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Sunday, 8 November 2015

Watercolour Celebrate



I saw the Sketch Challenge over at Always Playing with Papers and I liked what I saw.



I don't think I have played with a Sketch layout before but theres a first time for everything. Lot more thought has to go into something like this.
Unlike the majority of my cards that I just make what I want and find a challenge to fit it here the rules are already set.
I used a background paper that I bought from Papertrey in a set of white and gold designs This one being with big gold dots. The next three layers were all cut with stitch rectangle and circle dies. The green is a pale green weave look paper. The next layer is a piece of watercolour paper that I had previous sprayed with watercolour sprays in colours pink, orange and a smudge of yellow.

This panel behind the stamped and embossed flower was a great match up with the colours I watercolored the flower image with.
The flower stamp is one of the Altenew flowers and I have to say one of my favourite to look at, just so soft and wonderful lines to it.
I spent an afternoon painting this flower that was stamped and embossed in either gold or white on scraps of watercolour paper with my Kuretake watercolours. Whenever I go back to using these I remember why I love them so much. Maybe not so easy to set up as the watercolour pens but such a pleasure to use. The paint is so creamy and delicious to use and results just breathtaking.


I added the watercolour panel with fun foam behind it as I had added the three little gold tags and they would have caused a bump in the watercolour layer. The gold tags were just hand cut as I don't have tag dies (or at least I don't think I have!!)

Finished off with the small 'Celebrate' die cut that had a long swirl in front and behind but I cut off the one in front as I didn't feel it worked this particular time.

I was very happy with the end result.

Would like to enter this in:





Thank you for coming to have a look and I hope you visit again soon.



10 comments:

  1. Love that watercolour panel and love the watercolouring on the flower. Have you got the Gansai Tambi paints? I think I'd prefer them to the colour brush pens as I don't get on with them at all. I haven't done a sketch challenge in ages as they take me forever, so good on you! Xxx

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  2. Gorgeous card love your image and card design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  3. Stunning! That image looks fab and lovely sketch!
    Lucy x

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  4. Just so beautiful...love your gorgeous flower. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge.

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  5. You really put a lot of thought and work into the various elements, Aileen, and the result is magnificent! The background and the flowers do match perfectly and it's such a vibrant card! Thanks for the reminder that I need to remember to use my paints now and then instead of reaching for my markers! And thank you for joining in the fun at The Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. Absolutely beautiful card! Love the colors you used with the gold and that gold sentiment! Thanks for playing The Challenge! Hope you play again soon!

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  7. Beautiful, just my sort of card, brilliant watercolours and such a fabulous tone of orange. Thanks for joining in with our Fussy and fancy challenge. Jo X

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  8. This is gorgeous. The flower is beautiful and I love your choice of papers and embellishments.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Fussy and Fancy
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  9. This is so pretty. I love the gold flower lines. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks.
    DT Janis
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