Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Make It Monday #247 - Watercolored Note Cards

Hello friends.  Playing along with this weeks Make It Monday challenge where Melissa Phillips shows us a bit of a different way to make quick and easy watercolored note card sets.  I used the Peonies on Parade watercolor cards for my set, and pretty much CASE'd the rest of Melissa's cards as they were just SOOOO pretty!  Take a look:





I used sponge daubers to apply my ink (Green Parakeet, Amethyst Allure, & Lavender Moon) and then my Aqua Painter to move the color around a bit.  (My first tries didn't work out too well, as I used too heavy a hand with the ink, and then after applying water, it just got too muddy!  I like how it turned out much better when I used a lighter hand with sponging on the ink!!)  I love the Choose Joy set, so used those for my sentiments just like Melissa did.  For my flourishes, I used an older SU! set called Priceless with Green Parakeet and Lavender Moon inks.  For my splatters I used Amethyst Allure ink.  A little bit of striped DSP, Silver Glitter paper, silver sequins, and a seam binding bow on one of them finished up this little trio of cards. 

I also made some matching envelopes using the flourishes for my cards:


This was such a fun challenge to play along with!  You can check out Melissa's video and beautiful cards all right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)

22 comments:

  1. What a stunning set of cards you've made, Marcia! I love these done in purples!! Your swirls and spatters are artistic perfection, my friend!!

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  2. love the purples- fab cards Marcia just like Melissa's

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  3. Beautiful cards Marcia. I tried those colors but was not successful so then went for the yellows/oranges.

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  4. Marsha, your cards are STUNNING!!!
    These will be an awesome gift if you go that way.
    You really did this challenge VERY well!

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  5. Great job with this technique Marcia! Love these sweet note cards. Have been seeing lots of cards from this technique, so need to check out the video! xx

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  6. What an amazing collection of cards Marcia!! You really scored big time with this challenge!!

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  7. I am so impressed with everyone cards and yours are no exception! My goodness what a beautiful set of very detailed card , Marcia! I think I would like a do over :)

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  8. Matching envelopes too-I'm so impressed! GORGEOUS set you've accomplished here Marcia~

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  9. Outstanding note cards. After seeing these, I think I will go back and make some more. I love the colors and the flowers.

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  10. WOW what a nice set.. love the stamp sets and the watercoloring is perfect..

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  11. Marcia, these are just gorgeous! beautiful in sweet purples. Very much regretting I didn't get the watercolor paper with the peonies. Oh, and matching envelopes, lovely!!!

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  12. These are just lovely!!! I think I just might need to case this...so inspiring!!

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  13. Marcia, these are so soft and pretty! Love the colours you used, absolutely gorgeous.

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  14. Marcia...these cards are beautiful!! Love that you used Peonies on Parade, and your colors are awesome!

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  15. Gorgeous set of watercolored cards, Marcia! This technique is perfect for those Peonies :-)

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  16. So pretty. Love the color combination on these! And matching envelopes too - what a lovely set!

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  17. Oh Marcia!! I wanna be just like you when I grow up!! WOW!! I love everything about your beautifully colored cards! SWOONING!

    Patti

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  18. These are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. So beautiful, Marcia, and heavenly colours too. Love how you channeled your inner Melissa!

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  20. WOW, Marcia, I wish I had seen your card set before I made mine. You went over the top adding just the right finishing details for gorgeous results. You could have filled in for Melissa...I'm that impressed. 😀

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  21. OH, Marcia, what a simply beautiful set of cards. I love the pretty colors.

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  22. These are just stunning!!! I love how your cards turned out. I love each of them and how you finished them off, too! I agree with Kathy Mc! Gorgeous!!! I can't wait to see these in person. I wish I hadn't ran out of time and tried this technique too.

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