Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink February 2014 Blog Hop + MIM #153: Watercolored Backgrounds with Heat Embossed Sentiments

I couldn't resist combining the Papertrey Ink February 2014 Blog Hop challenge to create a spring themed project with the Make it Monday #153 challenge to combine a watercolored background with heat embossed sentiments.

The sweet hyacinths inspired my card.

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I started with a white cardstock panel, stamped the "thanks" with Versamark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. A soft blue is watercolored over this sentiment using a combination of Dawn's techniques - some long strokes and a little dappling for more intense color.




I used Distress Markers to color two flower images from the Life stamp set and the smaller, matching image from the Larger than Life stamp set and stamped them on the watercolored panel. I love that the embossed sentiment resists the markers.




To ground the flowers, a bit of green ink is watercolored along the bottom of the panel.

I'm off to check out what everyone else has been up to!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

42 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous card. Love the way you water colored it.

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  2. Oh so pretty. Great take on both challenges....

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  3. This is beautiful,Jacquie. I am going to do this technique today but I didn't think about stamping over it. I may try that, too. :)

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  4. beautiful flowers against the watercoloured background - love it.

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  5. How cool the embossed thanks!
    Beautiful colors!

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  6. this is just beautiful - says Spring! also a perfect card for the MIM challenge

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  7. Oh wow you nailed that photo.....beautiful water colors and embossing.
    I love the font of that stamp you were talking about...I still buy wood stamps ...I love them . Did you buy anything else from Stamps by Judith ?

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  8. So beautiful!!!! I love the sky and pretty flowers!

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  9. Exquisite card, Jacquie! Love the pretty watercolored flowers in your garden :)

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  10. Wonderful, Jacquie! This card nails both the challenge and the hop perfectly! Nicely done!

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  11. Beautiful watercolouring! What a gorgeous card.

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  12. Just gorgeous, Jacquie, and so clever to combine the two challenges.

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  13. Oh wow!! This is just gorgeous! I love the how beautiful the flowers look against the watercolored background.

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  14. This is stunning! I love your watercoloring!

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  15. So pretty Jacquie, I cannot wait until my lavendar starts to grow!!

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  16. Your card turned out beautifully! Love everything about it....

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  17. This card screams SPRING! Love it.

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  18. Gorgeous! The water coloring with embossing is a great technique for this card.

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  19. What a work of art, Jacquie, seriously! Really love how you built up this scene around the embossed sentiment.

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  20. Totally Spring and Totally Beautiful!!!

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  21. This is lovely! I really like the soft watercolor look!

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  22. Love the watercolor look and the embossing!

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  23. Oh my. This is stunning! Love the combination you've used!

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  24. Fabulous card! Love the watercolour effect- Irma

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  25. Love this card, Jacquie! Your flowers are wonderful & perfect done this way!

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  26. Gorgeous card!! I love the coloring.

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  27. Gorgeous! The colors are so pretty. Which brand is that purple ink, Jacquie?

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    1. I used Tim Holtz (Ranger) Distress Markers - Shaded Lilac & Mowed Lawn - to ink the flower images :)

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  28. Just catching up Jacquie this is so beautiful. Love the watercolouring and the embossing!

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  29. That is just a beautiful card! I love the flowers especially. Thanks for visiting my blog also.

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  30. Hello! A beautiful spring color on your cards. Regards

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  31. Totally, totally stunning!!! This makes me want distress markers even more!!

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  32. Oh this is beautiful! so going to have to do this with my distress markers! LOVE the colors and the background! THanks so much for your sweet comment! I would love for you to send me a link when you do a CASEing of my card so I can make sure to see your take! Hugs!

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  33. Wow!! This is one absolutely gorgeous card! Your watercoloring is fabulous! So so pretty!! Thanks so much for your nice comment on my blog today! :)

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  34. Gorgeous! Great job on the water-coloring!

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  35. WOW, Jackie, this is gorgeous. Hallmark would be envious of this work of art!

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  36. Jacquie, your card is STUNNING! LOVE the BG you created, the Beautiful hyacinths, and the embossed sentiment! LOVE!

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