Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #450

Hello friend!  Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  The latest challenge is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's not a sketch.  I decided there are so many techniques out there that I want to try that I thought maybe you'd enjoy the variety, too.  The Blank Canvas Challenge will be featured the last Tuesday of each month.  This week's blank canvas needs to feature watercolor, the color blue and make it a kindness card.

Here's my take on that challenge....

My card features Beautiful Branches by Concord and 9th.  I've had this set for awhile, I just haven't been able to use it yet.  I did use watercolor paper and used Distress Ink to color the background.  At least that's what I think I did.  I made this card a few weeks ago and now I can't remember what I did.  It might be diluting some color from a Zig marker.  Anyway.... after it dried overnight I stamped the branches using VersaFine Black Onyx ink.  I then stamped the flowers with VersaMark ink and heat embossed them using Nuvo white embossing powder.  I then went back to the Black Onyx ink to stamp the details for the center of the flowers and used clear embossing powder.  If you do this I totally recommend, if you try this, to use your MISTI or other stamp tool because the ink will slide on the already embossed flowers.  The color isn't as vivid but still looks cool!

I do hope you'll play along with us this week.  If you don't do watercolor, don't sweat it!  Join us anyway - use watercolor patterned paper.

You simply must see what the team made, too!  They are so awesome.


I'll see you over at the TMS blog.

6 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jenée said...

Lovely card, Melissa. I especially like the way the flowers did not stamp/emboss evenly. Makes them look more realistic and artistic. The background color is lovely. Wonderful card!

Carol L said...

THis is so pretty with those delicate white blooms and black branches on that fabulous blue background! I'm loving the new challenge and look forward to doing more.

Janice M said...

Melissa this is absolutely beautiful! That was the perfect set to use on a water colored background. Thanks so much for inviting me to be a part of your DT it has been fun!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a lovely card.

Patti said...

I REALLY LOVE the Asian feel of your card. The black and white is beautiful against your fresh aqua color background!!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness! I just love this!! Your BG and these flowers are so gorgeous!!

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