Wednesday, May 27, 2020

TCC136 Bright Blooms

Hi Friends!

I love the texture of the tiled background as well as all of the beautiful, bright blossoms and I was inspired to create a fairly clean Mixed Media card! 

I am also participating with the Simon Says Monday "Going Around in Circles" Challenge along with the Word Art Wednesday #440-#441 "Anything Goes" Challenge and the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #135 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge (top across Watercolor-Circles- Die Cut and diagonal Watercolor-Embossing- Bright Colors). 

I used the retired SU! set, Choose Happiness which is several years old as well as the older digi set, Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher (this is at least two years old).  

To create this card:

Print out the Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher (Power Poppy by Marcella) onto white cardstock.  Color the image using watercolor pencils, water-based markers and water soluble graphite pencils.

Die cut the image with a stitched circle die and using distress oxide ink, lightly stencil the background.

Mount the circle onto a die-cut black circle. Apply shimmer with a clear shimmer pen to the petals and a green shimmer pen to the leaves.

On a piece of watercolor paper, use turquoise watercolor powder along with distress oxide inks and distress stains to add color to the background.  Dry with a heat tool and emboss with a  3D Tin Tile embossing folder.

Add additional color with distress stain, dry with the heat tool and once you are satisfied with the color, apply pearl texture paste to add shimmer.  Distress the edges with a distressing tool and mount onto a piece of black cardstock.

Adhere the background panel to a white card base, add the focal image with dimensional foam and add the embossed sentiment to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher (digi image-Power Poppy by Marcella), Choose Happiness (retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Black Printer Ink, Versafine™ Onyx Black, Derwent™ Watercolor Pencils and Water-Soluble Graphite Pencil, Stampin’ Write Markers-Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi; Brushos® Turquoise Watercolor Powder, Tim Holtz™ - Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide, Picket Fence and Peacock Feathers Distress Stain; Faber-Castell® Texture Luxe™ Pearl Texture Paste, Wink of Stella™ Clear and Green Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black; Watercolor

Tools/Accessories: Gemini, Jr™, My Favorite Things Stitched Circle STAX Dies, Sizzix™ Circles Dies; 3D Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Memory Box™ Distressed Tula Stencil, Stencil Brush, Embossing Buddy®, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Bright Florals} photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see what inspired you! The challenge is open until June 8th at noon EST.


Jan Clothier said...

Your colouring always amazes me. You achieve such vibrancy and depth. Love the way you've lightly stencilled in the background. Thank you for playing along with us again at Retro Rubber Challenge.

LeAnne said...

THis is gorgeous, Julie! You captured the feel of your inspiration photo perfectly!! I think we used the same EF as well! So happy that your retired set made it qualify for the Retro Rubber challenge too! Thanks for sharing!

creative lady said...

Beautiful card! I love the vase of flowers and love your coloring. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

Claire Grantham said...

Julie, your cards are always so wonderful! I love the richness of colour in the flowers and the background. Thanks for joining us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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