Saturday, June 25, 2016

PTI's June 2016 Blog Hop

What beautiful artwork "The Reef" is by Yellana James!  I just fell in love with the colors and the movement.  Just stunning.

Here's is my take on our inspiration photo.  I instantly thought of the technique Jennifer McGuire calls "Watercolor Lifting".  You can see her youtube video here.






Peerless Watercolors
PTI's Floral Sketches stamp set
PTI's Super Swoosh Dies
Gina Marie Design Dies
Gina K Pure Luxury White CS
Tim Holtz's watercolor paper
VersaMark ink
Hero Arts Pigment White ink
White & Clear Embossing Powder

My colors didn't quite turn out like Yellana's, but I really liked how my watercolors blended together.  I won't lie, it did take a few tries to get the blending I wanted.  My embossing wasn't perfect, but I still like really like the way my card turned out.



Thank you so much for stopping by, I love it when you do.  Happy hopping!  I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with either!




22 comments :

  1. WOW...this came out SO pretty Sue! I love your blended water color background...guess perfection can take a few tries, but glad you persevered as it's just gorgeous! Love the way the white embossing mimics the white in the inspiration photo too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

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  2. Your lovely watercolor background looks so pretty framed in the scallop edge die!

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  3. Love the colors and choice of flowers with the white embossing! Lovely card!

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  4. This is so pretty Sue! Love your beautiful watercolour backdrop. I attempted Jennifer's lifting technique for this challenge as well but did not achieve the pretty results that you did, my version is in a bin for future use.

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  5. What a beautiful card. Love all the vibrant colors and the frame is perfect.

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  6. Lovely card, I think your background is wonderful! Beautiful colors and certainly a fabulous result for your efforts!!

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  7. Beautiful background and I love the way your sentiment fits perfectly in the frame!

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  8. Beautiful card! I love the bright yellow pops of color in the background.

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  9. This is super!! Wonderful watercolouring, and your frame sets everything off perfectly!

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  10. Very pretty - love the coloring technique!

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  11. What a beautiful framed work of ART! This is delightful!

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  12. Sue your background is lovely! Beautiful seamless flow from one color to another!

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  13. Sue this is beautiful! I love how you were able to blend the colors! My first attempts turned to mud... Great job!

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  14. Floral Sketches worked beautifully for this technique and movement. Sue, your card is definitely worth your efforts, and your ink blending is fabulous.

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  15. Sue, this is simply beautiful.
    Fabulous take on the challenge.

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  16. This is lovely. Perfect use of that lifting technique.

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  17. What a gorgeous and colorful take on the inspiration photo! I love this!!

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  18. So beautiful! Love your take on the challenge!

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