Friday, September 26, 2014

Watercolor blooms


It's Bellarific Friday!!!!  Last weeks challenge was to use this sketch.

sketch-19--Sept-26 copy

     It's perfect for a CAS card.  I went through several ideas before I came up with this design.  I embossed the top panel with a striped embossing folder and popped it up on foam dots.  For the image I stamped Flower Garden with Versamark onto some watercolor paper and then embossed it in gold.  I used Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint Distress inks to paint the image.  For the sentiment I die cut the word Thanks four times and glued them together for some body and them embossed with the same gold.  A few sequins to add a little bling and voila'!


     I really enjoy the look of watercolor and hope to play with it some more.
     If you haven't visited the Blogabella blog lately you really need to.  Em is debuting a ton of new stamps and she's been giving some sneak peeks.  AMAZING stuff!  I have a couple of cards to share myself so be on the look out.  If you like the Townies you definitely need to come back.
     Okay, so the new challenge is.....

1 image, 2 embellies, and 3 papers

     A recipe for fun!  Thanks for stopping by!
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Strathmore 140 lb cold press watercolor paper
Stamp--Stamping Bella "Flower Garden"
Ink--Versamark, Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint Distress inks
Tools--The Paper Studio A2 Stripes embossing folder, Simon Says Stamp Thanks die, Quickutz Nesting Circles, Marvy Uchida heat gun
Miscellaneous--Ranger gold embossing powder, sequins from my stash

20 comments:

  1. Wow Tracy ,this is so beautiful and elegant.

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  2. Wow! Stunning card, Tracy! So elegant and really beautifully colored. Love the gold touches. Love the striped embossed panel, too. Just WOW!

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  3. Love your gold embossed thanks die cut word! so pretty as well as the lovely painted flowers!

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  4. GORGEOUS card Tracy, and of course the most gorgeous image and colours used..
    aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

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  5. Another WOW card, Tracy. Love the way you glued 4 thanks together and embossed the word with gold. Elegant. Haven't tried coloring with distress inks, but you've given me the inspiration to try it. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Geri N

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  6. Gorgeous card!! Just so pretty!

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  7. How beautiful, Tracy, and I love the CAS style! Stunning flowers and colors! Hugs!

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  8. that a gorgeous card tracy, it so pretty you got the golden touch, very beautiful crafty work. very colorful so pretty .... your gallery is just super nice .graphics are very nice . your website it just very pretty. best of luck . do come visit me some time. . WE.HOBBIESANDCRAFTS.NET. and please sign my guestbook at the bottom of my webpage to let me know you came to see me ( thank you.very much do look around the website you may find some thing that can help you out or help some one you know with something... love a beautiful thing. do send your friends.

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  9. Gorgeous and delicate poppyflowers, Tracy, love your watercolouring! Hugs, Ira
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  10. This is stunning Tracy. I love the image, beautiful colouring and wonderful embossed to give such an elegant look.
    hugs Sue xx

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  11. So pretty, Tracy! Love the embossed panel with the window and the stacked thanks die cut. The watercolor blooms are beautiful, too!
    Hugs, Anja

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  12. So lovely! Love those embossed and beautifully colored flowers and the card design is stunning!

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  13. What a BEAUTIFUL CAS design, Tracy! I love flower cards and the gold embossing looks so stylish in this one. xxx

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  14. Beautiful!! I love the flowers and the scoring ... so elegant!

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  15. Love the distress color flowers with embossed panel and the thanks sentiment is looking gorgeous in gold, Love this CAS creation!

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  16. Love the flowers Tracy. I have not tried the watercoloring yet but will have to. Hugs joann sassy raggedy

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  17. Now that's a card that you can't stop looking at. The sentiment and how you created that is superb. I love that you take the time to make your own embellishments to such perfection. It's a gorgeous card and the technique is inspiring!!
    Hugs H,
    T

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