2.14.2016

More Watercolored Florals

 A look at how some of the things that were started being colored earlier in the week ended up... this Poppy is the single (largest) background Poppy from sweet n sassy stamps. colored with distress inks. this is the one that was done on the smooth side of the ranger watercolor paper which is a little more white in real life to my eye, and so, it also held the defined lines of the stamping a little more than the lumpy off white versions. ( that have not become cards yet). this one, I did not like how the background turned out and that paper had tried to pill up easily ( compared to the lumpy paper) and so, I cut it off and thought if you keep it simple you could swing thing to work for the IC challenge. ( there is a list of 100 color combo choices you can see them all here.) For which I chose #95 the back to school one with the colors of pink, orange, yellow and brown and some how in my head when I went to assemble the card it just looked good on this very pale green. ( that the center of the bloom is ) haha and then after I went back and looked at the list I realized there is no green in that 4 color combo... Such is life, the bloom is on 1/8" pop dots and the frame is on 1/16th" so there is a little depth to this when tilted. and I ended up using the entire 12" sheet to make this base and the framing & mat panels for the bloom. This card is 6" square in real life.


So, I tried it again with color combo # 4 which to my eye looked like two purples and two greens... so, when the card was done and I used green's to mat it, it really made the greens take over I guess. The hydrangea panel is up on pop dots. So, it probably would have popped better on something creamy colored like the watercolor paper. ( maybe next time, I had diecut the lawn fawn scripty hugs from the same wc paper and it looked too pale on the panels so I did scribble some of the same colors from the petals on it. I am not really sure I like it but, at least it looks different than ( all the usual cards of mine) which I guess is the goal. This one is A-7 in real life.


So, these Poppies are also from Sweet n Sassy stamps the Precious Poppies set and they really I did not color over them as many times as the large background versions. The Hey Beautiful is from Paper Smoochies fun and flirty set and it was stamped over the top 2 times with versafine to be bold enough to POP over the background. and this was done inspired by this pretty card in Michele's gallery for the featured stamper challenge today. This is 6" square in real life. so changes were to remove the scallops and ribbon and I flipped the sentiment down to the bottom.

6 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous cardssssssss Stacy
Gr Karin

Janice M said...

Gorgeous cards Stacy!! LOVE the way you framed the single bloom a lot!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You are really going to town with these watercolor florals. These are great. That hydrangea! Woo!

Loll said...

Gorgeous watercoloured cards Stacy. I especially LOVE the first one. That is CAS Mixed Media in my book! :) I think the poppy is amazing on the green card base. Gorgeous watercolouring skills, my friend ... the flower is BEAUTIFUL! And lots of dimension with the popped up bloom and frame. xx

Bonnie said...

Each one of these is absolutely gorgeous, Stacy! That big poppy is amazing! And I don't think you have a problem with CAS cards! Can't wait to see you at CAS Mix Up!

Aimeslee W. said...

Love how you just try out different stuff. I'm like that, it makes it fun and challenging. Although, looking at those 100 color combos gave me a headache after about 20, don't see how you made it to 95, lol. All great cards, I really like the hydrangea one and always the poppies (I have that set, too). xoxo