Friday, July 11, 2014

AAA Cards Watercolor challenge - NINE!



This is my first time for playing with the talented gals at the AAA Cards challenge blog.  The challenge this week goes like this:



 "Use any watercoloring media you enjoy most. Have fun with wild colorful watercolor Embossings, or Fine Art paintings, Color washes and splashes. Your watercoloring can be the background or the detail, an embellishment or die cut- we're very open to design and technique. We ask that your submission be in the CAS style. And this week please tell us about your paints of choice."

Back in April I played along with Nichole Heady, of Papertrey Ink's, Make It Monday technique she called "Watercolor Splats"  You can see Nichole's video HERE.  I really loved the look this technique produced.  Here is the card I made in April of this year:

See the original post HERE


  I tried it again on the card I made yesterday - this time in shades of Pink - water based dye ink by Stampin Up.



I have to admit it I am one-layer-card challenged!  I had all I could do to restrain myself from putting some layers or buttons and bows on my card LOL I am still not convinced it wouldn't look better with something but I was going for simplicity! and hoping my watercolor splats were nifty enough to stand on their own.

I did give into spraying some Pink Passion ink on to the card after it was all put together (I know right? bold move or...dumb).  I used a toothbrush to spray the tiny splatters and I like it - my finger is still hot pink but the card is nice heeheehee.

Darnell will be glad to hear that the images I used for my card is from my NBUS : ) It is from a $1.00 Clear Stamp by Studio G.



Today's card is the 92nd card I've created in my goal to create 100 cards in 100 days! It is also a THANK YOU!! card for you, my commenters and followers and blogland friends.  I really appreciate the fun loving support you have shown me on my self inflicted LOL exercise. If you want a chance to win my BLOG CANDY simply leave a comment on today's post.  See all the deets HERE.

That is it for today! Please blurf over to the AAA Cards blog - you will be inspired!!

See you tomorrow : )

Patti






18 comments:

Beth F. said...

A great CAS card! I never can make cards like that. I have way too many embellishments that are just begging to be used :) You are almost to your goal!

Deepti Stephens said...

Hello Patti, this card is so pretty and I love that pink.. :)

LauraJane:) said...

Beautiful water-drop splashed backgrounds Patti!

Jane said...

I'm a bit of a pink girl myself so of course I love your watercolour background. So pleased you found us at AAA Cards and played along with this week's challenge.

Angela said...

Oh Patti, your Watercolor Splats card is perfectly and simply delightful! Now I need to try this technique. Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for playing in our watercolor challenge at AAA Cards!

Cornelia W said...

So pretty - your water color splats!

Carole Z said...

Hi Patti, such a pretty card, I really love the splash background and gorgeous pink, hugs Carole Z X

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very pretty! I love pink! Beautiful CAS card! You're getting closer and closer to that magic number!

Linda Beeson said...

What a super cook and amazing background! So glad you played along at AAA Cards

Nikki C said...

Beautiful card and only a few more to go :) hugs Nikki

MaryH said...

Hello Patti, Just saw your link at Jill's Ribbon Challenged blog and came over to become your newest follower. Wonderful cards to enjoy today, and these watercolor cards are so super. Love those ombre shades you achieved and the delightful Studio G stamped one. Always such fun when you achieve a fantastic card with a bargain stamp!! Looking forward to getting to know a new bloggy friend, and hope you'll find time to visit my blog too. TFS & Hugs

Helen F. said...

Love your watercolor ombre card, Patti. The water splats are a favorite part on this one and on your previous MIM card. Really like your $1 stamp too. Hmmmm, wonder if I have that one sitting in my NBUS drawer? :-)

Victoria Lavender said...

Best of luck hitting the big 100! This card is absolutely sublime! And the one from April is superb too! Thank you, thank you for sharing it with us at AAA Cards! You've given me some new ideas. Cheers, Victoria Lavender

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous cards with the ombre and water spots! Thanks for joining in at AAA!

Claire said...

Beautifully CAS Patti - love how you've done that background and you've reminded me that I wanted to try it! So many challenges...too little time!

Carmen M. said...

Love this I am going to have to go and watch this video and give the technique a try... Almost there

Lynne in NI said...

These are gorgeous, love your coloured BG - thanks for the link to the technique :)

Regena said...

lovely card!!