Saturday, June 21, 2014

Distress Watercoloring - Part 1

Boy, we are really changing things up with these challenges aren't we?  We have gone from using heavier Distress Paints to making roses and, this past two weeks, using texture paste with layering stencils.  For the next two weeks we will be focusing on a softer look - Watercoloring with Distress Ink, Part 1 which can be found on Page 39 in Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III book.  Here is the project I created for this challenge:

I used B Line Designs stamps this time around - Miranda, the flower and leaf from the Sunkissed cube and Just Sittin here.  I used Tim's Distress watercolor cardstock and was extremely pleased with the results!  It is a fabulous weight and takes the color beautifully! 

Here are the supplies I used:


I love these soft color combinations - Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint.

I followed the technique on Page 39 and colored the background and Lady.  I then stamped the flowers and leaves on a separate piece of Distress Watercolor cardstock, watercolored the images and cut them out. They were then adhered to the main image.  I finished the card by matting it with lilac cardstock, layering it with a piece of Graphic 45 paper from the Secret Garden collection and finally adhering all to one last piece of lilac cardstock.  I finished by gluing a bow to the left top corner.

Hope you like this week's project.  As always, Tim and Mario have provided a fabulous prize package for one lucky winner chosen by the Curiosity Crew. The Inspiration Emporium is sponsoring this challenge and will provide a $50.00 gift certificate to a random winner.  Good luck to everyone.  Don't forget to leave a comment on all the Curiosity Crews' blogs for your change to win!  If  you are still in doubt as to who we are, head on over to www.lindaledbetter.com for links to all our blogs and official challenge rules!  Most importantly, have fun!

Susan



87 comments :

  1. Lovely - the soft colors are perfect fot your lady.

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  2. What a sweet card. The details are just amazing, esp being done in watercolor. Beautiful.

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  3. So soft and beautiful! Love this.

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  4. Susan...your card is beautiful! I love the lavender papers you've used on this. Miranda was made for lavender! :) Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous. What a lovely job of coloring them and I love their placement on your card. <3 Candy

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  5. Soft purples and yellows...superb combination! Anyone would be delighted to receive this very pretty card in their mail box!

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  6. what a lovely colored piece!! TFS!

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  7. Love your feminine card! The watercoloring is phenomenal. Love how you have your lady sitting in the flowers!!! Oh this is so sweet! You rocked this challenge girly!!!

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  8. wonderful - and so very pretty - the flowers are just stunning xx

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  9. Very pretty flowers and coloring... love it... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  10. Beautiful and elegant card Susan! Love the colors and the lady is gorgeous!

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  11. What a lovely vintage lady sitting among the blooms! Your coloring is wonderful on this Susan!

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  12. I love how soft and feminine this card to out to be. The soft colors and the greens in the flowers rock!

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  13. WOW. What a beautiful card. Love all the colors and the fabulous job with the watercoloring.

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  14. This is so pretty!! love the way you used the technique

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  15. So pretty love that G45 background and the lavender & yellow combo; gorgeous lady stamp !

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  16. So lovely... and you're a patient woman to color all those individual flowers. What a beautiful effect!

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  17. Beautiful color choices for your watercoloring. Great stamp.

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  18. Beautiful. Your flowers are amazing. When I first looked at them I thought you had added dimensional flowers. I had to go back and take an even closer look when I read you watercolored stamped flowers. You have definitely mastered this technique. These are lovely images and the card you created with them is simply beautiful.

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  19. This is very beautiful with great details. What a perfect card

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  20. gorgeous, love the flowers excellent composition

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  21. A beautiful card and watercolouring and I love the image you chose.

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  22. I too love the soft colors and the image/sentiment you chose, Susan. What a lovely creation with this round's technique.

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  23. What a sweet and feminine card. Love the colors and the vintage look (without the grunge).

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  24. Perfect challenge for you, Susan! You are the queen of coloring and shading. And fussy cutting. Beautiful!!

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  25. Hi Susan - Lovely flowers and sweet card. So lady like.

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  26. The lady looks very elegant on your beautiful card and those flowers have such wonderful dimension!

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  27. Sweet card, love the way that you've used purple mixed with yellow !!! barbarayaya

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  28. How charming, the flowers are really realistic so beautiful.

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  29. The colors are so vibrant, maybe it's the special watercolor cardstock, I will need to get some of those! It's a gorgeous card!

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  30. Your card is so pretty. Great example of the technique.

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  31. OMG--Such a lovely and feminine card, Susan!! Your water coloring is perfect and I love the purple and yellow combination you've used :) Lovely inspiration for the CC3#5 challenge :) Thanks for making such a beautiful creation for us!! XOXO-Shari

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  32. Such a sweet card Susan- lovely!

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  33. Such a super card Susan. Those colours work perfectly together. Jenny x

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  34. What a beautiful card, lovely background effect and she's sitting pretty amongst the flowers. Lovely!

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  35. This is just so beautiful, Susan! I love the lady sitting there so pretty looking over her garden! So peaceful! Love it!

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  36. Beautiful.. Love the softness.. Fab inspiration to join the challenge, thank you Px

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  37. Such a dainty card. I love it!
    Jess

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  38. So pretty; the dimensional flowers are awesome. I would love to get this card in the mail! (Ask me for my address! LOL)

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  39. your colouring and subject choice are both stunning

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  40. What a pretty lady & lovely soft colours as you say.
    The flowers are stunning too

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  41. Fun card (and nice to see the techniques used with other stamps). Of course, I'm partial to anything purples, but your lady is gorgeou. Thanks for the tip about the color combo too!

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  42. So pretty - those dimensional flowers are really lovely!
    Alison x

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  43. Your lady is so delicate! It's nice to see how the distress inks can be used in ways other than distressed! Thank you for that, especially!

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  44. Very Elegant lady! LOVE the image and your watercoloring!

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  45. Just beautiful, elegant and sensual. Nikki xx

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  46. Ohh wow, this is so pretty! Love the elegant look of it. The lady is so beautifully colored! Hugs, Sandra

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  47. so beautiful and elegant! =)

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  48. Very beautiful and so distinctive. Have a super day! ~kim

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  49. This is so pretty and the flowers just lovely

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  50. Hi Susan. Thanks for letting me play along again. I LOVE the B Line stamps. While not all of them "speak to me" right away, they grow on me like wild fire when I start to watercolor them!!

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  51. This is such a lovely card...I love the "feel" of it!

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  52. Lovely and so dignified! I like the peaceful look of the water colors, love the flowers too!

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  53. Lovely and so elegant. I'm reading Sense and Sensibility and this totally fits my life right now.

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  54. great flowers, the colours are really pretty.

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  55. Beautiful card. Love the flowers and colors.

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  56. A very pretty card and such sweet colours.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  57. The girl is beautiful". Love the colors.

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  58. The girl is beautiful". Love the colors.

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  59. I would love to receive this card

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  60. Beautiful card! Love the soft colours!

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  61. What a pretty and elegant card Susan...Love it! :)

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  62. Very lovely! I love the beautiful soft colors.

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  63. What a beautiful card .. I love all the colors you used .. the stamp is beautiful and perfect for the watercolor technique !

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  64. A very pretty card Susan and the watercolors looks amazing!

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  65. SUCH a pretty card, really pretty colors.

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  66. such a lovely elegant card!! =)

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  67. This is lovely Susan! Love the soft colors!

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  68. This is so delicate and romantic looking. Love the use of colour

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  69. This is such a pretty piece and very romantic looking xx

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  70. What a charming lady! Excellent technique on coloring the images. So soft and beautiful.

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  71. Very romantic....love her dress and hat...The perfect symmetry of the piece is also attractive. There is just something about a perfect square.....love the detail in the flowers also!

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  72. Your card is beautiful Susan! I love the softness, it's so romantic! Your flowers are gorgeous!

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  73. I love the way the flowers jump out at you, gorgeous!

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  74. I really like this piece. The stamp you used is ideal for the softness of watercolor. Your flowers are gorgeous!

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  75. This card is so sweet. The color palette is beautiful.

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  76. What a beautiful card. I love how you shaded the lavender in her dress.

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  77. So soft and beautiful. Great watercoloring, thanks

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  78. heeee funny your blog post of the panel isn't here??? Well i like it a lot...

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  79. Your card is beautiful and exquisite. I love water colouring with Distress Inks; your colouring is just gorgeous. Thanks so much for your inspiration.
    Hugs, Katie

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  80. You watercolour is superb and I love the vintage lady. Sorry I couldn't play this time, but I was on holiday in England. Can't wait to get inky for the next challenge. :)

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