Sunday, 20 August 2017

CTC#142 Thinking of You

Welcome back for another week. It's been a busy week here preparing for markets again here but I managed to create something for this week's look at the love and sympathy pages. I have chosen the sweet watercolour umbrella card on page 93.



My watercolouring is the sponge and splash technique (I've done that before and you can read more instructions here). I used a foam roller to layer on plenty of ink, then spritzed the watercolour paper with water, then splashed a bit more clean water on for good measure! The clean water lifts some of the colour off creating marvellous backgrounds.


The Watts of Occasions stamp set is so much fun to use, I heat embossed the images with silver and applied more Crushed Curry Ink with a sponge dauber.


Next this week on the hop is Peta

And before me this week is Julia


Don't forget we love to see what you create using the same pages for inspiration.


Thanks for looking, and remember

"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"
Liz

13 comments:

  1. Such fun & bright cards! Will I ever know ALL the techniques out there? Your watercolour technique is one I hadn't heard of, I need to try it, TFS!

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    1. Hey Megan - we are all learning from each other all the time! And the short answer is NO! because techniques get changed and modified and improved! I don't know what the real name of it this technique is but I've always enjoyed it. I coined the term back in January for the first Colour INKspiration challenges. Its super fun, you should try it.

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  2. Wow, this is a stunning colour combination and just beautiful backgrounds. Thankyou for your beautiful inspiration.

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    1. Thanks Julia. The backgrounds just happened like magic! I have to say that Lemon Lime Twist is such a dark horse - I don't love the colour but it makes amazing improvements on lots of things!

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  3. Great card Elazabeth, I love your background technique

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  4. Such bright, fun cards, Liz. Love the backgrounds, particularly the second one and the stitching is a great embellishment.

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  5. Wow Elizabeth. That watercoloring is amazing. I LOVE that colour combination together!!!!! And the cards themselves are just lovely and a lot of fun!

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  6. Love your use of colour and the stitching is a neat twist. Great cards

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  7. I love your water colouring Elizabeth. Thanks for sharing. I must give it a try.

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  8. Fresh and fun colour palette this week Elizabeth! Love the blended colours on the background.

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  9. I love your card Elizabeth. I'm off to read your instructions on how to do it! xx

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  10. OMIGOSH! I have no words for how amazing that background is, none! The colours are gorgeous!

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  11. What stunning backgrounds! Fab as always.

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz