Saturday, January 18, 2014

Just Us Girls #224 - Color Challenge

Happy Saturday!  This week over at Just Us Girls, Vicki chose this color challenge that just happens to be one of my most favorites!  I love blues and browns/kraft. 
This card kind of took on a life of it's own.  I started out with the intention of just making a tag, then it evolved!  The tag was die cut out of watercolor paper and colored with Baja Breeze reinker and water.  Then I took Pumice Stone and Broken China distress paints and dropped some paint mixed with water on the tag.  Love that look!  The hello die was created by adhering strips of Kraft, Baja Breeze, and Marina Mist cardstock onto a scrap piece of cardstock and then die cutting the word.  The flower was die cut from felt in Kraft and blue.  The cream background was run through a mesh embossing folder.  I added some Wink of Stella shimmer to the word, but it's difficult to capture the shimmer in the photo.  I added some seam binding to the tag as well.
You can see more from the team and our Guest Designer at these blogs.
Thanks for stopping by!
Paper:  Vintage cream, baja breeze, marina mist, kraft, watercolor paper
Ink:  Baja breeze, pumice stone and broken china distress paints
Accessories:  Quote tag die (Paper Smooches), Beautiful Blooms II #3 (Papertrey Ink), felt, mesh embossing folder, seam binding, Wink of Stella brush, star dust stickles




Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the water coloring at the bottom of your tag -- fabulous creation!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! I've never used watercolor paper before, but I love the look of your tag so may have to try it. Wonderful addition with the felt flowers too!

Marisa said...

You got me at the felt flowers LOL! Lovely and the striped "hello" is fabulous.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love that tag and it makes for a great card! I love those splatters, I really have to practice that look, that would make a great technique challenge.

Hannelie said...

Oh I love the look Lisa!
Those colors remind me of a relaxing day on the beach!
Wishing you a great week!

Nancy said...

I love when a card takes over and leads you in a different direction...and in this case the card was right! Really really love what you have done here! So impressed Lisa...although I am surprise there! You have been busy lately! I use watercolor paper on results are never this good!


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