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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

More Rainbows and Butteflies!

Happy Tuesday all,

I finally have started crafting again after my hols! I have a card today to share that I loved making as I tried out something new to me and also got to play with my watercolours again! I was inspired to make this card when I saw the inspiration card at the new challenge The Cutting Edge. And it was actually this card by DT member Lisa that got me creating my card:


I meant to water colour rainbow colours but when I started I decided to just go with the flow and let the painting take me where it wanted me to go. I do love that about water colouring. And adding a few splashes is a lot of fun. When it was dry, I used a 'Happy' die sentiment to cut through my colours. Then.....this is the part I haven't tried before....I cut out lots of happy sentiments and glued them together to give some dimension. I so wanted to add gems or enamel dots but as I am entering this into a few die cut challenges I went with the butterfly.
I love the way this turned out and after finishing it I realised I had made another 'mixed media' card but CAS-who would have known!! (my texture is the base card as it is the egg shell card, although hard to see in the photo)

I am going to enter this into the following challenges:
The Cutting Edge Challenge-inspiration card using die cuts of some kind
AAA cards-water colour CAS cards


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37 comments:

  1. Wow Sandie, you are getting super creative with water colors! I love the added dimension in the sentiment and the splashes look great. I'm planning to splash some dots to the card I'm making today too! Very stylish and trendy card. xxx

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  2. Jaw dropping stunning Sandie! Put this up there as one of my all time favorites. Beautiful.

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  3. Wow wow wow. This is absolutely fantastic!!! A work of art, my friend xx

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  4. Now that is pretty AWESOME, my friend! Great job with the watercolours. Have a lovely week!
    hugs, Asha

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  5. Sandie, what a splendid result with your watercolors! The raised sentiment adds so much richness and the soft colors scream celebrate! Thank you for joining us at AA Cards!

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  6. Wonderfully light and airy, Sandie!

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  7. Ack Sandie I LOVE your watercoloured background/letters. So soft and pretty. I am sorry I haven't been around too much been feeling a bit overwhelmed at getting to all my favourites.

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  8. Beautiful, such a delicate card I love the colours and I adore watercolour cards.
    Elaine

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  9. What a beautiful card Sandie, love the colours:)
    Val x

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  10. GORGEOUS card, Sandie!! I love the soft watercoloring you did here!

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  11. Wow...Sandie!! This card is giving me the CHILLS! Your inking and water-coloring have turned PRO right before my eyes! This is one of my very favorite cards that you made! Way to go! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View challenge! I hope that you are on the mend! HUGS!!!

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  12. Super fun and cute!! I love the inking and the watercolor on this. Fabulous card!!

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  13. Hope you had a great holiday. I absolutely love the colours 'splash' onto the letters - gorgeous.

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  14. Wow!! I LOVE this card! Fab watercoloring and love the color choices. The popped up "Happy" add lots of fun, texture and interest. And, of course, love those splatters. Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge #1! Loll xx

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  15. Sandie, this is absolutely amazing! The colors and overall design are just perfect!

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  16. Hey Sandie! I love your card. The watercoloring is amazing. I love how it's on top of the die cut too. Everything flows. The butterfly is so a nice touch and it brings everything together. Amazing job.

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  17. Loving where your watercolours took you, such a beautiful card! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  18. Beautifully CAS - hoping to join in with this challenge tonight. Love how you've coloured the letters!

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  19. Super colours Sandie - FAB card! So glad you played along with the Mixed Media Card Challenge :)

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  20. Very nice. Love watercoloring.

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  21. WOW, WOW and WOW, Sandie!! You've returned from your holiday filled with incredible inspiration! This card is pure stunning, with the dimensioned happy, the water-colouring and, of course, the swoon-inducing butterfly! I'm with the others: jaw-dropped, breath-taken-away AWE!!! Love this x a zillion!
    Hugs~c

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  22. What a beautiful card!! I love everything about it!! Thanks so much for playing this week at MMCC!

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  23. Fabulous Sandi!! Those soft colors make this so pretty! Thanks for joining in at AAA!

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  24. Wow, what a beauty! Love how you used the watercolours and diecutting together! Seems like the hols have given you new inspiration and I love it! Hugs, Gerrina

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  25. Definitely a WOW card Sandy!!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Cutting Edge Challenge!

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  26. well, well, another stunner! glad to have you join in with another card :). Love this one to bits too! thanks for playing along twice :)!!!!

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  27. I want to create something just like that, I am in love with the look you created! So glad you played along with AAA Cards

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  28. Simply stunning! I love the soft shades of color you have used.

    Patti

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  29. Oh, Sandie...I LOVE your card!! I LOVE your watercoloring and over the sentiment...amazing!! So HAPPY that you joined the fun this week at The Cutting Edge:)!!!

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  30. This is beautiful, Sandie! Such a beautiful rainbow look, I love your water coloring technique used for this design!

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  31. I am so impressed by this card - it is simply lovely!! Way to go - I am super impressed!!

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  32. I just became a follower of your blog - I am just so super impressed with you and the company you keep!! Some of my favorite and most admired bloggers have absolutely lovely things to say about you!!

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  33. GASP! Sandie, this is so breathtakingly gorgeous ... luscious watercolouring, perfect balance ... stunning ... LOVE it! Anita :)

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  34. I'm back, Sandie ... to say congratulations on your win at AAA with this awesome card ... still gasping, my friend! Anita :)

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  35. Stunning....... Thanks for playing along with The Mixed Media Card Challenge.

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  36. Beautiful card, Sandie!
    Thanks for linking it up to the MFW challenge!

    Teri

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