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Monday, March 9, 2015

Because I Care

Happy Monday peeps!!!

Recently I have become slightly obsesses with water coloring. 
I decided to invest in some nice watercolors and some distress inks.

This card is my first attempt at water coloring with distress inks, 
I really love how easy they are to use for this purpose and how well they blend together.

I looked at the challenge this week on Paper Players Blog and saw it was a color challenge:

I thought these colors would be pretty for my water coloring attempt and set forth to match them the best I could with the distress inks I had already gotten.

I started with some watercolor paper and stamped the image from Stampin Up's World of Dreams with some Versamark ink onto the paper.
 I then embossed the image with white embossing powder.
I stamped and embossed the sentiment in thesame way, it comes from the Stampin Up retired Because I Care stamp set.

I then taped my water color paper down to a hard board and wet it thoroughly.
I then began to add my color. I started with Wild Honey and then Spiced Marmalade and then Mowed Lawn.

I dried with my heat tool and then added drops of water and let it set for a few and then dabbed off with a paper towel. This creates the splotches. Love that look!
The base of the card is Crumb Cake and then water color piece is layered onto some white.
I finished the card up with a few gold sequins.

I am also linking this in the Virginia's View Challenge #13

Thanks for stopping by today!!



Lieve said...

Beautiful card, great background !

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Vicki!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh so beautiful, love the colors in the background and your fabulous bakah effect. I'm doing the same tonight, lol.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous BG and use of the colours!

Debbie Mageed said...

Such a cool technique that will make your cards unique every time! I will have to give this a try. Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players color challenge this week.

LeAnne said...

Very nicely done, Vicki! I love watercoloring too but haven't tried this particular technique! It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a cool technique, Vicky! Wowza! I love how the embossed image pops against the inked background. Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!