Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Re-visiting Older Supplies


My card today came about while playing with my long-neglected Derwent water-color pencils. Watercoloring is currently a hot trend, so I pulled out my supplies and had some fun! I just scribbled some shades of purple and blue on a piece of watercolor paper, and used an Aquabrush to spread and blend it. After it dried, I embossed it with a CB Decorative Tile ef and paired it with some GinaK Wild Orchid cardstock that I recently won. I LOVE this color! The tag was cut with a SU! Chalktalk framelit die and stamped with the border from SU! Summer Silhouettes, and embossed with clear detail. I colored it with Copics that matched the watercolor background and tied some bashful blue ribbon at the top. The sentiment is from SU! Gifts of Kindness, and the banner was done with a PTI Notched Hearts banner die. I was so pleased with the way this turned out that I made another one....

 This was done with Island Indigo as the main color and I used a SU! arrow ef for the background, and some May Arts ribbon to finish it off.

I'm entering these into the following challenges:

Tuesday Morning Sketch #261

Shopping our Stash #163 - Splish-Splash - use some form of wet medium (watercoloring)  

Words2ScrapBy #8 - From Darkness to Light - Ombre coloring

I made a couple more cards with this design that I'll post sometime in the future.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a fantastic day!

Carol

19 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

These are just fantastic Carol, love both of these tags and colours used.xxx
The Journey is the Start

Benzi said...

Carol, I love these cards and I must say the colors on the background of the first one really jumped out at me. Love them both. Those tags are awesome.

Irish Cherokee said...

Love both cards. The color and arrangement on both cards is exceptional. The background dies are great. - Jim

jimlynn said...

Looks like you jumped on the water coloring band wagon! (I still haven't done that) Great cards and love the tag on them. Very nice background with the water coloring technique too.
Lynn

Brenda said...

Wow, I am loving both of these cards Carol! I love how you did your water coloring-I so need to try this, and I love that embossing folder. Your stamped and colored border is fabulous too, I guess it looks like I need another stamp on my wish list. lol Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

Just saw you were a winner over at Benzi's - Wah-Hoo! Congratulations. You are winning a lot of loot lately. I know you'll use it wonderfully. Love both of these cards, and your w/c is to die for! Both were just gorgeous (I know you liked the purples better!), but I have to say I'd go for the acquas. Love the way you've added that SU border to gussy up the tags. Two beautiful cards! You rock. TFS & Hugs

scrAPpamondo said...

Very beautiful tags, I love especially so much the first with watercolor!

Sybrina K said...

Carol,

Both of these cards are so pretty! I especially love how the stamped tag design mimics the embossed background on the first card.

Thanks for playing along with our Words 2 Scrap By August challenge.

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are lovely, the tags are fantastic. Thank you for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Donna said...

Great cards Carol! I love the water colouring and embossing together!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the "Splish Splash" challenge!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I love, love, love these! Way to use the neglected goodies, my friend! I just adore that bread tie tag, as you know. I may just have to break down and get my own, instead of always using yours! You won????? Tell me more and congrats!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

ah bless Carol these are gorgeous hun love them hugs Judith xxx

Linda said...

Two well done cards. I just love what you did with the tags! Keep it up!

Debbie said...

These are both beautiful!! That's a neat tag and I love the embossing!!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are great cards. I love how the stamp mimics the embossing folder on that top card. It works on the second card as well. Fun stuff!

scrappymo! said...

Fun to play with our old supplies!
I still have those watercolour pencils too! They are fun as I remember.

Your cards are so pretty...off to catch up on your blog...

Kris B said...

Fabulous cards! Love the notched sentiment tag and your embossed watercolored backgrounds are wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

BobbisTreasure said...

Love how your stamp echoes the embossing folder. And the background is a great interpretation of From Darkness to Light! Thanks for playing along with us at Words2ScrapBy.blogspot.com!

Ann Abrahamson said...

Both of these cards are soooo pretty! I love that notched tag too! Reminds me of the tags on a loaf of bread...very cool! Thanks for entering the W2SB Challenge :-)