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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

IN BLOOM

This month the challenge at Happy Little Stampers is masking.  I hadn't used this lovely flower from PTI in ages and thought it would fit the bill.




I made a mask with post-its for both the flower and large leaf and then stamped and embossed in white on watercolor paper.  The flower is colored with Zig Clean Color brushes in light carmine, tea rose and water - the leaves are mid-green and olive green.  The haze around the flower is pale gray.  A little sentiment from Clearly Besotted, some gold thread, sequins - done and dusted.  The design for my card was inspired by this one from Debby Hughes - she has a great video on coloring with the Zig brushes - it's basically the method I've been using with them.  By the way - one day I stamped and embossed a whole bunch of these little sentiments on black strips and it's so nice to have them on hand to pop up on a card.


Happy Little Stampers has a nice list of masking videos if you want some more info on this topic - the challenge lasts all month.

Thanks for stopping by and always love reading your comments!   Betty

11 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful Betty! Great colouring too! TFS. Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

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  2. Beautiful coloring on the flower and leaves, Betty! Great idea to stamp off the sentiments ahead of time...I love how it grounds the card!

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  3. This is so amazing Betty. Beautiful images that are watercoloured to perfection. Thanks for the link to Debby's tutorial. And thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous, Betty! Great job of masking and watercoloring! Thanks for the link to Debbie's tutorial. I hadn't seen that one. Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers!

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  5. So so pretty! You always know how to strike the perfect balance of layers and simplicity. This card is divinely elegant.

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  6. I love this card, BJK. I don't even know my favorite part: watwrcoloring? Sequins? The way the thread is wound? I love it all!

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  7. I love this card, BJK. I don't even know my favorite part: watwrcoloring? Sequins? The way the thread is wound? I love it all!

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  8. This is lovely. So soft and pretty!

    Toni
    HLS CAS DT

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  9. SO pretty Betty. love that bit of black too.

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  10. This is just beautiful ..... a gorgeous flower coloured perfectly! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers ........ Linda xx

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