Friday, May 22, 2020

Fab Friday #190

I have made more cards in the last 6 days than I have made in the last six weeks!! Sheesh!! I got a box full of preview products and I guess being locked down due to the Coronavirus, I had a head FULL of inspirational ideas. I've been having a great time making each and every piece!

First up in the Fun Fab Friday Challenge is this watercolor bouquet I created using the Many Layered Blossoms Dies. I first cut the more detailed layer of the Blossoms Dies out in watercolor paper. I taped the image down to the mat on my table with another piece of watercolor paper. Then I went to work. Since this challenge is a color challenge, I proceeded to use an Aquapainter to watercolor over the detailed die to bring the bouquet to life. Since the scrap paper under the die I had tried this on the first time around turned out so cool looking, I decided to make a more concerted effort to "paint" over the die to come up with a water colored bouquet. Since I don't actually use the cutout die itself on this card, I decided to save that cut out die image to put on another card front.

Stamps: Lovely You
Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Watercolor
Ink: Black Memento, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch
Accessories: Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Many Layered Blossoms Dies, Aquapainter, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots

See??? The cutout die image looked so pretty after I used it as a mask to create the stenciled look on the last card, I decided to follow through with the larger die by watercoloring it with the piece that was leftover from watercoloring the first card and put both pieces down on a stark black background. I can't even remember the last time I ever did a one layer card with NO extra layers! Slap on a sentiment and you are DONE!
Stamps: Lovely You
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Watercolor
Ink: Black Memento, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch
Accessories: Stitched Shape Dies, Many Layered Blossoms Dies, Aquapainter

This color combo is so very SPRING like ... and I had NO TROUBLE figuring out what to do with it!

Here's a link to the Fab Friday Challenge Blog so that you can play along:

Fab Friday Challenge Blog

Mindy Backes
Heather Heroldt
Brian King
Amy Koenders
Amanda Mertz
Brenda Myers

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us ... smile, hug, laugh and make happy memories with the ones you love and safe to be "sheltering at hone" with. I am counting my blessing every day ... and I can't wait to go visit my Dad up at the cemetery at the top of my neighborhood. It's a lovely walk and such a beautiful time of year.
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1 comment:

Hilda Burton said...

These cards are gorgeous! I love the bright colors for these flowers. So pretty! Enjoy your day, Wendy.