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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ENCHANTED IRIS

I had a fun time playing with tissue paper and various dye inks yesterday - this technique certainly makes fantastic watercolor backgrounds!  The challenge at CAS Mix-Up this month is to use tissue paper, stamping and choice - my choice is a die cut.

After making the tissue paper background, I die cut the piece and put it on the white card base.  I colored the iris with Zigs and added some more dimension with my Prisma pencils, die cut them and added them and the sentiment.  


I am also entering this in Virginia's summer challenge and Happy Little Stampers watercolour and blue challenge.



My second card was a result of just some playing around with some DO inks.  Stamped the flowers with worn lipstick on black cs, but it just didn't look very pink, so again used Prisma colored pencils to add a little color.  I'm not wild about the colors, but used them on this card.


All for today.  Thanks for stopping by and love to read your comments.



20 comments:

  1. Great cards Betty your blue one is my favorite.

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  2. Lovely cards Betty. Glad to see you creating again. I have knee replacement surgery tomorrow and you are my inspiration for recovery!

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  3. The first card has my heart beating faster, Betty! Gorgeous blues!

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  4. wow wow wow. what gorgeousness!! hope you are feeling better.

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  5. The blue iris card is so gorgeous, Betty--love the background with the tissue paper! Very interesting second card with the DO on black--lovely for a sympathy card!

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    1. Hurrah for the CAS MU shout out, Betty!

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  6. Great cards Betty. I am just blown away by your gorgeous iris card. WOW! Beautiful tissue paper background and watercolouring perfecting of your blooms. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  7. You did an amazing job with this technique, Betty! Your Iris is absolutely gorgeous and your background is really beautiful! I love how you added dimension with your pencils on both cards, too!

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  8. 2 beautiful cards, love tissue paper background

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  9. I sure love and admire your iris card, Betty. Super well done and an inspiration to me. Thanks.

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  10. What beautiful iris, Betty! They are so pretty with your tissue paper background! The white stamped on black gives a really interesting look! I'll have to give that a try. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  11. what gorgeous coloring on your pretty iris Betty! They look lovely layered over your beautiful tissue background! Thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up challenge! Julia xx

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  12. Your beautiful tissue paper background is perfect for your beautifully Zig colored iris. TFS Betty and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

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  13. Stunning! The coloring is wonderfully done.

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  14. What a gorgeous pair of cards and I particularly love the iris card - just stunning!.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  15. That iris is fabulous Betty. I can't wait to play with the stamped off one you sent.

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  16. Your iris card is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

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  17. Beautiful card, lovely.
    Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

    Hugs
    Meena HLS WC DT

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  18. Thanks so much for linking up to “Virginia’s Summer Blog Party”! I am so glad that you share your beautiful summer creation!

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