Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Make It Monday #283 - Watercolor Wash Backgrounds

Hello friends.  Laurie is up with her first Make It Monday challenge this week, and she has a great video with lots of wonderful tips for creating beautiful watercolored backgrounds.  Here's what I came up with:


I used some of my new DOX inks (Broken China & Cracked Pistachio) along with the Meadow Greens stamp set to create my background.  Laurie had mentioned in her video about using outlined stamps to create your background, and after using the ferns from the Meadow Greens set, I can see why that would work better than a more solid image like the ferns.  However, this was one of those cards where I had the idea in my head, and it involved the ferns, and they were not outline images.  Oh well...after adding the watercolor and some splattering, I still like the way this came out!  I embossed the flower on vellum and fussy cut out to add another little bit of dimension to the card.  Here's a closer up:


  I die cut my watercolored layer and base layer with the Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical dies and added the banner from the Quilted: Tag Sale die and stamped it with one of the Keep It Simple: Birthday stamps.  A few sequins and some bakers twine finished off my card.

There's still time to enter this challenge, so check out Laurie's video and beautiful cards, and then play along right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!

  

19 comments:

  1. Lovely soft colors combined with Meadow Greens reminds me of lace. Well done

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  2. Lovely, delicate images, Marcia. And the embossed ferns are perfect. Gorgeous vellum flower. How are you liking the new DOX inks? I think I've only scratched the surface on what they can do. Fun to play with!

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  3. Gorgeous, soft background Marcia. I thought of Meadow Greens too, but then decided against it. But yours turned out beautiful. Good idea to use the DOX's. I have yet to try them out.

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  4. Your card came out BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the lighter colors AND THE FERNS! ;) SUPER JOB!!!! ;)

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  5. Your card is stunning Marcia and I love how the background came out. Soft and beautiful!

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  6. Beautiful, Marcia! Love your soft colours of your watercoloured background pair with white. I think the fern looks awesome with this technique and will have to give that a try myself. xx

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  7. Really lovely card despite your problems (??)...your dandelion is just perfect for your softly watercolored background! ;)

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  8. So retry Marci! Love the beautiful water colored background! The dandelion really pops and the bow adds a nice touch! Great take on the challenge!

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  9. Fantastic card, Marcia...love the softer colors you used and the eaves look great even though they are more solid! I think you nailed it girl!! Have a beautiful day! I think it is going to hit 84 today!!

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  10. Love everything about your card, Marcia! I think the ferns were a good choice for the background, and the colors are so spring-like! Wonderful!

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  11. Beautiful colors! LOVE the background stamps you used, I think they look fabulous! Beautiful Vellum flower and sentiment strip, I also love the scalloped shape! VERY Pretty!

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  12. One of my favorites, Marcia--beautiful colors & images & design! I love Meadow Greens & need to get it out! The look is different with solid images, but I like both. In fact, I'm almost done with a card using some solid flower stamps.

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  13. Marcia, this is so soft and pretty, you did a great job!

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  14. Beautiful Marcia...I have always loved that Meadow Green image...worked perfectly!

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  15. I love the look of the ferns, so pretty!

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  16. LOVE the way this turned out, Marica! The soft background and beautiful colors are gorgeous.

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  17. Even using soft colors, Marcia, this is just stunning. I love those ferns and still haven't purchased Meadow Greens. Your embossed vellum flower really finished it off beautifully.

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  18. Beautiful card Marcia! I love the colors and I like the way the ferns came out as well! Your vellum flower is so pretty!!

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  19. Oh Marcia, this is beautiful! Such delicate images and those embossed ferns look lovely with the vellum flower.

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