Monday, November 21, 2016

Water Colours and Leaves

Welcome

These past few weeks a have been very busy, and this week is shaping up to be the same...
I made this card earlier in the month as a demo for my stamp class


I started by loosely painting the background with watercolours, then when that was dry,  the branches embossing folder was inked on the raised image side of the folder using a brayer, then embossed the image on the background.


To tie the whole design together I stamped the Friends stamp (by Hastings Rubber Stamps) using the same ink, on the same card stock as the base  (a grey recycled card from a local printer). 


The final detail was to sponge all the edges with the same Espresso ink before assembling the card, and add some white flat back pearls.

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The stamp, paints and folder were all some of my early purchases, stash from way back! 

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34 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fabulous card Maxine! Great idea to emboss the image over a colored background - will try this! Thanks for the inspiration!
Wishing a good new week to you!
oxo Susi

Monika Reeck said...

hi Maxine...your warercolor BG is adorable luv the variety of colors so rich n beautiful..lovely card Maxine♡

Lovely Linda said...

Great techniques - simple but so effective - love it! Thanks for the inspiration my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Maxine. I never have much success with inking up embossing folders - you nailed it here.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Maxine, wonderful card, i do love the random nature of the colouring.
I smiled when I saw the branches folder as it was one I was given the other day and I thought it would look great brayered. :) praying for you in your busyness for the dear Lord to bless you all and strengthen you in it.
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Suchi said...

That's a pretty and colorful card Maxine! :)

Sandy Palmer said...

Great look! Love how the leaves are raised like that. Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.:)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, that background is amazing! Makes for a lovely card, that's for sure! You inspire me so much with all your amazing techniques.

Bev said...

So very colourful! Thanks so much for participating over at Polkadoodles

Olga Fink said...

Such a gorgeous card Maxine! Lovely colors!
I am very sorry that I have not been around lately because of health issues...
xoxo Olga

Ginny Maxam said...

Beautiful CArd MAxine!! I love seeing old school coloring - the paint box!! I'm going to have to give this a try!! I'll be praying for your week!
Hugs,
Ginny

Loll said...

Beautiful mix of colours for your watercoloured background Maxine. And great technique with adding ink and raised design with an embossing folder. xx

MaryH said...

It's a lovely card, and I enjoyed reading the techniques. Since I'm rubbish at watercoloring, this sounds like a technique I should try! I like the way you've brayered the inked image of the folder...it really looks like superb stamping, then overcolored with the watercolor. Sending hugs & prayers your way. TFS & Blessings.

Team Clark said...

Isn't this technique so fun! Messy, but fun! Great inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

Arlene said...

WOW, beautiful. I love the background.
So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld.

Nancy Dynes said...

This is a lovely card, Maxine! I adore the beautiful palette and the heartwarming verse. Anyone would be thrilled to receive such a wonderful keepsake card!
Hugs,
Nancy

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Maxine, me again!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Word Art Wednesday Ginny M, DT

Marilyn Mathis said...

Lovely card. Love the sentiment. Praying for you. Hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful colour combination and a fabulous card.xx {aNNie}

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, lovely happy card for your stamp club's inspiration, love the embossed branch such a great idea it expands what embossing folders can do, have a lovely busy week, Megan

creationsnz said...

Isn't experimenting fun? Great result Maxine. CarolG

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like the look of this with the patchwork of color and then the debossed leafy vine added on. Cool!

Fran said...

Maxine the background is so pretty and your card design and verse is lovely.
Hugs, Fran

Furrbster said...

This is really pretty and has worked really well!
Thank you sharing your creation with us at Aud Sentiments,
hopefully you will get some down time to do more crafting soon :)

Hugz Tinz

Gerrina said...

This looks so playfull! Not only a fun card to make, but a cheerfull one aswell! Have a good week!

Neet said...

I never have any success inking a folder, glad you do. This is a lovely card Maxine and what a beautiful sentiment.
Hope things are not too bad. We just have to keep praying.
God Bless
Neet xx

Elena Orsi said...

So very colorfull!
Thank you for playing along at Brown Sugar this week.
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
Hugs
Brown Sugar DT
creativEle

Elena Orsi said...

Maxine your card it's very nice.
Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
Hugs and good luck
creativEle

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a pretty choice of colors to use for your beautiful design, Maxine! This is one of those sit-back-in-your-chair-and-go-WOW cards!! Hugs, Darnell

Cards Cart said...

Lovely colors
Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar challenge blog
-Riddhi Shah, DT (Brown Sugar Challenge)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Maxine, this is gorgeous! The background is incredible, love the watercolour design and the colours you used are so bright and cheery. Beautiful sentiment panel as well, and the pearls are such a lovely addition. Glad you got an answer to your blog problem. If you ever need assistance in the future, please feel free to email me directly, I'm always glad to help out. hugs :)

JD/ Jill said...

Fabulous water coloring. Made a very lovely card!

Monica said...

Hi Maxine,

Sorry that I could not visit earlier.

This card is stunning. I love the colours on the background and the embossing folder matches so well. Such an elegant and colourful creation.

Love,

Monica

Sue said...

I love this technique with the embossing folder, looks great with the colourful background. Lovely sentiment too!