Sunday, December 7, 2014

Watercolor Ombre Background

I'm up today on the a2z Scrapbooking Challenge Blog. This month we want to see projects using watercoloring. I began by stamping & heat embossing the Hero Arts background in gold on watercolor paper.  Then I used a dark red watercolor paint with a wet brush using more paint at the top & more water moving down to create an ombre look.  I added a piece of vellum down the center with a stamped Hero Arts sentiment at the bottom using Versafine Onyx Black.  The Hero Arts tree was heat embossed in gold on another piece of watercolor paper brushed with the same paint.  I trimmed it very close, colored the dots with the paint nearly full strength & added Stickles to the stars.  
When everything dried I mounted it with foam tape & added gold dots at the top. Hope I've inspired you to join our challenge. You can use my discount code, GRETA15, to get 15% off a minimum $25 purchase in The Store.
I'm entering the challenges at SSS MondaySSS Wednesday & Inkspirational.


29 comments:

  1. So very pretty Greta! That golden tree is stunning! The ombre background looks fantastic!

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  2. This is beautifully done! Love the ombre background.

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  3. The discount code is back! How awesome! This card is so beautiful and the embossing looks great against the gold and ombre background.

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  4. Hello Greta

    What an amazing card, I love the backgrounnd and the gold detail is stunning.
    Your golden Christmas tree is beautiful, I do like the little gold dots.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  5. Wow, Greta! This is one amazing card! Your background and colors are gorgeous! Love the gold embossing, then the gorgeous vellum overlay! A real showstopper!
    I know your husbands daughter will LOVE her GS.

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  6. What a gorgeous gold tree, Greta! The watercolored background is perfect for showing it off!

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  7. Beautiful holiday card! That gold tree is fantastic and I love how you layered it with the vellum. Also, thanks for your kind comment about my card. As always, thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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  8. Beautiful gold tree, Greta! Love the pink and gold combo. Thanks for playing along with us over at Inkspirational! :-)

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  9. stunning card!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Happy Holidays :) - Ashli

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  10. Hi Greta, gorgeous background for your beautiful design. Have a great week, Shirleyxx

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  11. Stunning card Greta....so fun and so festive too and your colors are so striking and beautiful.

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  12. Your pretty tree on the vellum panel is fabulous Greta and I adore your beautiful tree topper!!

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  13. Very pretty Greta, especially the background colors!

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  14. In awe over the versatility of your style, Greta! This is incredibly beautiful with the gold partnered with the red, flowing into an ombre effect. Swoon-inducing! Thank you so much for bringing this gem to the Inkspirational gallery! Love it!
    ~c

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  15. Beautiful card. I love the touches of the vellum and the gold!

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  16. Your ombre panel looks amazing, Greta! Fab card!

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  17. this is just stunning, greta... the ombre panel is beautiful!

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  18. gorgeous!! :) I really love the pink and gold its very elegant :)

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  19. Oh, wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Love the tree and the ombre background is stunning!

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  20. Wow this looks gorgeous :) I love the gold Christmas tree with red ornaments :)

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  21. This is so pretty with the ombre red/pink and gold. Stunner my friend!

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  22. So pretty Greta. Love the beautiful gold embossed tree.

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  23. beautiful! loving the watercoloring and the gold touches.. really very pretty!! thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp!

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  24. I have been looking at how you created this and I just love the creativity. Using water colours to create an ombre look is truly inspired. I must give this a go. I had to pin this stunning card. So pleased you shared this with us at Ink especially as I am inspired to try something new, thank you x

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  25. Stunning background! Congrats on your win at Inkspirational - well deserved! Happy New Year to you Greta and all the best for 2015!

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  26. Hi Greta, so pleased you won at Ink as I loved your Bv, wanted to let you know that I made a card inspired by this for Ink, it is not out until 17th JAn and I have given you credit, just in case you get time to pop by!! Have a good New Year x

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  27. Yippie!! Congratulations, GG, for the Top Pick honor from Inkspirational for this gorgeous card!! Hugs, Darnell

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