Thursday, April 27, 2017

Make It Monday #282 - Stenciled Watercolor Backgrounds

Hello friends.  Betsy is hosting this week's Make It Monday challenge and she shows us how to make beautiful backgrounds using our stencils and watercolor.  Betsy always offers up great tips too, and one of the simplest (as in "why didn't I think of that?!") was using a sticky mat like you use with a Cricut to hold your cardstock and stencil in place while you're working on it...love it!  Anyway, I had to try out my new Make It Market Mini Kit: Lovely Lace stencils and came up with this:


I used Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Lovely Lady, & Green Parakeet inks to do my watercoloring and then added a vellum layer with my embossed sentiment from Phrases & Praises.  I did have to use a piece of Lovely Lady cardstock behind my vellum piece (which was die cut using the new Mix & Mat: Scallops) so that my sentiment would show up.  Lastly I added one of the sprigs from Beautiful Berries: Spring (LOVE this set!!), and a few sequins and baker's twine to finish off my card.

Make sure you check out Betsy's GORGEOUS card and video (HERE) and then play along!

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

 

13 comments:

  1. Oh, so beautiful Marcia!!!love the pretty flowers, vellum and sequins!!!!! Love that sprig of flowers too!

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  2. Lovely card Marcia and fabulous selection of colors! I'm also in love with Beautiful Berries, it's becoming my "go to" set.

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  3. Gorgeous Marcia. Love your Spring colors. And I got my new CP colors yesterday and they are beautiful. Finally got a real pink that I love.

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  4. Wow, really lovely card! I see you are enjoying your new goodies from the April release (beautiful examples). I'm still waiting for my shipment. :(

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  5. Your bg looks amazing in those sweet spring colors! I just got Beautiful Berries because my friend Marcia was rockin' every card she used them on. Of course this is no exception. Love all the layers on this beauty too. Have to say, the Bible verse is cradled in loveliness!

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  6. Marcia, this is so pretty! I am really loving what you are creating! I also really like the Beautiful Berries stamp set and your verse is just wonderful!

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  7. Such a pretty card! I love how the sentiment stands out on your card, and the background accents it (rather than the other way around). Finally received my March order (took 6 weeks!!) so I can now play around with these stamps, too ;)

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  8. Wow Marcia! The stenciled background looks amazing! Love the embossed sentiment! Great take on the MIM challenge!

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  9. Great choice to use that stencil--just beautiful, Marcia! Every time I see those berries I'm sorry I didn't get them!

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  10. Beautiful card, Marcia!! Love the soft sentiment over the background!

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  11. Marcia, you've come up with another beauty here. The vellum sentiment rectangle is perfect over your stenciled background. I, too, may just need to buy the Beautiful Berries. Gorgeous card!

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  12. Beautiful card design, Marcia! I love the sentiment on vellum~it adds such elegance. Your water-colored background is lovely too.

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  13. This is really beautiful! LOVE your colors and that floral paper! Your die cut flowers are fabulous and I always ADORE embossing on Vellum! Sooooo pretty!

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