Friday, July 25, 2014

More Peerless Watercoloring

Hello and happy Friday! 

I can't seem to put away my Peerless Water Colors! They are so fun to play with. This time I used a deep red color called Scarlet Lake and mixed it with Marigold Yellow. I added lots of water to tone down the red a bit. The colors in the photo look so much more orange than in real life - the card is actually very peach-y looking. I tried everything to correct it but nothing helped. Oh, well!




See the whiter spots in the background? Those were created by dripping dots of clean water from my paint brush onto the dried background, letting them sit for a few seconds, then dabbing them dry with a tissue. Works in the same way as Distress Inks - so fun!

The Bubble Parade Die is from Simon Says Stamp. I popped up a few of the circles for a bit of dimension. I added the enamel hearts and tiny strips of white and black cardstock to the left side. Love doing that - I think it helps to finish off the card. 

Oh! And that fabulous, big, bold "Hugs" die-cut was a gift from my sweet friend, Martha and I've been wanting to use it on a card for so long. I think it's perfect for this one. Thank you again, Marth! I love it!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! ♥
 

16 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

Oh my!! How GORGEOUS is this, Barb! Love the cascading pops of circles! So creative! I just got my Peerless yesterday and I can't wait to play! Thanks for the inspiration!

Chark said...

it may not have photographed quite right, but it's a lovely card! I really like the black touches.

Lin said...

Perfection! Just adore everything about this card, Barb! Have never seen that big hugs! Who makes it?

Sue McRae said...

I love how the black sentiment just pops on that colourful background!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card - and the bubble circles are the perfect texture.

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful water colored background, Barb! I love the 'peachy' tones, and the dots you created with your brush are so cool! Your black sentiment and hearts really pop against your background, too! Another fabulous card!

Susanne Vargas said...

What a gorgeous card! That background is so beautiful! I just might have to add those Peerless watercolors to my wish list...

Amy Kolling said...

Gorgeous Barb!!!! I love the look you created with these!!! That big sentiment is perfect toon

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Barb. I love how you popped up parts of the die cut. Stunning!

Dawn Turley said...

Looks amazing Barb The background is so pretty.

Laura B. said...

Love this gorgeous watercoloring!!!

Kathy Humphrey said...

So beautiful!

Brenda said...

Love the boldness of this card Barb! Beautiful background!

Greta said...

Love that bubble parade die & your beautifully created background, Barb!

Sarah Gray said...

Fab card - love the cards you have made with these watercolours! They look great with the pops of black :)

Martha said...

OH MY, Barb! This is one STRIKING card! Love how you used the "Hugs" sentiment against that fabulous water-colored background! I just simply LOVE everything about this beauty! Beautifully done! ♥

Sorry I've missed commenting on so many of your beautiful creations! You've been one busy card-maker!