Friday, September 12, 2014

Distress Watercolored Flowers

This card was stamped with Stazon ink on watercolor paper and then colored with Distress markers and inks.  After coloring the pink ring at the center of the flower, I decided to try a new technique I'd seen using Liquid Pearls.  For this, you squirt some Liquid Pearls on your craft mat (or other surface) add a little water, mix and then use a brush to paint with it.  I really like the look and shimmer.  The dots in the middle of the flower are courtesy of black diamond stickles.  After everything was dry, the blue parts of the flowers were given some Wink of Stella.

The sentiment was heat embossed on vellum and then wrapped around the image panel.  Black pearls accent the ends of the strip.  The finished card is 4.25" square.

Papers:  Strathmore Watercolor Paper, Bazzill, Recollection and Georgia Pacific cardstocks, WorldWin Transluscent Vellum
Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp clear stamps (Always & Forever, Banner Sayings)
Ink: Stazon (Jet Black), VersaMark
Distress Markers/Inks:  Shabby Shutters, Frayed Burlap, Chipped Sapphire, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar
Tools/Embellishments: Want2Scrap black pearls, Stampendous Opaque White embossing powder, Black Diamond Stickles, Petal Pink Liquid Pearls

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - SSS Stamp or Die (I used two SSS stamp sets)
Papertake Weekly - Repeat, Repeat (My flowers/leaves repeat and my pearls repeat)
Going Gray with Scrap Creations - Favorite Embellishment (pearls)
Delightful Challenges - Simple Times (CAS Design)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Create Own Background
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday - The more stamping the better

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you enjoy your weekend.  It's feeling like fall here and I love that!!


Becca Cruger said...

Wow! I L-O-V-E everything about this card. It's so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous blues and I love the vellum sentiment!
Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Jane xx

NGCARDS said...

This is a gorgeous card hun, lovely colours! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This card turned out beautifully! I do indeed love the technique that you shared with the Liquid Pearls. What a great way to add some shimmer! I also liked how the sentiment turned out. Great use of heat embossing and using it on vellum was just perfect for this project! I am impressed with your coloring skills, too! WOW! Those flowers pop so beautifully! Thanks for sharing your project with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! I feel inspired!

debby4000 said...

Love your striking card such a gorgeous background.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


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