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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Watercolours at Try It On Tuesday

Hi All,

Hope you're having a good week so far, and glorious weather!

This is my first DT piece for TIOT, the challenge this week is Watercolour.  I must admit since using Promarkers I hardly ever think about watercolours, even though there is a drawer full of them, so this made a nice change for me and I used my very neglected H2Os.

The card base was clear embossed with a Fleur De Lis stamp and then sponged with Broken China, Stormy Skies, Tumbled Glass and Weathered Wood DIs and then the Fleur De Lis stamped again in Weathered Wood.  I  also stamped a music score after stamping on spare paper which is very feint, but just adds a bit of  a distressed look.  The image is Hampton Art Stamps which was stamped  twice in Memento Rich Cocoa. The background was water coloured, the lady was cut out and mounted on 3D foam pads, her dress ( and the butterfly) were coloured with H2Os for a lovely sheen.

I have seen a few tutorials on 'frantage'  and although I don't have the glitters or powders, thought I would improvise and have a go, as although I wanted a distressed look to the card, I didn't really want to darken it with inks - I embossed the edges of the image and card with Versamark and added gold  sparkle and silver embossing powders, then used a Versamark pen and more powders to add extra where needed, don't think it looks too bad!  I am going to the GNP show in Harrogate on Saturday, so will check out the 'real stuff'.

I am also entering this card in a couple of challenges:

  Bunny Zoes - Shabby/Vintage
  Love to Create - All about the Ladies
  Crazy Challenges - No Designer Paper
  The Stamp Man - Vintage

Please pop over to the blog and check out the rest of the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team.

Thanks for looking and I hope you like what you see.
Avril xx  


Yvonne Garner said...

A stunning card, Avril! Love how the lady is holding a feather and love all the techniques you used for this unique background. Hope you are having a great week. Yvonne

Meggymay said...

Wonderful card, love all the details and the water colours are beautiful.
Yvonne x

Jacki Randolph said...

Stunning creation, love your added details with the feather, flourish and lace.Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Cazro said...

Congratulations on your first DT project for TIOT. It is a little beauty, I know what you mean about watercolours being put away, I agree time to get them back out. I adore your lady. I see you couldn't resist a little glitter. Hugs Caz

Claire said...

Lovely creation, gorgeous image and papers. Hugs, Claire x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How fantastic, such a wonderful card. Love the use of the feather.

Clarky J said...

Both these cards are stunning Avril watercolouring is def your thing :0) Janet xx

Julia S-W said...

I was sure I left a comment here yesterday!! Obviously not - sorry. Love all the vintage elements to your design Avril. I really love the colouring on her dress, it's gorgeous!Love the colours and the background too!!

xxxtglxxx said...

Beautiful card! That placing of the feather is genius, it looks amazing Avril :)



Joan said...

Love this card Avril,one of my fave stamps and I think your "frantage" worked beautifully


Crafty and Green said...

What a Stunning Creation! I love all the beautiful elements that you added! Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Create this week!

Many Blessings,

Crafteezee said...

So beautiful,love all your chosen embellishments.

Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe. I also have Candy on my blog if you want to hop over HERE.

Hugs Tracy x