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2/09/2017

Watercolor Valentine

Good evening, and welcome. Hope that any of my Northern states friends are ok with the snowstorm that dumped on you last night and today. We had sunshine, but brisk air with winds making it feel colder. Tonight the temps drop...but AH...No Snow!

Tonight's card was meant to go into the February CAS Mix Up Card Challenge. As I pulled up the blog to have available to link after finishing this post, I realized: No stamping! Dang it! So I'll share it anyway, and hopefully get time to do another card that has some corrugated paper, AND remember to stamp on it.


- Used Silk Glaze to watercolor the background, attempting to do an ombre effect on watercolor paper.

- Oval was a snippet from a die cut (using a recycled card). Thought it looked artsy behind the corrugated paper.

- Sprayed the corrugated paper snippet (which has been on the airbrush table who knows how long, and had oversprays of other colors on it too). Used Dylusions Fire Box red and an Adirondack spray red. Some of the earlier overspray colors - which included a gold, peek through the reds, and I quite liked the effect.

- Gina Marie Stitched Hearts die was cut from a snippet of dark red c/s. Then used Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, 4 layers, heating between each layer, adding more versamark and another coat of UTEE. This creates a very glassy look. It's fun to crackle the product and then use a vintage ink to distress it.

- Hero Arts Valentine word sentiment die from 3 layers of glitter gold paper (snippet).

Hope you like this one. And I hope you'll be able to join in with the February CAS Mix Up Challenge. Remember: have stamping on the card too!!

The other evening, an old card from our Christmas Club Card (the Birds & wings card) showed up on the blog with the current date. Have no idea why or how this happened. I only realized it _had_ happened when some comments came in. Scurried quickly to the blog, and there was the old card. Figured out how to change the cuttrent publish date back in time, but for anyone who remembered the card, that's why a Christmas Club Card showed up. I blame it on Gremlins!!!

Thanks for joining me tonight. Ya'll stay warm. I'm off to finish up some visiting with blog friends, so catch you later. Got a bunch of Valentine cards that will be posted the next few days. Trying to get started on a few St. Patrick's and Easter cards. Big hugs.

37 comments:

Loll said...

Your card is awesome, Mary! LOVE the ombre watercoloured background, and the gold oval does look beautiful with your sprayed corrugated card. Too bad about the stamping ... you are not the only one to forget with their entry. :) Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

jimlynn said...

Very artsy indeed - and beautiful too! Love the corrugated paper on this.
Lynn

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is lovely Mary. The background and corrugated paper are awesome. For some reason this card makes me feel like having some chocolate! Very fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

Valerija said...

So gorgeous, love the design.

Valerija xx

Veerle said...

Your watercolour card looks so lovely Mary. The water colour looks very artistry. Love it. Hugs Veerle x

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Lovely card.

Those Gremlins can be really pesky:)

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

Daffodil Cards said...

Love the corrugated card with the valentine theme, Pretty water colouring, It's a SUPER card MAry.
Faith
x

dutchess said...

Love it Mary...what a clever way to use up that corrugated card...I look at wrapping from my parcels and often think I should be using that....clever you!....very artsy....it's just started snowing here...yes real snow it will not last ...fingers crossed xxxxx

Pat said...

This is very pretty Mary and love the bit of gold showing through the red on the corrugated card. I have also entered a stamping challenge and then realised I had used all die cuts so you are not alone. I did see your rogue card and nearly commented when I saw the that the comments on it already had 2016 dates so I guessed there had been a glitch..lol. Have a lovely weekend and hope you don't get any snow. x

Marilyn said...

Awesome card!!

crafty-stamper said...

Very artsy-love it -I love corrugated card -should use it more and the embossed heart is beautiful
Carol x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a very lovely card and that wonderful background is very super, and I love how it fades to lighter colour at the bottom.
Not heard of that silk glaze.
Love the sprayed corrugated paper, and your super design also.
Oh I do hope you don't get that horrible weather where you live.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Brenda in IN said...

This is a wonderful entry for the challenge. I love how you did the background. I don't know what Silk Glaze is but it looks great. Beautiful glitter sentiment. Sometimes I get caught up in the making and not so much the instructions too.

Lisa said...

This is so creative and artistic, Mary!! I love the design and the colors!! The piece of corrugated paper is fabulous!! So beautiful, my friend!!

You know something funny...the other day, an email landed in my inbox from one of my friends and I started reading it and thought, this sounds familiar. I looked at the date and it was from weeks ago!! I'd already read it so I don't know why it was sent again!! I did see your old post and figured Gremlins were at work on you, too ;) Have a great weekend, my friend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Olga Fink said...

Oh wow! I love this one! you know what comes to my mind when I look at it? Yum! Yummy!
Gorgeous!
xoxo Olga

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, Mary! Mixed media is not my thing but I always admire those who can do it. I guess since I mail most of my cards I go for flat usually. I have to get my Valentines out today. Why do I wait until the last minute? LOL! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blogger does have gremlins sometimes. Don;t you just hate that!

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable mixed media card! Love the corrugate paper, it gives a great dimension!
I always forget to stamp, expecially the sentiment LOL :D I'm a diecut addict...
Hugs, have a fab weekend!

*Vicki* said...

Mary, this is so impressive and very eye catching!! Love the corrugated piece behind the heart and your gorgeous watercolor palette underneath! Really wonderful to look at!! :) TFS!! HUGS

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love all the upcycling going on in this card Mary my friend! You could just stamp a small, 'love' or 'I love you' below the oval at bottom right!Have a wonderful weekend my friend and keep warm! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Sarah said...

This is a beauty Mary, the colour wash background looks so pretty xx

MagsB said...

This is fabulous, Mary, I love the pink and gold colour combo and the corrugated paper gives such gorgeous texture!

Stay warm!

love Mags B x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Mary, a beautiful background and great texture - a fabulous card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Redanne said...

Oh wow Mary, I love your Valentine card, the corrugated card looks wonderful and I love your ombre effect in the background! The little gremlins are devils at times aren't they - lol! Hugs, Anne xx

pam said...

Wonderful Valentines card Mary, love the corrugated card behind the heart.
Pam x

Barb said...

I love this Mary. The hombre watercolouring looks lovely. I love that heart. I've not done ultra thick for a long time. Thinks you've inspired me. The corrugated card looks super. I really like the effect of all the colours peeking through. Barbxx

Brenda said...

Wow, this is beautiful Momma Mary! So artsy, I love the graduated pinks swaths and I love the way your piece of corrugated cardboard looks on this card. Love the "valentine" die word, I think this is surely a winner! To bad about the stamping, but I don't think you are alone in doing this! That is weird too, about the old card showing up with the current date. I swear weird things happen on blogger! But I also think it is the Gremlins too. lol Hugs, Brenda

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, this is so unique and eclectic! I love it! You used some interesting elements and love the creativity in this one! Awesome Valentine!

Pam said...

Yes, it was cold and very, very windy! Your card looks great! I love all of the different elements that you used!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Bonnie said...

I love how you've done your corrugated panel, Mary! The gold peeking through the red is very artsy and fun! Love the sparkle of the sentiment too! I have started to put a card in at CAS Mix Up without stamping too. Don't feel bad. I certainly should know better!

Carol L said...

The silk glaze watercolor makes a lovely background for this valentine. I really like how you colored the corrugated panel too, and the gold valentine sentiment finishes this one beautifully! I have gremlins here too, but they hide my supplies from me instead of re-posting cards! They're little dickens(es) aren't they? Wish I could catch one :)

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, what a fabulously designed card, love the use of the corrugated card, very inspired idea.
We have snow today, but it's clearing up fast,keep cosy, Kate x

Donna said...

Fabulous multimedia card Mary, I am always learning about a new product from you, so much fun to visit your blog!

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful valentine...so pretty!

Stampsnob. said...

This really interests me Looks like it just fell in the right place The corrugate is perfect there......Lis

Pia S said...

It's artsy, yes, and I think it's youthful and playful romantic design.

Petra Swart said...

Your no-stamping Valentine's card is simply great, Mary!!!!! Love your watercoloured bg, the corrugated cardboard and the beautiful heart and die cut sentiment!!!! Lovely layering!!
Hugz

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like seeing corrugated cardboard bits on cards. It really adds something. I like this card, pretty and clever.