Thursday, March 12, 2015

Make it Monday #204 - Watercolor Smooshing

Hello friends.  Playing along with the Make it Monday challenge over at Papertrey Ink today, where Betsy does a great video on the popular water coloring technique called "smooshing".  This is a really fun technique as it's a great surprise with every try, and what kind of a background you will come up with!  I wish I would have taken a picture of what my background looked like before I started stamping on it...it was beautiful even before I added the flower and fern (Meadow Greens).  But anyway, here's the finished product:

 
If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you'll be better able to see my "smooshing".  I used Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Plum Pudding, & Lavender Moon for my ink colors, and I will definitely be using that color combination again...Love, love, love the softness of that combo!  It's hard to see in the photo, but I clear embossed over the Plum Pudding flower, and that makes the color just a bit deeper and gives more "pop".  Love how this card feels like there's a lot to it too, but it's only one panel (other than the black layer and the card base), so it will definitely go through the mail easily!

There are some absolutely beautiful cards in the gallery this week, so make sure you take the time to check them all out (here) on Nichole's blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!

13 comments:

  1. Love your card Marcia and that set meadow ferns, i keep noticing it and need to see if it should come and live here! Beautiful effect with the smooshing.x

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  2. Impressive Marcia. Gives me the impression of a modernized antique print. Excellent execution of the technique. - Jim

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  3. Marcia, this is gorgeous! I love your color palette and use of meadow greens. This set has been on my wish list for much too long. I think its time to bring it home.

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  4. Marcia you are a pro at the MIM techniques! This is awesome! Great stamp choice to go with your smooshiing and gorgeous card!

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  5. Talk about the Smooshing Queen! I love how your beautiful card came out, Marcia ... you have inspired me to try this technique again :-)
    PS: Not sure the Meadow Greens is on my Wish List~but it definitely needs to be there!

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  6. This is so beautiful, Marcia! Love the depth you got with just inks! Love how you framed it too, just perfect!

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  7. Your smooshed background is so soft and pretty, Marcia! I love how you've made a collage of these beautiful stamps!

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  8. What a gorgeous color combination and the background and foreground are so perfect together! Such a beautiful card!

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  9. Beautiful Card, I love that stamp set! Perfect blending of the background and the flowers.

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  10. Marcia, so beautiful. Looks like you have mastered that technique.

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  11. This is very beautiful, Marcia! I really love the colours you've chosen!! So pretty. And thank you so much for your kind comments on my card...even though I don't think it turned out AT ALL! Your card is so much nicer... But you are a faithful commenter, and I so much appreciate your encouragement!

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  12. Every time I visit your cards get prettier! That background is awesome...

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  13. Great card, Marcia! Love your color choices, and the design is awesome.

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