Monday, December 1, 2014

Watercolor background/Cyber Monday

Hello! Today I have a card with a water colored background. There is a new challenge on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and this month is all about Watercolor.

Have you ever had a card you loved. I mean really, really loved and then botched the Title? Yep, that is this card. I love how the background came out on this one. Mind you, I made at least 4 and not one came out nearly as pretty as this one. Most were a total disaster with blue and dark green every where...I just couldn't get the purple to show.

See, I started out by putting my Distress inks on a large acrylic block. The Tumbled Glass and The shaded Lilac were so over powered by the Evergreen Bough, but I love the combination. So I resorted to using my re-inkers for the Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac. The colors were most definitely bolder!  Too bold in fact. I had to use less re-inker and more water for the softness I was going for.

Enter the FOURTH try and it finally gave me what I wanted. YAY!!!

I used the ink pads directly onto the Peacock Feather.  Then I went to do the title. Never and I mean NEVER watch an interesting show on the computer when you are in the midst of making a card that you have re-done 4 times!  Yes, I was distracted and I thought I grabbed the Silver Embossing Powder and I accidentally grabbed the Liquid Platinum (which by the way I love). I just don't love it on this card.  It's BLAH! It looks so muddy in the photo but I am telling you....I couldn't recreate that background again so I am going with it.  The good news is that is looks 100% better in real life than in this picture that was shot at 2:00 a.m. ;)

Let's just forget about the title and oooh and ahhhhh over that background and peacock feather shall we?

A little bit of Stardust Stickles on the feather and some sequins and I have forgotten all bout the sentiment.

Please stop by a2z Scrapbooking to see what the other design team members have done. You won't be disappointed.

It's CYBER MONDAY too and I have a coupon code for you for Today...Use CYBER20 for 20% off your order of $25.  Click HERE to go to the store.

If you don't get to shop today you can use the code MICHELLE15 at anytime and get 15% off your order of $25 or more.

Have a great day!


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