Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sending Sunshine

Last night before bed I made another watercolor card for the SSS Flickr challenge & didn't have time to post it on my blog.  I really liked how it turned out, so thought I'd share it now & also enter SSS Monday's In the Middle challenge & SSS Wednesday Make Your Own Background.
I used the watercolor smooshing technique using Distress Inks picked raspberry & ripe persimmon on watercolor paper. The SSS flowers from Warm Wishes were stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black in each corner. 
I added splatters with Tsukineko gold Shimmer Spritz--beautiful shimmer IRL. The sentiment from the same set was heat embossed & splattered with the inks which I dabbed with my finger.  I popped up the matted sentiment & added 3 metal dots for embellishment.  I'm also entering the floral challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge since it qualifies with my use of watercoloring & metal dots.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  
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24 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh so pretty!

Heather said...

A fabulous card Greta, a stunning background with such gorgeous colours.......your stamps are super and a great sentiment panel!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Dotty Jo x said...

Stunning card! Great colour combo and stamping, Jo x

Dawn Turley said...

a beautiful card Greta. The background colouring is great. Nice colours together.

walchowDesign said...

The silhouette looks fantastic on the rich background, Greta! Great job with the finger splatters!

Barb said...

I really like how it turned out too, Greta! It's beautiful! So glad you played in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge!

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is fabulous! Lovely colors! Thanks for sharing it with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Ros Crawford said...

The BG is terrific!! Lovely card Greta!

Loll said...

So pretty Greta. Love the mix of colours for your background ... the black silhouettes really pop off the vibrant colours. Thanks for playing along at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Pretty color combo! Inquiring minds want to know if your finger what dyed pink after dabbing at the colors. It made for a nice muted look, so even if you turned pink, it was worth it. Great card!

Deepti said...

Those colors look beautiful together :) fabulously done. Thank you for sharing with MMCC !

Lisa said...

Sigh...this looks like wispy wildflowers being silhouetted by a gorgeous sunset. Love it Greta, nicely done!

Maria said...

So very pretty with the bright colors and flowers! Great technique and wonderful design!:-)

Nat said...

love the combination of colours, beautiful!

Sanna Lippert said...

lovely card, Greta!! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC this month :)

Kim Heggins said...

wow...this is just beautiful. Love the your wonderful design and your background is as amazing as they come!

Rosemary said...

cool background, greta!

Martha said...

Fabulous card, Greta!
Beautifully done!

Jessi Fogan said...

WOW! I love those vibrant colours - and the silhouettes just POP!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous colors.

~Tammy~ said...

Gorgeous! Love the bright and bold colors!

cheiron said...

This is so pretty! I love the color combo. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

Charlene said...

This is fantastic Greta!!! I love the colors and the BG!! thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

cm said...

Smooshing spectatcular, Greta! You've created a gorgeous background for those pretty silhouette flowers. Another delight...
Hugs~c