Saturday, March 1, 2014

Watercoloring

Hey there!

Happy weekend! I love Saturdays! I don't usually have to go to work on Saturday and today is doubly fun because my friend, Virginia has a brand new challenge feature on her blog!

If you haven't read about it yet, stop on over there and check it out! It's called, Virginia's View, and her first challenge is all about watercoloring. She shares some wonderful cards of her own for inspiration and a beautiful inspiration board as well.

I went right to work on a fun, watercolored background using the Five Line Background stamp from Hero Arts. I embossed it in white and then added my watercoloring by mixing some Tim Holtz Distress Paints with water.


The die-cut feathers are from Simon Says Stamp. I watercolored  those too, and I used a sentiment from a favorite old set from Hero Arts called, All Occasion Messages

I hope you'll join in the fun over on Virginia's blog!
Thanks for stopping by! ♥

 

31 comments:

Betty said...

love your card, Barb - watercolor is not my thing, but still am going to give it a try!

Virginia L. said...

Thank YOU, Barb, for believing in me and taking part in my little challenge! You must know how much I appreciate you! The color combo is really FABULOUS and SOPHISTICATED! This can be a manly card (bonus!)! Excellent choice of BG stamp and sentiment! And boy, your banners look SO good! So glad that you share the talent with us!

Lin said...

Yummy, Barb, I've had that background stamp on my list, and I think you just tipped the scales! Love the combination of your colors and the feathers with it! I had a play with V's challenge today, too, and will post my cards tomorrow.

Deepti said...

Barb, this is so so so stunning, I like the water colored effect u achieved on ur card and amazing water coloring on the feather :) Virginia's new challenge seems amazing, I will soon come up with something to play along :)

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful water-coloured feathers and background!! It's a wonderful card Barb!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous Barb, and the perfect entry for Virginia's challenge.

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your entry Barb!
That Virginia has the best ideas doesn't she?!

Barb Ghig said...

This is truly beautiful, Barb! I love your soft watercolored background and how your feathers show the richness and depth of these colors...Such a stunning focal point and fabulous linear design! Perfect for Virginia's challenge!

Sarah Gray said...

Love the watercolour effect with the structured background stamp - great design! I will definitely give this a go and play along with Virginia's challenge. I am just catching up with my favourite blogs so have only just read about your husband's recent heart attack. I hope that he is making a good recovery - thinking of you both.

joy said...

So pretty, Barb! Love the background stamp and the way you blended the colors so nicely. Virginia's challenge is going to be fun; I hope I find some time to play along.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful card, Barb! The colors and effect you achieved are gorgeous!

Lynn Mangan said...

I love how you created the background and the two solid strips of paper are perfect. Gorgeous design Barb.

Nancy Carroll said...

Love the watercoloring, thanks for sharing.

Arlene said...

Love the design and I, too, love that HA All Occasion Messages set. The feathers are perfect. Love this.

You should enter the Die Cut Divas' challenge for March - it's all about embossing (heat or dry)and also using your die cut/embossing machine. http://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/2014/03/lets-emboss-it-march-challenge-is-under.html

judkajudi said...

Awesome!! Love that bg stamp! Your colors are stunning and the feathers are just the right focal point.

Pam said...

Gorgeous card! Great background, love the colors.

Kristie Goulet said...

Very fun card! Love the colors!

Brenda said...

Nicely done Barb! My favourite colours again! It's so funny, since learning Zentangle I see so many new patterns and also recognise so many, the background stamp is a Zentangle pattern called Keeko, and I just taught it in my first class this Friday gone!

MarcyK924 said...

I love when you do this color palette! Just perfect with the matching feathers! SO pretty! XO

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Lovely! Love those colors and that background is awesome! TFS

Michelle said...

Barb, this card is so, so beautiful! Beautiful colours, beautiful design! I love it!

Laura B. said...

Beautiful watercolor look over the embossing!!

shirley-bee said...

Fab card - love the colour combo!

Robin K. said...

I'm so glad Virginia started a challenge blog too!! Loooove this design Barb- I've got some feather dies on order from SSS and can see myself CASEing this:). Hope hubby's recovery is continuing to go well- you are both in my thoughts!

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a beautiful card, Barb. The watercolor effect and embossing are totally gorgeous :)

Nat said...

gorgeous design Barb, love these colours and design!!

donna mikasa said...

Oooh, I love how your background turned out--and your feathers, too! Wasn't it fun getting inky with Virginia?

Martha said...

Barb, I love how you used that fabulous background stamp & feathers! Such a lovely card with a darling sentiment!

Greta said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! That's such a neat background stamp--onto my wishlist!

Maria said...

Fab card using the watercolor technique! Love the background and the feathers...well done!

Ange Kelly said...

Fabulous card!