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6/11/2016

Hydrangea Watercoloring

Hi & welcome. Recently did this card with Distress Inks and water lifting the color. In the process of doing the card, used the old wooden Rubber Stampede Hydrangea stamp a few different ways. Today's card image was just heat embossed and watercolored with Zig Markers.



- heat embossed with Ranger's Liquid Platinum (my current fav EP color). Used blue & lilac Zig brush markers to color the petals, with an aqua pen. Actually IRL it doesn't look this washed out.
Of course the leaves were done with shades of the green brush pens. The platinum outline looks pretty, as it's a warmish shade - not quite silver.

- die cut with a Sizzix rectangle, made a faux mat with the same die.

- white background stamped with just the blossom portion of the stamp image and DI Evergreen Bough (2nd generation stamping). Then did same with the leaf portion, but that's covered up.

- Mama Elephant Basic Borders inked with Versamark, heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum, added as a border strip. Covered the join with a dark gray snippet.  

- Black snippet sentiment stamped with SnS Detail White, trimmed by hand, and it's done! The photo looks way too pale, and while IRL it's not bold coloring, it looks much better than the photograph!

Happy Saturday, and wishes that your weekend will be just as you want it to be. Hugs.

33 comments:

  1. For some reason I have two bottles of that Platinum embossing powder and never think to use it! Thanks for the inspiration Mary. You do such pretty coloring with the Zigs and I love the big flower bloom. Pretty, pretty card!
    Lynn

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  2. Hi Mary, I'm busy also in the weekend with my big number of documents to write, but I want found time to craft and blogging, too. And to visit my blog friends :D
    Your Hidrangea is so pretty and I'm with you, this platinum embossing looks fabulous! I usually don't use silver, because it feel so cold... but this platinum has a warm shadow that makes it precious and lovely and doesn't break the images. Now it's in my wish list :D
    Love your matching background and the black banner
    Hugs, have a lovely weekend

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  3. Wow, this is a stunning card Momma Mary! I love how you made your background paper with the stamp, so pretty!!! I also love how you embossed your flower with the liquid platinum embossing powder. I have it but haven't used it yet. Looks like I need to! lol Your color is just gorgeous. I really love how this one turned out! Hugs, Brenda

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  4. Hi Mary, That is so pretty.

    Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Sue

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  5. Amazing card. Love the stamp and your coloring. Great job!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Valerija xx

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  6. Very pretty card. I have that stamp too, and was just using it yesterday

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  7. This is such a beautiful card Mary and colouring is fabulous. I really like how you've framed the card and used your sentiment, great work :) X

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  8. Another lovely card with this beautiful stamp. Your colouring is so pretty and I like the way you used the same stamp to make the background as well.
    Jean x

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  9. Wow! what a stunning card. I love your beautiful colouring and great design.
    Have a great weekend.
    Patricia x

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  10. Beautiful card Mary, great choice of colours and design.

    Kath x

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  11. Beautiful card design Mary, not seen this E/P will have a look for it.
    Love your stamp and lovely colours you used.
    Pam x

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  12. Very pretty Mary. This is such a gorgeous image and it's great how you've shown it done with different mediums. Love the heat embossed border ... just adds a little somethin' special. xx

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  13. What a pretty card Mary - love the way you have coloured the flower.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  14. This is a really pretty card and love the soft colours of the flower. I have to try this technique

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  15. This is awesome never tried the platinum embossing but like what I see, the colours on the hydrangea is really beautiful. Now i need to look up more about the platinum gear...hugs.xx{aNNie}

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  16. Oh, your hydrangea looks beautiful, Mary!!!! The soft colouring is wonderful and I love the green frame!!!! The border strip on the left is so lovely and really highlights the beautiful flower!!! The fishtail banner with the sentiment embossed in white is perfect and stands out perfectly!!!! Lovely, my friend!!!!
    Have a great Sunday!!!!
    Hugz

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  17. This is beautifully done. That image is wonderful and I love the color combination. Have a wonderful week!

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  18. Beautiful card. Love the soft colouring.

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  19. Wonderful coloring Mary Love what you did with shading .....Lis

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  20. This Hydrangea is gorgeous Mary and the colouring is so pretty and I love the way you have used the stamps for the background too. The embossed strip down the side works well and the sentiment on black stands out beautifully. Had a very busy day yesterday but just relaxing and doing a bit of crafting today. x

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  21. The hydrangeas are in bloom here and so pretty! Yours is beautiful, my friend!

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  22. Hi Mary, what gorgeous colours and colouring, lovely colour pallet too. It's such a beautiful image, Kate x

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  23. Oh wow! this is fantastic! lovely design and lovely colors!
    xoxo Olga

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  24. I love the beautiful image
    Carol x

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  25. You've rocked another fabulous technique! I've heard of that embossing powder - it really looks great here. Your color scheme is lovely. Great composition!

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  26. Mary, your shading on this hydrangea is outstanding! What beautiful highlights on this! I haven't tried liquid platinum for embossing yet but do love the technique! Gorgeous card!

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  27. Simply lovely, Mary ... beautiful shading and colouring ... gorgeous with the platinum EP (one of my faves too!). Hugs, Anita :)

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  28. Beautiful design & coloring, Mary!

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  29. WHat a perfectly framed flower, and I love the platinum embossed look too, Those tiny red gemstones really make the flower pop, and I love the white-embossed sentiment too!

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  30. Sweet hydrangea...just so beautiful and your coloring is just so amazing and perfect!

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  31. Lovely card Mary, I like your watercolour ones they are always so pretty.

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  32. Mary this card is stunning, so love how you have coloured this flower and the centres of each flower with the little red/orange dot a perfect finish. So beautiful

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