Thursday, April 3, 2014

Make it Monday and ColourQ






I have a card for this week's Make it Monday #158:  Stamping with Water Color Mediums.  I just got a couple of new Distress Ink colors (Mowed Lawn and Picked Raspberry), so I inked up Reasons to Smile and then spritzed with water before stamping.  I like this technique, and want to try it again if I have time.



I fnished the flowers off with Pure Poppy and Black without any water, impressed with the Aida IP and then coated the flower centers with Wink of Stella.  Gosh, how I love that Wink of Stella.  I just ordered a second one, just in case mine runs out.  I would not want to get caught without my Wink.




I was inspired by the color blocking on this card of Christina's, and decided to use this week's ColourQ cQc #235 colors with Wet Paint stamps and my new Zing Copper Embossing powder.  





And one more card that I made the other day but did not get to post--my sister is turning 50 next week.  (yes, she is my YOUNGER sister)...I had this idea to use a Technique Tuesday stamp that has a collage of numbers all together, and to highlight the '50'.  I stamped once in Baja Breeze on a white piece cut with the Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle.  Then, I stamped again in Calypso Coral on a scrap, cut out the 0 and the 5, coated them in a few layers of UTEE, and stuck them on top of the 0 and the 5. 

When my daughter saw the card, she asked why it said 05?  What do you think?  I hope my sister gets it. I am thinking I may try another version where I just use a die cut 5 and 0.





That's it for me today.  



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20 comments :

  1. Joyce these are all fabulous but that first one is so stunning! Gorgeous! Love you colour blocking too. Thank you for sharing at the colourQ!

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  2. Love your very pretty card, it's so clean and vibrant. I also like the aida IP background. It finishes the card beautifully. Di

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  3. I still haven't tried that watercolor technique but I really need to - I love the look! And I know what you mean about the Wink of Stella - I just got one and am already worried it's going to run out! LOL!
    LOVE the colour blocking on the second card!

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  4. Joyce, I love the embossing on your MIM card...why oh why do I not emboss more when the end result is so fabulous!

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  5. These are beautiful from flowers to all graphic :) love them all :)

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  6. Fun trio of cards today Joyce! Those little pink flowers are so sweet. You did a great job on your sister's bday card, love the sparkly red numbers. And you rocked the cQc colors, river rock is s tough one! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

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  7. I just love your Make It Monday card- so simply sweet and happy!

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  8. I love this floral image, Joyce ... it looks gorgeous in these vibrant colours, and with that wonderful texture! If I get to MIM this week (and it's a big if!), it's the set I'll be using too! Fabulous cool colour blocks and such a clever card for your sister ... those popped up numbers are so luscious looking! Anita :)

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  9. So much fun Joyce and I totally got it! Maybe it is an old lady thing, LOL. Such a fun card and one I need to pin too. Your ColourQ color blocking card is amazing too, so vivid and bold...love all your cards!

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  10. Three great cards, Joyce. I love that IP you used and the watercolor stamped is wonderful.

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  11. Love the floral card, with the embossed background it makes it almost look like your cross-stitched it. I love the random numbered birthday card. I get it and I think it makes the sentiment even truer--age is just a number, twist it anyway you want.... five oh or oh five it's all the same.

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  12. Your reasons to smile watercoloring card is beautiful! I have yet to use that stamp set, lol.

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  13. My goodness! You've been busy, busy, busy! But I can't think of a better way to be busy. Your cards are fantastic. Love the bold simplicity of your color blocked card especially. But they are all wonderful! Bev

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  14. Love the watercolored card - you used 2 of my favorite DI colors!

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  15. Another great array of cards, Joyce! Your MIM card is soooo pretty! And about your sister turning 05, I got it right away. But that's because I always transpose the numbers of my birthday when the numbers work to my advantage! I think being 5 with all the wisdom and knowledge of a 50-year-old would be hella fun!! Happy Birthday to her! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Gorgeous water color...that's on my list to make. Love the pink flowers. Great color locked card too the paint sentiment is a perfect choice. Loving the number card .....and 05 is so perfect and your sister will appreciate it I bet! Happy Birthday to her.

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  17. Lovely cards Joyce but my favourite is the watercolour card with the soft colours and the textured background is wonderful.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  18. Fab colour blocked card (just saw Cristina is back!) and your MIM card is very pretty.

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