14 May 2014

Every path...

Hi there!

Don't you just love it when a mistake on a card forces you to "take 2"... and the second try looks much better than the first?
Well this is what happened today... I am not going to bore you with the details, but I am happy with the result!



I used my peacock pleasure embossing folder (Couture creations) as a "stamp" as described here at Splitcoaststampers.

Instead of using distress ink, I used my aqua brush markers to apply the color on only a selected part of the folder , before I misted the folder with water.

I added my digital sentiment after the card stock was completely dry.

The card was inspired by the following challenges:

Casology  ~ SPLASH

The offset circles of the embossing folder reminded me of the ripple effect in the water after a big splash !


                                                    

Keep it simple ~ WATERCOLOR

Watercolor is a great technique to use in a splash themed card!


                                    


You are welcome to use my sentiment!



Thanks so much for visiting me today!






28 comments:

Susanne Vargas said...

This is a gorgeous card and so perfect for the challenges! It's a winner in my book! I have to try this technique!
Thank you for always providing your awesome sentiments! I love this one - it's so true!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the look of this - I may actually have to buy a spray bottle and try some of these amazing water techniques that are so trendy right now!

Cheryl W. said...

Very interesting technique. I really like your results. I may have to give it a try.

Jen said...

what a fabulous sentiment and and equally fabulous card hannelie

love it

Jen xx

Lee said...

Beautiful, Hannelie. Want to try this technique too. I have really been loving this watercolour trend.

Dotty Jo x said...

A great card, love the colours and that sentiment is perfect! Jo x

Happy Dance said...

Great idea, Hannelie! Love the way you've used your embossing folder to water color your image. This is just a great card. Love the effect. Bev

Suze said...

Love how this turned out. Thanks for sharing your sentiment too.

Bobby said...

I have done a number of cards using this technique and I love it. You did a great job. I don't think there's ever a wrong.

Kim Heggins said...

Just beautiful...they look like blue coffee stains, so maybe blueberry coffee?

Dot said...

Wonderful, Hannelie,
hugs Dorte

Petra Swart said...

Joe, dis mooi, vrou!!! Ek sal moet gaan kyk na daai tut. Die bloue wat jy gebruik het is pragtig, jy het 100% geslaag om die effek van die water na te boots!! Baie oulike sentiment! Dis weer 'n volpunte kaartjie hierdie!!
Groete, dis alweer inkruiptyd vir my!

Deepti said...

What a cool look. I love the results, thank you for the inspiration :)

Jane said...

Lovely wet puddly colours - love it! So generous to offer a sentiment too.

Gerrina said...

I saw this one in the blogrol and just had to give it a closer look; the colours are beautiful and that technique works so perfect for these challenges; a card in a style I really like! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Melissa said...

Hannelie, I don't know how you do it, but you always come up with such outstanding designs! This is absolutely beautiful! You've inspired me to try this myself and I can't wait!!! :)
Thanks so much for joining us at CASology again!

Kylie said...

Ooohh, this is so pretty. I just love it!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

My Oh MY ---So very Lovely! and so very clever and BRILLIANT as always! It is such a pleasure that you join us as much as you do, it is a Sincere joy and so blissful to me to see your lovely creations in the CASology Gallery!

Thanks for joining us!!!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

CASAF - Clean And Simple And Fantastic *U* love the water circles you have created. Thanks for the sentiment.

Desire Fourie said...

Hannelie this is just stunningly creative. Just love the artwork so beautifully tying in with the sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing the sentiment.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Meghan said...

What a fun, unique technique you used to get this cool effect! So glad you joined us again at CASology this week!

Geri said...

Your creativity shines in this card! Not only with the gorgeous design, but also in the awesome sentiment that you have created 'specially for this card! Such pretty colors and cool technique! Thanks for another great sentiment too :)

Like several of the others above, I'm off to try this technique! :)

Anita in France said...

Wow, Hannelie ... I love how your mind puts together the embossing folder, watercolours, a scattering of sequins and a great sentiment and then your hands translate it all into such a stunning card! Awesome! Anita :)

Amelia Breytenbach said...

So sag op die oog met die mooi blou kleure. Daardie blinkertjies is "smashing"
Amelia

Cornelia W said...

I think this card is going to make a splash at the challenge - fabuluos, Hannelie!

mayholicraft said...

Wow! You created such a fabulous backdrop to your card! Love the way you used the embossing folder and aqua brush marker~! Thanks so much for playing with us at CASology. May

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the watercolor splash and wonderful sentiment!

dj said...

fantastic card...love that you used that technique on just a portion of the surface...awesome!!