Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Make it Monday #161 - Watercolor Splats

Good morning friends.  Playing along with Papertrey Ink's "Make it Monday" challenge today, and using a technique called watercolor splats.  Making the "splats" is the easy and fun part of this technique, but I have to admit I had to do a few tries at the actual background.  Nicole Heady has a great video on how to do this technique on her site here .  So after a couple tries, here's what I came up with:


I used Raspberry Fizz, Pixie Pink, & Pumpkin Pie inks to do the shading for the background, and then I used my Aqua Painter to make the watercolor splats.  I stitched my "hello" using PTI's "Quick Stitched Sentiment" dies and some orange embroidery floss.  And of course I had to try out my new "Button Stacks II" die (PTI) to add a bit more interest to the card along with a couple iridescent sequins.  Our youngest only has a few more weeks of college left, so figured I better send at least one more card out to her...hopefully this will make her smile while she's studying for her exams! :0)  (of course she'd probably smile more if I sent munchies, but we'll have to see about that!!)

Make sure you take the time to check out all the other entries over at Nicole's blog as there are some amazing cards this week from people who took this technique and went thinking outside of the box!  In fact, check out this amazing card from Nancy Penir here ...stunning!! :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful Wednesday.  My husband and I are going to our oldest daughters ultrasound today to see our grandchild and I am SO excited to see this first glimpse of him/her!!  :0)

9 comments:

  1. Marcia, this is so lovely! I love the pretty colors, the fun stitched sentiment, & design! Beautifully done!

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  2. Love it and of course it will make your daughter happy. Love the colors and the stitching… so pretty Marcia!

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  3. Great card Marcia. Great color choices and love the stitching.

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  4. Very pretty! Anxious to hear about the ultrasound too!

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  5. Love the colors and Calla will love it too...maybe not as much as some munchies though..hahaha. Hopefully you will let us know how the ultrasound went, too. So exciting!!! I am hoping to try this technique tomorrow.

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  6. Oooooh, do you get to find out if it is a him or her? So excited for you! Please let us know. Lovely card, beautiful die cuts and stitching. And love the watercolor blending you did. Blessings!

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  7. So pretty Marcia. Don't you just love those button stacks?

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  8. oh how pretty your card turned out, Marcia! I love the cheery colors and the stitched hello ~ I'm sure your daughter will love it too.
    PS: Congrats on the happy grandparents news :-)

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