Thursday, January 05, 2017

Water Colour Love.

It's a new challenge  over at Perfectly Created Chaos and the Theme this time is  #8 Texture.
I have gone with using both wet and dry embossing as my main element along with several other forms of adding texture to my card.



I have used cardstock to make my base card using two shades of purple. The next layer is hand made paper using the 'Shaving Foam ' technique and distress re inkers. Edges of paper have been distressed and then I have further hand stitched  a border for extra texture.  White card has been dry  embossed using an embossing folder from a folder and stamp set called ' Design -a-flower' which came free with a craft magazine called 'Paper Craft Essentials'. The sentiment (from the same set) has been embossed  using 'Wow' silver embossing  powder. Finally I have coloured the embossed element of the flower design using  my 'Derwent'  Watercolour pencils.


Pop over to Dori's  blog and see what the rest of the team have created to inspire you.  The theme will run for the next two weeks. 

Entering my card  into the following challenges.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #262  Use your snippets. (piece of handmade paper and threads)
Card Mania #88 Layer it.
Country View Challenges # Anything goes.
Crafts Galore # Anything goes.
Get Creative #54 Anything goes.
Paper Creator's Crafts #55 Anything goes.
Love To Craft #6 Anything goes.
Sparkles #87 Happy Birthday.
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends# #49 Anything goes.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.



35 comments:

Margo said...

Love how you have coloured the embossed flowers ! Gorgeous card !

Barb said...

Wow Mrs A you've certainly got lots of lovely texture. I love the way you've used the embossing folder and the hand stitching looks super. Barbxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Valery, I love the textures you've used making this card.

Sue xx

Margreet said...

Wow, so beautiful!
xxx Margreet

brenda said...

Your stitched border looks so effective Valery and frames the pretty flowers perfectly, it's nice little reminder of warmer days, especially welcome when last nights frost is still sitting heavy in the gardens.

B x

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is soooooooo beautiful! The glorious colours and texture are wonderful - I love, love, love it! xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Valery, beautifully designed and coloured,,love it Kate x

AlisonC said...

Pretty spring card to chase away the winter blues. Love all the texture.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Great card, full of beutiful details and textures! Love the distressed edges and the stitched layer, and such a wonderful dimension have these sweet flowers! I have never try the Shaving Foam technique, it seems fun to make and with lovely results!
Hugs, and have a happy 2017!

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card, it looks so delicate.
Hugs, Veerle

rachel said...

beautiful card valery - lovely colours! Hugs Rachel x

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers and the background.

Kath x

Linda Harris said...

Beautiful, love all the details of the card and the stitching element.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A. A lovely card and that stitched border frames the flowers beautifully.
Avril xx

Loll said...

So beautiful! Lovely layers of gorgeous texture with the hand made paper and distressed edges. Your watercolour flowers are so soft and delicate. A very pretty card! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely colours on this gorgeous creation...fabulous design.xx{aNNie}

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Mrs A I love those wonderful raised flowers also the lovely colours I love it
hugs
lorraine x

Brenda in IN said...

All those elements came together so beautifully for this card. I love that embossing folder and your coloring is so pretty. Great start for the new year.

Di said...

This really is lovely Mrs A! so pretty - wonderful embossing and colouring!

Hugs

Di xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 36 Anything Goes sponsored by Sparkle’n’Sprinkle. Hugs Jackie DT

Dori Shelton said...

Love your card! It has so many beautiful elements and layers!

scrappymo! said...

Oh Mrs A...this card is ever so pretty. I like the layers, the distressing and the pretty embossed and coloured image.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles, good luck!!! Amy DT

Merry said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours.

Merry said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours.

Lori said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the embossing and the stitching!

Jean said...

Oh wow this is so pretty, I have this embossing board and I thinks its amazing what you have created with it.
Thanks for joining us over at Love to Craft.
Jean DT xx

Craftyfield said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!

Deloris said...

What a lovely card! Thanks so much for joining the challenge at Paper Creator!

Darnell said...

Wowza, Anne, this is a layered and coloured masterpiece of card art! I adore it!! Hugs, Darnell

Hazel said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our January challenge 6 at Love to Craft, Hazel, DT x

Leanne said...

Wow, great card, love the flowers, and thanks for playing our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
Leanne DT/LPCF
Please remember to follow us for a chance to win!

Megan J said...

Hi Mrs A, a stunning card and a wonderful idea, I have that folder hiding in my stash and a brand new set of watercolour pencils too... thank you for the inspiration... have a great week... Megan

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Challenge.

Helen x

Snowflakes and Lilies said...

Lovely card. Love the stitched look too. Thanks for sharing at Get Creative and hope to see you again. Good luck.
- Khushboo Gandhi, DT
http://snowflakesandlilies.blogspot.in