Thursday, May 5, 2016

Watercolor Card Set

I loved Melissa's cards for this week's PTI MIM Challenge which is to make a watercolored card set.  Melissa used the Bold Blossom watercolor cards & it just so happens my friend, Betty, included some in the card she sent me for the CCC card exchange.  
I wanted to practice with my Zig markers, instead of blending inks like Melissa.  First I colored the blue one & then the pink & orange.  Yep--I'm embracing my new found appreciation of the color orange--haha!  
I stayed in the lines for the blue & let the color blend outside the lines for the other one.  The blue one has some text from Background Basics: Text Style stamped in Soft Stone.  I used my Mini Misti to stamp the sentiment from Friendly Flowers in Versafine Smokey Gray.  
The other one has a light stamping of leaves from Turning A New Leaf in Classic Kraft & the same sentiment is stamped in VersaMagic Gingerbread. The stitched edge is done with a PPP die.  The blue card front is Soft Stone & the other one is Classic Kraft.  Stickles in the flower centers, splatters & ribbon finish them off. Hopefully 2 counts as a set--haha!  I'm also entering Curtain CallStamplorations CAS Challenge & Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

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29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Greta. 2 is surely a set! A really pretty design as well.

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  2. Greata they are gorgeous! I think the orange is pretty in the mix of colors and happy to see the ribbon ! Happy Mother's Day!

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  3. wonderful card set Greta and am so pleased you like my little gift and lovely watercoloring and perfect bows

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  4. Lovely cards, Greta!! Love how we are able to get the same effect using whatever we have on hand. The colors and coloring is fantastic!!

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  5. Greta, such lovely color and clean design. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.
    Blessings, Carole

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  6. These are both gorgeous! Your Zig coloring really rocks. I admire your ability to tie those wide satin ribbons into such beautiful bows!

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  7. Love how you experimented with the colouring, and the way you let it blend to create a halo around the pink and orange flowers is so gorgeous. The splatters and the stitched border are great additional touches, it's clear that a lot of love and care have gone into making these cards. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

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  8. Beautiful set, Greta! Love the mix of the orange and the pink on the kraft bg.

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  9. Beautiful cards Great and so glad to see you embracing the pink and orange set, my favourite colour mix.

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  10. beautiful set of cards, greta!! those bows are amazing!!!

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  11. Hi Greta : ) I love your cards!! the colors are amazing!! When you say you used Zig markers - were they actual markers or Zig brushes?? I am asking a question on my MIM postbecause I'm hoping to make a purchase : )

    If you have a minute would you mind stopping by to give me some advice?

    Thanks a bunch!

    Patti

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  12. Gorgeous flower cards, Greta - just love your coloring!!

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  13. These are beautiful. I really like the die cut edge. So clever and a nice detail.

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  14. These are so beautiful Greta...just love your sweet bows.

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  15. What a lovely note card set Greta! (and yes, 2 does count as a set!!) I'm envious of your Zig talent...I'm still struggling with mine and much prefer my Copics! Your colors are just beautiful and I love the bows...great job Greta!! :0)

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  16. So very pretty! Still don't have any Zigs - hopefully soon!

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  17. These are gorgeous Greta. Love both colors.

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  18. Beautiful Greta! Love the colours and the bows.

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  19. Beautiful, Greta! Lovely colors, coloring, and added bow detailing! Lovely set!

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  20. Awe, Greta, not only are both cards very striking, but your bows are fabulous. It's been ages since I've added ribbon or a bow to my cards, but I do love the look.

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  21. WOW, Greta, these cards are simply gorgeous.
    Fabulous designs & bows.

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  22. Wow!! What stunners!! Love your watercolour and those bows are beautiful!

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  23. Two real beauties Greta. What lovely colours and I like the diecut shape underneath the image. Barbxx

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  24. You nailed this week's MIM Greta, these are BEAUTIFUL!!

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  25. Looks like you've forged a great relationship with your Zigs; such beautiful cards! I think orange is *your* colour!!
    Hugs~c

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