Saturday, March 7, 2015

Watercolor plus Sparkle

(This is my second post of the day.  Please scroll down or click HERE for my PBSC post.)

Time for me to post on the a2z Blog.  This month's challenge is Color It In!  I chose a very forgiving & simple technique which is watercoloring an embossed image with Distress Inks. The butterflies were white embossed on white cardstock. Next I used a waterbrush to "paint" the image with clear water. To add color I touched the brush to my ink pad (evergreen bough & picked raspberry) & then to the butterfly. You can add more color as desired. To give a tile effect, I then added clear water around the image & colored with Distress Ink pumice stone using the same technique. The sparkle is provided with Glimmer Dust silver spray glitter.
a2z March close up
I arranged the images to determine where I wanted the sentiment & then stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Good news!  The Happy Birthday Scroll set is ON SALE in the a2z store!  To add some texture the card front was dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder before the butterfly tiles were attached using foam tape for the pink one.
a2z March one
Links to the products I've used are included in the post at a2z.  Hope I've inspired you to join our challenge this month.  Remember, the prize is a $25 gift certificate at the a2z scrapbooking store & you can use GRETA15 for 15% off a minimum $25 purchase. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

Vicki's Inspiration Card
Edited to add: Looks like I was on the same path as Vicki, so I'll enter over at Muse.

22 comments:

  1. Oooo, beautiful results, Greta! Love those gorgeous butterflies!

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  2. Thanks you for being so kind Greta! You did a fabulous job yourself!
    beautiful beautiful butterflies!

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  3. Very pretty and reminds me of spring!

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  4. Beautifully shimmery with those lovely spring colours! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

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  5. Love the look of tiles on your card and also the soft pretty colors.

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  6. Beautiful butterflies, Greta! A gorgeous card!

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  7. You are just amazing and I love your sweet card. Your butterflies are stunning, just simply stunning! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

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  8. another lovely spring-inspired card, greta!! love the embossing!

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  9. Gorgeous card my Friend!
    You've managed to capture the aerial nature of butterflies!

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  10. Such a pretty spring card Greta! Great take on the sketch too!

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  11. Butterflies are among my favorite images and these are SO gorgeous, Greta! Love the watercolor with the shimmer.

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  12. Gorgeous card Greta! Love the beautiful butterflies! The shimmery detail adds such an elegant look!

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  13. So soft and pretty ... Gotta love butterflies!

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  14. Great technique and stunning card Greta! Have a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx

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  15. Love the effect that your technique has given your butterflies... gorgeous!x

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  16. Oh my breathtaking :) what a beauty !

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  17. Amazing! You rocked this challenge! Thanks so much for joining in at Muse!

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  18. I am so glad you joined at Muse, your card is fab!

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous, Greta!! I love the simple watercolouring, who would have thought Picked Raspberry could take on that light tone??

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  20. Beautiful card, I love the watercolored butterflies!
    Karin

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  21. Gorgeous butterflies and I love all the sparkle you added to this card! Stunning take on Vicki's card, Greta!

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