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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sweet Sunday.....Happy Anniversary

Happy Sunday Peeps!! 

Here is our sweet sketch for this week:

What a great sketch! 
This one is free and easy one that has TONS of possibilities!  
Make the background the focal point, make the center the focal point, it's all up to you!

Well, I kinda made the background and the center the focal points on my card!!

I started out with some watercolor paper and stamped my flower image, which is from the Best Thoughts Hostess Stamp Set.
I colored the image using my aqua painter and ink pads.

After working hard to get this vibrant intense color on my flower and letting it dry thoroughly I moved onto the BG.

I wet the entire BG ( avoiding the flower) with some plain water before adding my ink and letting it flow around. I used Pacific Point for this stage.
I added just a touch of the Melon Mambo in a couple of places, and when mixed with the blue turned a lovely shade of lavender, you can see just a hint of it here and there.
After drying this thoroughly, with my heat tool, I went back in a dropped a few drops of water around again avoiding the flower. After letting the water set for a few I dabbed it up with a paper towel to ge the spotting you see.

The sentiment is from the Timeless Love stamp set and the line under that is from the Tim of Cards stamp set. I then added a few gold sequins to finish it up.

I hope you have some time to play with this weeks sketch!

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Wendy said...

Love your beautifully colored flower and that awesome background! Such a pretty card, Vicki! Well done!!! :)

bensarmom said...

Vicki, this is stunning! Love your watercolored background against your gorgeous flower!

CherylQuilts said...

Vicki, this is gorgeous, and I love the vibrant colors you've used! What an amazing watercolor background, and the flower just pops! Totally in love with this card too...keep on using this set!! I love it! Hugs, sweet friend!

Darlene Wood said...

your card is beautiful. Your water coloring is really nice too. Love love it!

Carol - SFarea said...

Beautiful! The flower is gorgeous and I love watercolor backgrounds. This one is exceptional. Thank you so much for sharing.

Karen Barber said...

This is jaw drop stunning……no - STUNNING. Wow Vicki, you are such a huge talent!!!!!

Lisa H. said...

Gorgeous card Vicky! I love your background and that beautiful floral.

Lori said...

This is stunning! Your watercoloring is amazing!

Lora said...

Another fabulous card made by you. What are the colors you used on the flower? This very pretty too.

I must say I have made 3 of these cards this week and the water color paper worked the easiest for me. Now, I want to try some more.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards with us.