Saturday, August 8, 2015

Water Colors

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Hi there, Diane with you today.

I recently purchased a few of the Ken Oliver Color Bursts
and decided to water color with them.

I stamped my JustRite stamp with Versamark
and then embossed with 
Sparkle N Sprinkle Black Fine Detail embossing powder,
but first using the  Anti Static embossing buddy
on water color paper to help keep the EB powder from sticking
to places I didn't want it to.
I lightly heat set my EB powder.

The stamp I used is JustRite Black Eyed Susan
which is not in stock, however,
and this technique would work just fine with them.

I cut the image out using the largest die from the

Next I used the Spritzer Bottle to spray a bit of water on my craft mat.
I also, put a tiny bit (very tiny) bit of 
Ken Oliver Color Burst Orange and
Ken Oliver Color Burst Lemon Yellow on the mat as well.

I used the Tim Holtz Water Brush with the Detail Nib
to pick up a bit of water and apply it to the petals of the flowers.

I next picked up the yellow color with the tip of the brush and
let it flow into the petals wherever it wanted to go.
I added a bit more water around the middle section of the flowers
and then picked up a bit of the orange color from the mat
and let it also run on the petals.

I love how it just mixed on it's own!

Once it was completely dry, I finished my card.
I added PoppyStamps Cottage Corner tucked behind the image 
(this is a die that cuts the flowers on the corners and embosses the rest).
A few Le Creme pearls were placed on the flowers.
Butterflies were added using Joy! Crafts Butterfly Trio.
A sentiment was stamped from the 

Thanks for visiting with me today!!

Entering the following challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack .... ATG
Brown Sugar .... ATG
Crafting For All Seasons .... Bright and Beautiful
Seize The Birthday .... Birthday/Topping Embossing


Ros Crawford said...

So beautifully done Diane ... you are really good at colouring ...
I'm going to whisper this ... we have sunshine!!! Whoo Hoo!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful coloured flowers. Love this card.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Awesome Diane, love the coloring and aren't those color burst fun!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous, Diane!! The flowers look amazing!! I need to get some of KO's color bursts!! The corner die is a must-have, too!! I love the polka dot butterflies!! How fun!! This is just stunning my friend!! I hope you're enjoying the weather!! It's so nice here, too!! 80's with little humidity - unheard of in August!! Happy Saturday!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Beth Brovold said...

Diane this is so wonderfully coloured...vibrant and cheery!! Beautifully designed and embellished! Have a great weekend Diane!
Take care,

Darlene said...

I just LOVE the colors on this card! What a beautiful job of coloring & design! You never cease to amaze me with your talents! Well done!

Leslie Miller said...

Your watercoloring looks fabulous! What a pretty stamp and a totally gorgeous card!

Nancy said...

This is a very pretty card Diane! I love the polka dotted butterflies too! Thanks for linking up with the girls and I at Seize the Birthday!

Anni said...

What a pretty card with so many details to discover!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the birthday!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Wow this card is just stunning! Absolutely beautiful indeed. The colors, the imagery, the softness, all of it. Beautiful! Thanks for taking part in our 100th Funday Friday challenge! Have a great day!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Milnie said...

such a grogeous creation, love the pearls on the flowers!
Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at Crafting for all Seasons.

Milnie DT

Tina said...

Gorgeous.Thanks for joining us at CFAS. Hugs Tina (DT) x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card, such a beautiful design.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.