Friday, October 16, 2015

Black & White | Hello Gorgeous with Lydia Evans

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Hello again, can you believe that it's the middle of October already? This year is flying by way too quick for my liking hehe.

This months theme being 'Black & White' I really wanted to create something simple and striking with the 'wow' factor.... and it hit me black watercolour! I really love the look of watercolour backgrounds and they can be so classy when done in black.....

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I took a piece of watercolour card and created the ombre effect by using black watercolour on the top edge, then adding some water to my brush and brushing the colour out a little, then adding more water to my brush, brushing the colour out a little more, and repeating until I had the ombre look I was after. Here is a video on how I created the card... 


The video can also be viewed on Youtube here:


For the sentiment I have used In A Word: Hello Cutaway and the 'gorgeous' from The Big, The Bold and You heat embossed in white onto some black cardstock.

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To embellish I cut the full rose and three of the stemmed leaves from In Bloom:Maggie's Roses Cutaways and attached them behind the 'hello' die-cut.

To finish I added a few clear sequins for a little sparkle.

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I really hope you like my card and enjoyed the video, I would love to know what you thought. 

See you again soon. 

Hugs, Lydia x


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10 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for the tip on adding the delicate diecuts and sequins.

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  2. Such a gorgeous card! Your ombre effect is fabulous and I love the die cut flower and leaves tucked behind the sentiment.

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  3. What an incredibly fitting sentiment for this beautiful card!

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  4. hello AWESOMENESS!!!

    GORGEOUS card and FABULOUS video Lydia - THANK YOU for sharing!!!
    LOVE the design and really appreciate LEARNING how you CREATED it and your TOP TIPS along the way :)

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  5. Love the ombre with the black. So striking. Hugz

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