Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Concord and 9th Fall Floral Watercolor

Hey everyone! Welcome back today I'm showing you a watercolor floral card made using the Concord and 9th Grateful for Everything. Which is a beautiful fall floral arrangement and barely fits on a A2 size card. 

Watch the video here.

So I started with embossing the floral image from the Grateful for Everything stamp set. I used my large Stamp Platform and embossed the image with Zing! Chestnut embossing powder, which may be discontinued, I couldn't find it to link it below at my usual places. But any dark brown embossing powder will work or use Walnut Stain Distress Oxide and clear embossing powder. That is my "go to" for colored embossing powder techniques. 

After embossing I taped the watercolor paper down to a clipboard for easy portability and then gathered my watercolor supplies. I'm using my sample pallet from DaVinci, a large Royal Langnickel MD brush and a smaller #5 round. Now the reason that I chose to use the larger brush along side a smaller one it is because I also wanted to practice with loose watercoloring. I started by wetting the paper with clean water and letting the paint run past the embossing lines. Then just dabbing the paint colors in the areas, trying not to mess with it but instead letting the paint go where it wants. 

I used my heat gun to dry the paint quickly, that way I could use the smaller round brush to add more details. I did this on my glass media mat so I could take the paint from the sample pallet and easily mix the paint colors on the white silicon portion of the glass media mat. When I was done with the painting, I pushed it through my Big Shot to die cut it with the coordinating die. Which totally defeated the purpose of being loose with watercolors and I really did like how it turned out but I know that I can make it again. 

I cut and scored a piece of Papertrey Ink Vellum cardstock to a top folding card base, which I will still use as a side opening card. Then sponged Antique Linen over the top of the Simon Says Stamp Mod Stripes stencil with Dark Chocolate cardstock underneath that. While that dried I took the cross stitch die and cut portions out of the vellum card base that surround the floral image.  I used the largest stitch rectangle die from Simon on the dark chocolate piece and then also cut 2 more pieces of cardstock for the inside and the back that way all the adhesive is hidden. It will also give stability to the vellum card base. 

I used the grateful for you die that came in the same set and trimmed off the for you that way I just had a blue grateful die cut. Then quickly stamped the "for you" with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink on to a strip of Dark Chocolate cardstock. 

To adhere all the pieces I used both liquid glue and my ATG. The video shows that entire process.

The inside, I used the color blocking stamps that are in this same stamp and die set with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide. 

This card has been entered into the following challenges
Time Out Challenge  <-------- click
(inspiration photo challenge)
I was inspired by the fall foliage just added my own twist of colors. 

Papertrey Ink Products Used:
Vellum Cardstock <-------- click
Rustic Cream Cardstock <-------- click
Vintage Cream Cardstock <-------- click

DaVinci Watercolor Paints
24 Watercolor Sample Dots <---- Just a fun way to try new paints. Love their packaging!

Colors Used:
Quinacridone Red 
Red Rose Deep 
Ultramarine Blue
Leaf Green
Hookers Green
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Umber
Hansa Yellow Deep 
Cadmuium Yellow Medium

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Grateful for Everything stamp set Grateful for Everything BUNDLE

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  1. This is so gorgeous and absolutely love what you did on the inside of the card (something I always forget). Your colouring of the flowers is fantastic and the gold embossing goes with it perfectly. A fabulous card and I'm so glad you shared it with us at TIME OUT!