Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Watercolor Thanks

Hi, playing along (again!) with Cas Watercolour Challenge.

Bonnie and Loll have given us the theme, 'Autumn', 
for the month of October.
Sunflowers are in full bloom everywhere right now, 
gorgeous reminders of fall sunshine. I chose the lined drawn sunflower
 from PTI's Botanical Blocks.

Sharing a couple of techniques with you.
First, to color onto dark card stock: painted on bleach 
within the embossed image,
When dry, watercolored with Zig pens.
Background dry embossed with PTI's Bloom Builder's die.
Then spritzed with water, and colored randomly with watercolors.
Flicked Terracotta Tile and Ripe Avocado Inks, (PTI), after the 
background was dry.
Thanks from Swoosh dies.

Olive Twist cardstock: PTI
Watercolor cardstock: Canson
Card base: Rustic White: PTI
'Thanks': PTI's Cream shimmer

Do you love to watercolor?
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  1. WOW - looks like a winner to me - gorgeous sunflower and love the background you gave it!

  2. Amazing design Nancy. Love the watercolour emboss resist background in the soft colours. Such a fantastic contrast to your dark main focal point ... again with a wonderful technique of bleaching and watercolouring. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  3. This is one of my favorite sunflowers, Nancy! An amazing technique and beautifully done! Thanks so much for sharing with us again at CAS Watercolour!

  4. Gorgeous coloring on your sunflower and background Nancy!! This is wonderful!!

  5. Absolutely GORGEOUS Nancy! I love seeing you in your element here...your cards just shine!!! And as much as I love sunflowers, why have I never gotten this set?!!! NEED to rectify that! :0)

  6. Wow, Nancy... your watercolored EB resist sunflower really pops. Love how you added the watercolored background too. TFS Hugs, Nancy

  7. Nancy, so beautiful!!! This card, and one of Loll's are so inspirting, I may have to do another watercolor, but with embossing this time!!!!

    I was so overjoyed when you popped by my blog! I have not been blogging so much lately, tho I hope that will change. And visitors are almost ...well they are at an all time low...but that is me not getting around too.. Well I love your creativity and again, thanks for stopping by!!!

  8. Yet another fabulous card Nancy! Loved the last two you submitted but this one caught my eye. Beautiful work on the sunflower!

  9. Nancy, what an amazing card, love this idea on bleaching then adding the zigs. Stunning.

  10. This is gorgeous Nancy! I've never tried using bleach before. I love the look this gives!!

  11. Bleaching AND watercoloring - great job, Nancy.

  12. Nancy, this card is just stunning. Love your design and the colors are just perfect for the fall!

  13. Gorgeous card! And the technique with the bleach is certainly a great one. The sunflower looks amazing!


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