Sunday, November 20, 2016

Simon Flickr Challenge & Concord & 9th Challenge

I've been making so many Christmas cards that it's left me longing to watercolor so when I saw that the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge was for coloring, in any method, so I used the new Concord & 9th Stamp Set  called  Hello, Lovely which means I am also entering this into the Concord & 9th Challenge. This is a big, beautiful floral arrangement that you can color in your choice of mediums.  All the arranging is done for you. The first card I made with this stamp I used Spring colors but for the second one, I wanted to do something in more Christmas-y colors.

I started with a panel of Canson Bristol Watercolor Paper.  After treating it with my powder tool, I stamped it in Versamark and heat set it using Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder--still my favorite gold!


I used a combination of Distress Markers (Festive Berries) and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in Persian Blue, Olive, & Deep Green with a water brush. The entire panel was spritzed with shimmer mist once the watercolor had dried. 

I stamped the sentiment from the Sugar Pea Designs Kindness Matters Stamp Set onto the same watercolor paper and used the same embossing powder.  

Next I die cut the sentiment and the watercolored panel using dies from the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die Set then assembled my card onto a top folding card base made from Bazzill Whirlypop Cardstock using my ATG gun.  This was a super simple card for these challenges.  It took a little bit of time to watercolor, but I really enjoy doing that.  

So that's it for a quick post this morning.  I'm hoping to take the rest of the day off!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!  

7 comments:

  1. Vicki,this is stunning! Love the way you colored the cluster of blooms!

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  2. Boldy and beautifully colored! What a gorgeous image. Love your take on sparkle and shine.

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  3. So beautiful, Vicki! Love the rich colors and the gold embossing. Thank you for joining us in the Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge this month!

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  4. Oh WOW, this is stunning, Vicki! I love the bright, vivid colors with the beautiful gold embossing, so beautiful!! Thanks for playing along at Where Creativity Meets C9!

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  5. What a gorgeous card! The gold embossing with the deep colors is such a fantastic combo. Thanks so much for joining us for our WCMC9 Sparkle & Shine Challenge!

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