Thursday, July 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink July 2013 Blog Hop

Nichole Heady has given us a great challenge for the July 2013 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: to find inspiration from one of the Fruits of Summer color schemes.

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This was the color scheme that I started with, but I found the Pure Poppy & Scarlet Jewel were darker than I wanted for my design so subsituted Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz. I also used Simply Chartreuse instead of New Leaf ink.




I really wanted to play around with this watercolor/embossing technique I learned last week. The flowers are from Happiness in Bloom, the banner from In Stitches Die set and the sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages.




Once the flowers were masked and stamped on watercolor paper, the entire bouquet was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.




The background was then painted over the embossed image using a water brush and Aqua Mist ink. 

I can't wait to see what everyone has done with these gorgeous color schemes!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

20 comments:

  1. Jacquie, this technique is gorgeous! Makes your blooms pop off the page!
    Beautiful watercoloring.

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  2. Stunning card! LOve how you used the banner. - Irma

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  3. GORGEOUS!!! I love the clear embossing after the stamping and the watercoloring!!

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  4. What a great technique! Lovely card.

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  5. Oh Jacquie...I love this...so LOVELY :)

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  6. Jacquie, this simply beautiful! Love the watercoloring.

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  7. What a great card. That embossing on top is very striking.

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  8. Very striking flowers and layout against all that white space!

    Linda

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  9. LOVE your card - will have to remember the technique- soo beautiful

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  10. Wow, Jacquie! This technique looks amazing! I think I'll try it. :-) your card is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. I like that you took artistic license with the colors, Jacquie, and you did a magnificent job with the watercolor technique!!

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  12. Neat technique & gorgeous card, Jacquie!

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  13. Gorgeous Jacquie with just the right amount of glitter! Love this technique!

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  14. love the intensity of color!

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  15. This is stunning! Love this technique ! Beautiful results!

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  16. This is just amazing...absolutely beautiful work.

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  17. Love those colors! Even more amazing in person!

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