Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Simon Says.........Watercolor

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Happy Wednesday  - are you ready for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge?  

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Our theme this week is Watercolor!  I'm so glad that this is so popular now - it really makes me feel like an artist when I watercolor.  Here's my card for this week:

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I pulled out a set that has some pearlescent and metallic highlights in most of the colors: Yasatomo Pearlescent Watercolors.  The magic happens when you tilt the finished card to see these highlights appear.

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I first stamped my Winnie & Walter sentiment in Simon's Lipstick Red ink, then masked off that area and stamped a maple leaf multiple times.  Then I added color to the leaves, working with one color at a time, outlining the leaf with one color and filling in with another, then blending them.   When the leaves were dry I also splattered some of the same paints at the top and bottom of my card.  Then I added a dotted line at the top and bottom of my sentiment with a matching marker, and to finish used some My Mind's Eye Charmed gold enamel dots for a little more sparkle.  The panel was mounted on a card made from Hero Arts Grenadine layering paper, a perfect match.

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see what you do this week!  As always, Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store, where you can find these watercolors, and almost anything else you can think of!

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eta: thanks to Angela, I'd like to add this to the AAA Cards challenge for this week, "Play with watercolors".



.....and also into the current LIM challenge, Autumn's Bounty

25 comments:

  1. Oh, this is so pretty! I love that shimmer! I am going to need to get some of those!

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  2. cool fall leaves for sss watercolor card!

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  3. Those watercolors have such a gorgeous shimmer! Beautiful card, Lin!

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  4. Beautiful Lin - your colouring of the leaves is gorgeous and I love the pearlescent shimmer!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  5. Love the metallic sheen on these leaves.

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  6. Gorgeous card Lin :-) I love the shimmery leaves, so pretty and beautifully coloured and the splatters are fab too :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  7. Love the pretty shimmery leaves Lin!

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  8. Oooohhhh - great challenge theme. And what a card. That pearlescence is gorgeous!

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  9. Lin, your card is outstanding, and I hope you will consider sharing it at AAA Cards this week!

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  10. Lovely! And oh so sure you really enjoyed painting it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. cheers, Victoria Lavender- AAA Cards

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  11. One of my favorites. I'm going to make this card! Thanks for the idea. :-)

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  12. Wow - I love the sheen on the leaves - those water colours are fabulous.

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  13. wow gorgeous! I love the shimmer on the leaves!

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  14. Way cool, Lin! Love the shimmery effect!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  15. I love the watercolor shimmer on those beautiful autumn leaves! I also love the split panel with the sentiment in the center! NJ!

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  16. fabulous colours. What a gorgeous card. Love the glimmer that the paint gives.

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  17. Beautiful card, love the shimmer paints you've used.
    luv
    Debby

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  18. Beautiful sheen on those leaves! Love your placement of them too. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  19. Just so beautiful! Your coloring is amazing!

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  20. Lovely leaves - Thanks for joining in at AAA!

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  21. Beautiful card I love the gold shimmer on the leaves :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at add a little dazzle.
    Kate xx

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  22. stunning card Lin...I adore the shimmery leaves...gorgeous! hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  23. I'm sorry that this is another late visit from me for this challenge.
    This is a stunning card, the leaves are fabulous.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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