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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Your Laughter

I'm rewarding myself for having finished the first draft of my novella by spending the day playing with the Online Card Class: Watercolor for Card Makers.  I'm on Days 3 and 4.  I used the technique where you put watercolor onto an acrylic block, spritz it, and then put your stamp into the pool of blended colors. I am also entering this in CASual Fridays: Three Thirds challenge since I used three colors (CTMH Hollyhock, Gypsy, and Honey), and Less is More: Flowers.


I liked this technique because it allowed me to get a double bang for my buck.  The flower and the background were both created using the same pool of blended colors from my block.  Plus, it allowed me to put a dot of Honey ink in the center of the flower.  To create even more Honey color there, I went back over it using the Bokah technique where I used a pencil eraser.

It doesn't show up in the photo, but I spritzed my acrylic block with glimmer mist.  The background and flower have a subtle shimmer that is really beautiful.  The sewing wasn't difficult, but it was time-consuming.  It was my favorite part of the example card, though, and I think it was worth the effort.

I am thrilled to have a technique to use with this particular stamp.  It's an old one from CTMH that hasn't seen much use. 

Off to play even more, so don't be surprised if there is a second post--maybe even a third--that shows up today.

Until next time,
Becca

9 comments:

  1. WOW. Way cool card!!! Inspiring.

    Gail

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  2. This is terrific Becca, it's so eye-catching!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. WOWser, all that patience with the stitching - "SEW" worthwhile (sorry!!!!)

    Kathyk

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  4. Thanks for sharing your card at Less is More. It's stunning and beautifully coloured and embellished. Sarah
    Less is More

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  5. Wow thisi is so fun Becca. Thank you so much for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  6. Super, striking card.
    Lynne xxx

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  7. Super card Becca, love the embellishments to your flower
    Thank you for your LIM entry
    Anne
    Less is More Designer

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  8. Great watercolor technique! Really pretty flower. Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  9. Super pretty technique. I need to do catch up on the class!
    Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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