Saturday, October 3, 2015

WCMD 2015 | Watercolor with Vanessa

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Hello everybody! Vanessa here with a fun challenge for World Card Making Day. 

For my challenge, I chose one of my favorite techniques: WATERCOLORS. It's a popular trend right now and I am sure there are many watercolor fans out there! I love that I can create a watercolor card using so many different mediums, like Distress Inks, Gelatos, Watercolor Pencils or real watercolors. It's fun to experiment and most of the time you can not be sure how it turns out :)
Sometimes you think it'll turn out ugly, but once it's dry, you might love it! Ha, or vice versa. 

I created two samples for today. Look closely, you might get a peek of the upcoming release!


Here I used Derwent Inktense Pencils to color the gorgeous chrysanthemum (new release!!). I started with a panel of watercolor paper and stamped/heat-embossed the images. Then I applied water to the panel and, using a water tank brush, picked up color from the pencils to color the flower, the leaves and the background. For more fun, I flicked a bit of the color onto the background. After it was dried, I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment using silver embossing powder. I adhered the panel to the card and finished it off with sequins.


The second card is a sample of playing with watercolors without knowing how it'll turn out. And I have to admit, I love how it turned out. For this background, I used Distress Inks. I pressed my ink pad onto a large acrylic block, spritzed the ink with water and dipped one corner of the watercolor paper panel into it. Then I cleaned the acrylic block and applied a new color. After spritzing it, I dipped the next part of the panel into it and so on. I repeated this with the whole panel until I was satisfied. Then I adhered the dried piece to my card base. I die-cut the rose and leaves from vellum and white card stock, layered them and adhered them to the card. Then I die-cut the "hugs" from card stock and fun foam and adhered it, too. Finally I added sequins.

Now it is your turn! Can't wait to see your take on my watercolor challenge, the possibilities are endless!

Vanessa


Prize: One randomly chosen project that is linked up will win $50.00 gift credit to the w&w shop.

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32 comments:

  1. Vanessa's cards are really lovely. The watercolors are soft and dreamy. Thanks for the inspirations!!

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  2. These are beautiful! I especially love the soft colors on the rose card, so pretty!

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  3. Fabulous water colouring. I will be joining in x

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  4. Such pretty cards. Love them both.

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  5. Vanessa, what lovely inspiration you've shared with us! I struggle with watercolour, but with your creativity as incentive, I'm going to give it a try...yet again. Fingers crossed!
    ~c

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  6. Beautiful watercolor background! I love the pretty effect!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  7. Gorgeous colours. Watercolouring is such fun. Hugz

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  8. Gorgeous cards...loved both the techniques..

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  9. Gorgeous cards...loved both the techniques..

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  10. This is an awesome challenge! cant wait to play!

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  11. I love watercoloring!! Can't wait to play!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  12. Gorgeous cards!! Love the background you created on the second card!!

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  13. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. DELIGHTFUL cards Vanessa!!!
    Your watercolours are SO BEAUTIFUL and the designs SO ELEGANT - LOVE them BOTH!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION!!!
    ... I confess that I am watercolour challenged and NEED to work on my technique, so I look forward to stretching my crafty limits and joining your challenge :)

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  15. Gorgeous, Vanessa! I never tire of watercolor and have so much to learn.

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  16. Everyone loves to watercolor - a great idea for our first challenge, Vanessa! I really love your 2nd card with the soft colors and the vellum flower!

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  17. Everyone loves to watercolor - a great idea for our first challenge, Vanessa! I really love your 2nd card with the soft colors and the vellum flower!

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  18. Love the softness of the water colouring!

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  19. Both your cards are simply gorgeous Vanessa ..Love your watercoloring especially on your first card !!

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  20. Both the cards look so beautiful ...so inspiring
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  21. Both cards are equally beautiful...liked the soft hues..!!

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  22. I LOVE making watercolor backgrounds. I got so inspired that I made a whole pile of them to use on future cards!!! Thank you for the wonderful challenge.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    CAT LOVERS HOP coming Oct. 26-30 at HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com!!!

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  23. I love using watercolor pencils but this time I used brush markers and spritzed my rubber stamp with water for a watercolor look instead. Love the soft look of your samples!

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  24. Vanessa's cards are beautiful inspirations for this challenge. I love using watercolor paint cakes and watercolor pencils on stamped images. But also, I apply the watercolor paint directly on the images and stamp them. Turn out beautiful, too :)

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  25. Oh, that mum is GORGEOUS!! Going on my Looong W&W wishlist!! : )

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  26. Beautiful cards! Love the soft look of watercolors! Hope this trend will stick around for a long time!

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  27. I really love watercolors! The vellum overlay from Vanessa is so pretty!

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  28. Oh, they are jaw-dropping gorgeous cards , Vanessa .!! The embossed vellum is such a perfect add-on.

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  29. Two very beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. The vellum embossed card is lovely, and I also like the sneak peak as well.

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