Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Mother


Made a card for my mom, following the tutorial at Papertrey's MIM,
with Laurie Schmidlin, and her very first video.
Laurie did a fabulous job showing us
 2 ways to do a watercolor background for our cards.
Confession time, I've done watercolors for years, even
taught watercolors to elementary students, so this is not
new to me, but always learn something playing along with MIM.
Loved doing this card, as it's for a very special mom!


Starting with Ranger Watercolor Cardstock, I taped down my card,
then applied a wash of clear water. Using the Kuretake Pan colors, I
mixed blues, yellows and greens to get the color wash I wanted.
The trick to watercolors, as Laurie said, is to apply lights first,
then layer after or during drying.
I cut the die cover plate from Make It Market: Garden Gild,
and held it over the watercolor card to determine where color should be.
The word, 'Mother' is from an old PTI set, Mother, and sorry to say
it's now in the vault.
Flowers and leaves from Delightful Dahlia Additions.
PTI Inks:
Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Green Parakeet.
I colored the rhinestones with copic YG23.
I haven't used rhinestones in so long, lately using sequins, which mail better,
but this card will be hand delivered.
Play along on Nichole's blog, here:



25 comments:

  1. Nancy, this is so beautiful. Love the colors.

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  2. What a beautiful card! The color choices are wonderful and all the details make it really pop. These dahlias are stunning.

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  3. QUITE LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  4. The colors are so rich and beautiful on this card!!! Your background came out so fabulous!!

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  5. What a beautiful card. You always amaze me with you creations! I love everything about it from the die cuts to your background to the flowers.
    Really a treasure!

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  6. Nancy this is such a beautiful card! Your watercoloured background is perfect!

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  7. Wow this is a super Wow card! So much to love

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  8. Lovely, lovely card Nancy! Your mom is going to LOVE this one! Your background is SO pretty and soft and just perfect for the white coverplate die cut and the GORGEOUS Dahlia's! As soon as I saw Laurie's video I knew you'd Ace this challenge, and you most certainly did...with flying colors!! Well done my friend!! :0)

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  9. I have been inspired many times by the cards you design. I've always loved green, blue and white colors together. Well done

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  10. Jawdropping, Nancy! I absolutely love this special card that you designed. The Garden Gild cover plate adds so much to it with its pristine whiteness.

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  11. Nancy this is gorgeous!! I didn't know you taught water coloring too. You're a woman of many talents! I sure wish you could teach me a thing or two or three about water coloring. The colors on this are beautiful!

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  12. Love your colors...and the "Mother" stamp! Everything is just perfect! Want to give me some watercolor hints?!! I always did want to take a watercolor class. You are a PRO! :)

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  13. Wow, this is absolutely stunning, Nancy! Your coloring is just perfection and I love the colors and all the wonderful details!

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  14. Oh my! What a gorgeous card! Your Mom is going to treasure this beauty! I love the beautiful background and pretty blossoms!

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  15. Nancy, your card is stunning...the colors so gorgeous and I love those big dahlias in all their glory! You created a fabulous Mother's day card!

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  16. How beautiful! Your background colors are gorgeous! Love how you framed in your corners with that cover plate! Your Mom will adore this beauty!

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  17. This card is running Nancy!! That lacy frame, pretty florals, watery colors and rhinestones all flow together perfectly. WOW!!!

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  18. Nancy, this card is a beautiful treasure. I am so inspired by the elegant lacy die cuts, detailed florals and gorgeous colors. And of course, the background is stunning too.

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  19. What a beautiful selection of colors and design! I'm sure your mom will love it.

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  20. Oh, Nancy, this is my favorite card of all, and it's absolutely stunning! I hope your Mom frames it. That cover plate really pops against your beautifully watercolored background.

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  21. Beautifully designed, Nancy! Your colors are soothing and the pop of lace perfect! Congrats on the gc!!

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  22. CONGRATULATIONS NANCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ENJOY your win!!! ;)

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  23. LOVE your beautiful watercolor background to those gorgeous Dalias and pretty lacy corners, Nancy. I'm sure your Mom will love it too.
    Congrats on your win~happy shopping :)

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