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Sunday, September 10, 2017

A CHALLENGE WEEKEND

I went a little crazy this weekend in making cards for various challenges.  So here goes!!


This card is for two challenges - Ellen Hutson's Mix-It-Up (use EH and Honey Bee products) and The Paper Players (pink, green, silver and white).  The flower is EH Mondo Peony loosely watercolored and with Nuvo drops in the center.  The sentiment is from Honey Bee - cut from vellum and silver.  It's all on a green SU base (I think it's called moss).  


I made this card for CAS Mix-Up (watercolor wash, stamping and heat embossing).  After doing the peachy watercolor wash, I cut my piece down, stamped the magnolias from Clearly Besotted and embossed with HA copper powder.  Added some definition to the flowers with a Prismacolor pencil and copper Nuvo drops and finally added the sentiment.


CAS on Sunday's challenge is to use markers or pencils.  I first made my background with the same CB stamp embossed in the Altenew peach. I used Zig markers to lightly color three of the flowers and gave them more color with a Prismacolor pencil.  Added the little sentiment and some more Nuvo drops (I'm certainly loving them) and done.





Thanks for looking at this long post and love to read your kind comments.

11 comments:

  1. Now that's what I call a good weekend!! It's obvious you love florals, Betty--stunningly beautiful cards! I'm awed at how you use the Prismacolor pencils & the Nuvo drops! The last card is my favorite--just keep staring at it!

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  2. You know I love the flower cards Betty, and these are definitely a stellar group of cards...you rocked the challenges.

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  3. Two gorgeous peony cards, Betty! Just love how you used the peach color with the copper!!

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  4. Beautiful and elegant cards, Betty...love the flowers and your colour

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  5. Go Betty, you crazy self!! Beautiful trio of cards - your time was very well spent :-P

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  6. All three of these are gorgeous, Betty! You have outdone yourself! Beautiful flowers and wonderful coloring! Love how you've just stamped the outlines in black on the watercolor wash! And you use those Nuvo drops well! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  7. Three gorgeous cards, Betty. Looks like you had a fun weekend getting inky!! LOVE the watercodlour wash in soft peach. The copper embossing is perfect combination. Great shading using pencils. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  8. TFS all 3 of your gorgeous cards, Betty. I love how you used the soft peach watercolour wash for your CAS Mix Up card. Your stamped flowers with your Nuvo drops are so pretty. TFS and joining CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

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  9. Betty this is so pretty! I love the loose colouring of your blousy peony with the splatters and diecut sentiment. Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at The Paper Players this week!

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  10. You nailed it on all of these challenges, Betty! I love all of your cards, especially the 2nd one...the peach background with copper EP is so striking!

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  11. Great cards! Came over from CAS Mix Up where I saw the middle one in the gallery. Love the pretty color combo!

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