Saturday, 3 October 2015

Watercolour ombre




Hi everyone, I was practicing gradient watercolour techniques on a tag and thought I'd try adding white pigment ink through a stencil.
 The effects weren't really noticeable so I embossed the ink with lapis pearl powder. I still wasn't happy so thought I'd die cut the tag and came up with this butterfly.

Here's the tag with the butterfly popped back in!
I watercoloured a matching strip for the border die and punched flowers.
I'm linking up to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday has an ombre theme.

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday it's anything goes.

Addicted to Stamp & More has a CAS theme.

Seize the Birthday has a toppings option of using a border diecut or punch.
I've used the Memory Box savannah border die.

At Cuttlebug Mania the theme is no squares.

Supplies:
Watercolour paper; Kuretake turquoise green paint;TH blossom layering stencil; versacolor white ink; lapis pearl ep; brown distress ink; Memory Box oriel butterfly and savannah border dies; Carl flower punch; stickles; Sizzix summer fun embossing folder; sentiment sticker.

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Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

13 comments:

  1. A gorgeous card Cathy, a lovely design and fabulous embossed background.........your butterfly is beautiful and a lovely vine with flowers!!

    hugs
    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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  2. Oh this is lovely! I really like the embossed background and that butterfly - so beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

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  3. Oh, Cathy, this is just fabulous ... that shimmery butterfly against the embossed white ... beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

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  4. There are no mistakes only happy chances. The butterfly came out great.

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  5. gorgeous butterfly Cathy - looks wonderful!! Hugs rachel x

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  6. You always make the most beautiful butterflies, and this has to be one of your best! I love the colors and beautiful matching vine!

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  7. Cathy this looks fabulous!
    Thanks for joining Seize the Birthday !

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  8. Great technique - looks fabbo!!! Mxxx

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  9. I love the ombre look and the pretty sparkle on your butterfly and the pretty flowers too Cathy. I adore this embossing folder as well, also on the list! x

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  10. Gorgeous ombre effect! Love that butterfly is is so pretty with the touch of glitter. Thanks for playing along with us at the Ombre challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  11. Pretty card, Cathy! I love that butterfly! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

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  12. Wow, this is a stunner! I love the colors in the butterfly and the flowers down the side are just gorgeous.

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  13. This is just wonderful! Love the coluors and the technique.

    Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!

    Hugs,
    Swissie

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