Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Woodgrain Thanks - and an answer



Just popping in quickly to share another card from my Watercolor class.

This is a basic background technique where you load up your stamp with color, spritz liberally with water, and then place paper on it.

In this case I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink and an A Muse Studio background.

Love how the background turned out.  I kept it really CAS, partly because I've got all sorts of projects to get done, so it looks like I'm going to be falling a little further behind on my homework, but wanted to at least get this one done.

Since I'm overly matchy matchy, I colored the edges of the card base as well as the sentiment strip with my Vintage Photo ink pad.

And now for the answer for all those who guessed at my Mother's Day question from yesterday.....the comments were pretty evenly split between not sleeping in and not getting the remote.....the answer is.....no sleeping in.  :(  The girls didn't come in and jump on the bed, but their bedroom is just across the hall from ours, and let's just say there was some very loud singing Sunday morning......

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Avery Elle - White Cardstock; Watercolor paper from Target
Stamps:  A Muse - Redwood Background
Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Other:  Lily Bee - Alpha Sheet; Tombow - Stamp Runner; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape

23 comments:

  1. WOW Miriam.. you really do have an eye for amazing creativity.. this is awesome..

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  2. WOW!! What a fabulous result with that bg stamp - LOVE it!!!!

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  3. forgot to say - how fun that you've been to Gothenburg and Sweden- hope the weather was OK - I love it when the sun is out, but today when it's raining I wish I lived somewhere else! Would love to hear what you did and saw! Hugs!!!

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  4. I'm really enjoying all of these watercolor techniques! Loving the woodgrain on this one!

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  5. I've been looking through your water color cards and they are amazing! Love what you've done! I think I want a class like that too!

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  6. This is amazing, Miriam! I'm going to have to try this technique!

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  7. Stunning card! LOVE. IT. :)

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  8. Great card, love the texture the technique created. YAY for happy Sunday singing!

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  9. Nice choice of stamp for this technique! I'm behind as well, but enjoying the videos!

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  10. I love that background stamp! Such an awesome card.

    Well, thank goodness you got the remote:). At least you woke up to singing rather than fighting...

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  11. WHOA! That is just cool! Great card!

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  12. I love this! And my kids are always loud all the time. ;)

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  13. Awesome card!! Love the watercolored woodgrain!! Sorry you didn;t get to sleep it!!

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  14. Wow... the background color and pattern are so fabulous, Miriam. Love this gorgeous card. :)

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  15. With one and no sleep here, I can only imagine that doubled.

    This is so amazing. Girl you are wicked talented!

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  16. Love how you used the technique!! Very dramatic yet sophisticated! And I was almost right...the girls were simply too excited to contain themselves! You can't get mad at happy noises (wink)!

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  17. What a superb technique, thank you for sharing. Have to try this one out. Love the results u achieved :)

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  18. What a fun effect! awesome technique!

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  19. Here you are again with another amazing technique! I LOVE this! Beautiful card :)

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  20. so striking!!! it's crazy how it looks like there are a couple different colors in your woodgrain. Very cool and edgy!

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  21. What a great, masculine number! LOVE that fabulous woodgrain bit! And so sorry you didn't get that extra sleep. I totally relate ;).

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