Sunday, April 6, 2014

Avery Elle's Watercolor challenge

As I said in a previous post, I was treated to some new stamps, heavy on the Avery Elle side, recently, and now I can participate in their challenges!  The current challenge at the AEI♥U Challenge blog is water color, and here's my entry:

Avery Elle Watercolor challenge

Starting with a panel of watercolor paper, I stamped this beautiful floral bouquet from Thanks a Bunch using picked raspberry and peeled paint distress inks.  I love that the image is broken down into about 6 different stamps, which enables you to vary the colors.  Next I wet a fine paint brush and went over all of the stamped images, softening the lines and filling in the white areas.  Then I overstamped 1 more time with the leaf veins stamps, again using peeled paint, and stopped there.  Next I smooshed the 2 distress inks on acrylic blocks, mixed them well with water, and then loaded that fine paint brush and flicked some color in the background.  To finish I added one of the gorgeous sentiments from Oh Happy Day, and glued on a silk ribbon.  I'm really pleased with the way this turned out!

Challenge 4

Thanks for stopping by today - enjoy the rest of your weekend!

35 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL ribbon bow..love the subtle curl at the ends!

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  2. Beautiful water coloring, Lin! I love your technique of filling in details with a fine paint brush...such a beautiful effect! I also love how you draped that gorgeous pink ribbon...WOW!

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  3. How beautiful, Lin! I love the bouquet and your splatters are so bright and pretty! Most of all I love the bow! Looks like a winner to me!

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  4. Gorgeous watercolour effect - love the pink and green splatters and the wonderful sentiment stamp!

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  5. This is beautiful! Love the watercolor effect. :)

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  6. Truly beautiful!! Love the water-color effect! Way to rock this challenge, Sistah!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous, Lin! I love the colors you chose and those splatters are the perfect touch! Thanks for linking this up to the AE Watercolor Challenge!

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  8. Oh, I absolutely adore this! Gorgeus, vibrant colours and your technique is beautifully done! Love the splats! Lovely stamps!

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  9. Oh, what a pretty bouquet! Love the pink and green combo, and your splatters looks perfect, Lin! ♥

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  10. Oh Lin,there is so much beautiful detail you created in your card. The rose bouquet almost looks real. i especially love the pretty pink ribbon. . This looks like a winner to me. Good Luck in the challenge.

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  11. Oh my goodness Lin you did an amazing job!! This is just beautiful!

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  12. This is gorgeous & what a beautiful stamp. I love the bow too

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  13. Beautiful Lin. The flower bouquet is so pretty.

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  14. lin the fiowers are fab

    Malika

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  15. Oh beautiful card, now I've more stamps to add to my wishlist.
    luv
    Debby

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  16. This is gorgeous! I bought that set and haven't used it yet, but I have to now.

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  17. Beautiful card with the watercolor effects. Love the spattered background and all the details. Sure to be a winner.

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  18. This is lovely! The pretty bow is the perfect finishing touch.

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  19. Beautiful! I love the watercolor and the splatter and that sweet bow!

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  20. YAY, for "heavy" treats :)

    Beautiful, Lin - have fun!

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  21. Lin, this is so prettily put together. The pinks are awesome (I am a yellow girl, but some deep pinks are just wow!) The fine splatter is really enhancing to your gorgeous bouquet. The ribbon with its flow is a perfect embellishment for this piece of art!

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  22. What a beautiful work of art Lin!

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  23. Lin, this card is just beautiful, has such a special quality about it!

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  24. Such a joyous card, Lin. It really comes to life with the 3D ribbon.

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  25. I really love this, it is beautiful and clean!

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  26. This is a really pretty card! Thanks for playing along with Avery Elle!

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  27. looks absolutely stunning! Love it! Thank you for joining us at AE's challenge!

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  28. Oh my goodness, Lin - this is amazingly beautiful!! I love how you articulated each step that you took to create this lovely project! Absolutely amazing!! Thanks so much for playing with us at the AEI♥U Challenge - we're so happy that you did!

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  29. Hi Lin, congrats on being runner up at Avery Elle - fabulous card - well deserved!

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  30. your card is so pretty, the bouquet of flowers looks gorgeous

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  31. lin, this card is so pretty. the ribbon is done so well. its gorgeous!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!