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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Addicted to Stamps and More #87

Its 'Make your Mark' time at Addicted to Stamps and More. This challenge is to use some kind of marker on our project. 
This week we have Anni as our Guest Designer-please do welcome her and visit her blog here to be inspired! 
STAMPlorations are sponsoring us again this week and I have used the leaf stamp from the this stamp set. You could win the clear stamp set Its All About You.

Here is what I came up with using water colour paints:



I was inspired by Virginia's card on this post that I saw at Virginia's View Challenge this month. This leaf has been die cut from a piece of watercolour paper that I had experimented with a while ago and decided it was a disaster but had left it in my stash. Then I saw Virginia die cut a butterfly and had a 'ping' moment! I had previously heat embossed a wood grain stamp using clear embossing powder then painted over this with water colour paint. I wasn't happy with the result so discarded it! However when I die cut my leaf out of this I loved the effect of the wood grain. My die cut leaf is from Clearly Besotted Stamps
The sketch at Fusion inspired my lay out.

Now it is your turn to play along but first don't forget to visit our blog and see what the DT have come up with this week to inspire you!

I will enter this into Virginia's View Challenge and Fusion

        

19 comments:

  1. Love your watercolour painted leaf Sandie, great job!

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  2. Beautiful card! The wood grain looks great and I love the colors, nice change from all the spring colors! xx

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  3. WOW! That's a striking colour combo, Sandie. Great job with the water coloured leaf.
    xxxAsha

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  4. Beautiful card! Love the design of it and the structure in the leaf is super! Have a fun day, Gerrina

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  5. Beautiful Sandie...I love the texture on the leaf. So glad you could play along with us at Fusion!

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  6. Hi Sandie, lovely effect on the leaf and I like how you added the little leaf to the sentiment, great job. xx

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  7. That leaf is gorgeous with the embossed woodgrain and watercoloring! And the black framing sets it off wonderfully! thanks for playing with the Fusion Challenge this week!

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  8. Aw...Sandie, thanks so much for the shout out! It makes me so happy to hear that you re-used this diecut with water-colors! And look at the gorgeous result! Those shades of yellow are just "delicious"!! I am sorry that you missed the deadline for the challenge. Please know that I truly appreciate your thoughts and creative process! HUGS!

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  9. Beautiful! The pattern you've added to the leaf makes it look so natural!

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  10. Glad you decided to keep the leaf for 'down the road', because the result is stunning! Gorgeous water-colouring!
    c

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  11. Hi Sandie. Beautifully matched die cut leaf and stamp. Love the effect of the embossing with the watercolour on the die cut leaf. Have a fab day! Hugs Monika xxx

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  12. I really like the simplicity of the design. The die cut leaf is absolutely lovely and the embossing really stand out! Gorgeous!

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  13. This is really sensational, Sandie!! Very creative! Hugs, Darnell

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  14. Sandie, don't you just love it when something you thought wasn't fabulous turns out to be just that? The warm colours are brilliant and I love the way you mimicked the die cut with the wee leaf next to the sentiment! Anita :)

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  15. So striking! Love how that great leaf just pops :)

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  16. This is such a pretty watercolor leaf! I love the little leaf with the sentiment too. Nice touch!

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  17. Wow that stash did work wonder :) I love that leaf, amazing card

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  18. What a happy save and what a gorgeous card. I have several attempts at watercolor that I've kept only because I think I might be able to salvage a piece or two out of them with a punch. Now I know for sure that I can. Happy weekend Sandie. Hugs D

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  19. The textures that you can see on the leaf are fabulous, great job with the sketch. Thanks for playing with us at Fusion!

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