Monday, May 19, 2008

...Embossed Watercolor Trio

I'M BACK...YAY!!! Let's get right into the cards! This is a trio of cards I've made for the Technique Lovers Challenge at SCS for last week. I embossed a piece of Watercolor Paper with the Stitched background stamp in Black Embossing Powder. I then watercolored using my Aquapainters and Markers in the following colors: Groovy Guava, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Creamy Caramel, Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise, and Brilliant Blue. I challenged myself a bit with this one, too. If you know me well (or even not so well), then you realize that I seldom ever use the Bold Brights. This card features alot of the brights with only ONE Earth Element component....the background color! Shocking...I know!

I used the same Lovely Lilac cardbase for all of these creations, but I changed up the mats for each. I used more Bold Brights when it came to incorporating the papers/cardstock with the image, and here is the list of those shown: Basic Black, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Only Orange, and Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper.

I stamped all of the sentiments with Jet Black Staz-On Ink from the following stamp sets: Absolutely Fabulous, Kind Thoughts, and Always. A variety of punches were also used to make these three very different cards (Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1" Circle, 3/4" Circle, 1-3/8 Square, 1-1/4 Square, 3/16" Corner Rounder). To add a little texture and interest some piercing was added with the use of a Paper Piercer and a Mat Pack.

That's it for today......sorry for the long post, but it feels like forever since I've done this! I am not going to include a "supplies" section since I listed everything in the description. Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and I will see you tomorrow with some other cards that I have created these last few days!

Hugs ~ Mercy


Juliana said...

Beautiful cards!!
I love the colors, the stamp, and the layouts!!!

All are wows!

Shannan Teubner said...

These are gorgeous, Mercy!

Anonymous said...

I love these! I never thought to use my BG Stitched like this! Great idea! I am not a big BB fan either, but these are stunning!

Sharon said...

These are fabulous! I never thought of using Watercolour Paper for a OSW. What a great idea.

Sharon said...

These are fabulous! I never thought of using Watercolour Paper for a OSW. What a great idea.

shel9999 said...

What fun, bright cards!!! I love all three!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I loathe the Bold Brights, but you have made them look fabulous(and honestly, I have started using them more now anyway, so I should probably stop saying that)!!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

Beautiful coloring! What a creative take on that backgound stamp...I love that background!! I'll have to try it soon!