If there's one place I can count on each week for inspiration it's the Muse Card Challenge and this week certainly hasn't disappointed me.
This card by Anita is just beautiful and as soon as I saw it I thought of an idea. So I have been inspired by the white heat embossing, the white border around the embossed image and the unusual colour of the background for a wedding card. I also decided to go wedding as I have so few of these and thought it would be a good way to build a bit of choice in my collection.
As soon as I saw those white embossed flowers I thought of a rose background stamp I have from 'The Ton'. I had white embossed this rose onto multimedia cardstock which is really good with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides. You can play and play and play with very minimal warpage.
I had heat embossed a while ago and had watercoloured one panel but wasn't so happy with the result but this one I love. The Distress Oxides look amazing with this stamped background. I blended first for overall coverage then flicked water.
Then I decided I wanted more so got out all the colours I liked the thought of so my tattered rose, worn lipstick, barn door, abandoned coral, wild honey and mustard seed, squished on mat, sprayed with water. I drag a piece of acetate through the mess to split it up a bit and cause small bubbles and spots as these look good on the card stock. Use the acetate to place exactly where I want the added bits and turn the card over and just tap down into whats on the mat for more coverage.
I do a lot of little bits at a time and dry the layers in between for more effect. I love how it turned out and I have found the more complimentary colours the better it looks. Once finished and dry I wiped off the flowers with a 'wet one' to bring the white back up. Cut the panel to fit a standard card and glued in place. Finished it off with the 'forever' word die from 'Stamplorations' (ohh yes I do love their dies)and then added some clear gem.
First one definitely:
Though it doesn't follow the Twist I still reckon it looks
magical the way it turned out :)
I hope this fits the criteria for watercolours.
If not I will remove
Thanks so much for coming to visit. Hope I see you again soon.
Love the depth and variation in your background colour, Aileen! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!
That rose stamping is just gorgeous, Aileen. And your colour layering has created such a beautiful background. Love it! Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x
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LOVE your take on Anita's card, what a beauty!
It's a fabulous take on Anita's card. I just love the different textures on it from all the different layers of colour. I haven't really played around with my oxides yet - I only have a few - but they look good having been smooshed. xx
Beautiful card. I love the effect of the oxides to create that stunning background.
Thanks for stopping by at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugs Sheryl xx
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