Friday, April 25, 2014

Avery Elle Color Challenge

     This week Avery Elle  has a color challenge.  The colors are various shades of green. I used the following Avery Elle ink colors;  sea glass, aquamarine and lemon grass. 



Challenge 5

 
 
I went for a more formal card today  with embossing and satin ribbon.  Laurels  and  Oh Happy Day stamp sets were used for the flowers, leaves and sentiment.    The embossed background is from an  Anna Griffin embossing folder that was highlighted with sea glass ink.  I like that little hint of color.  A satin bow  and a few colored dots finished off the card.  It's hard to tell from the photo but the ribbon and aquamarine ink are a perfect match.  I photographed this card numerous times, and this photo was the best I could get to reflect the true color of the ink and ribbon. 
 
Had it not been for this challenge, I never would have thought to use these colors together.  I can see using this color combo again because it so pretty.    Now all I have to do is find my lost die.  When I was cleaning up, I noticed one of my leaf dies was missing.  I hope it shows up soon, because I love the leaves in this stamp set!
 
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!
 
Susan

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Avery Elle Watercolor Challenge

     Today I have another card to share that I made for the Avery Elle Watercolor Challenge.  This card uses the Circle It stamp set. 


 
 
Challenge 4
 
 
 
I began with watercolor paper and stamped the circle image in gold ink.  Then I use Goddess Gold embossing power which added a subtle sparkle  to the card.  Using pink, purple, blue and green watercolor paint, I blended  the colors together.   I used gold foil to mat the sentiment and a few sequins finished off the card. 

Thanks so much for visiting and have a great weekend!

Susan

Friday, April 11, 2014

Stencils and Watercolor

     Good morning! Today I am sharing a card that I made for the Moxie Fab World Styling With Stencil Challenge and the Avery Elle Watercolor Challenge.  Starting with my DCWV circle stencil, I taped the stencil to my paper and used watercolor paint to color in the circles.  I kept water to a minimum to keep the paint dryer and thicker.  The result was these brightly colored circles.  I then outlined each circle with dashes and stamped a flower on each circle.  Both the flower and the sentiment came from the same Avery Elle set, Oh Happy Day.


 
 
 
Challenge 4
 
 
I love the vibrant colors of the paint  and how well the paint stayed within the stencil.  I would definitely use this technique again and hopefully achieve the same results.
 
Thanks for visiting,
Susan