Saturday, 21 June 2014

WATERCOLOUR MANIA

Happy Saturday ... yeah!

It's 8am and time for another Less is More Challenge! This week we'd like to see watercolouring on your creations and judging by what I've seen over the last few weeks it shouldn't be a problem. I know many of you have done the online courses so I'm hoping to learn some great techniques from you.

So here's my cards and I've decided to go for water-coloured backgrounds 
rather than water-colouring an image itself.



For this one I've used water colour pencils in shades of yellows, oranges and reds then added water to create a night sky.  The city skyline die cut is from Paper Smooches 
and I've covered this in Wink of Stella to make it a real city night-life scene.
The sentiments are from Clearly Besotted: Going Places and Blast Off 
with a couple of Doodlebug sequins for some added sparkle to finish off!

I'm going to head over to the CASology challenge with this card where the key word is 'Celebrate' and the team are certainly celebrating with 100 challenges under their belts.




For this one I've created a panel using distress inks which I've blended together then spritzed with water.
the panel at the bottom has some twine wrapped around for added detail then mounted on 3d adhesive. The upper panel is mounted flat to the card with a wrap around piece of vellum, heat embossed with another sentiment from Clearly Besotted. 
Finished with a couple of Doodlebug sequins.

I'm heading over to the Timeout Challenge with this one where it's a photo inspiration this week from the wonderfully talented Donna Mikasa. 
I'm hoping my blended colours will be fit as my inspiration from Donna's card.

 

Ok over to you now and I'm excited to see what you come up with during the week.

Sarah


25 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards Sarah xx Jan

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  2. Ooh Sarah what a super bunch, love that skyline!
    Anne
    x

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  3. These are all amazing Sarah... very difficult to choose a fave. I love that embossed sentiment on the vellum... something I really must try!
    Just gorgeous!

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  4. Fabulous cards Sarah! You really are going great guns with your LIM DT role, good for you!

    I posted your Playground prize yesterday - 1st Class so that probably means you'll get it middle of next week, sigh.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  5. Wonderful cards , loving the bright colours x

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  6. I love your LIM sample this week it is gorgeous, so I had to pop by and say so. XOXO

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  7. Gorgeous cards, Sarah! I love the sunset sky and the ink blended panel - both great effects. I shall have to break out the watercolours this weekend :)

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  8. Hi Sarah
    Fabulous cards.... Love the colours you have used....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  9. Saw your gorgeous card on LIM and had to pop over to say how much I love it and I've clicked to follow you so can't wait to see more of your cards :)

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  10. Stunning water colours Sarah! Love your colour combos - the panel card on LIM is awesome! TFS xx

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  11. 2 fabulous cards Sarah and yes your colours are perfect for TIME OUT, thanks for joining us x

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  12. Beautiful colours and super cards Sarah, :D x

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  13. Both your cards look great! The LIM-card is the one I love best; so many details and still a CAS-card.
    And yes, last two weeks I found my name on several challenges and so enjoyed it...
    Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us! Gerrina (DT TIME OUT)

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  14. Fantastic cards. Really love that gorgeous background you created for CASology. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week and helping us celebrate 100 challenges.

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  15. Sarah beautiful cards, your cityscape is lovely and those splattered square! Thank you so much for sharing at CASology!

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  16. Gorgeous cards Sarah :-) all of them are fabulous and I love the backgrounds ,,, so pretty and beautiful colours :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  17. These are both gorgeous, Sarah! I love that sweet sunset and the pattern in those panels on the second card are awesome! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  18. Very pretty. Great choice of colors...

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  19. Your cards are just stunning Sarah! Vicky x

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  20. Fantastic watercoloured backgrounds Sarah - all of these cards are gorgeous but the spritzed panel is a narrow favourite!

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  21. Can't remember if I left a comment on these cards earlier or not lol. Anyway they are both so fabulous, well done again Sarah :) Viv xx

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  22. Sarah, your watercolor is totally amazing. I love both of your cards.

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  23. Beautiful cards! Love your watercolors and fabulous details!

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  24. Congratulations on your deserving honorable mention win at Time Out Challenges!

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  25. Congrats on your HM at TIME OUT Sarah. We loved your card x

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