Friday, January 20, 2017

Sending Smiles



I had so much fun with this card.  I water colored the background with some new Canson watercolor papers which seem to have a bit of a shimmer to them.  I then added some Brusho's in greens and a tint of yellow.  Since my paper was so saturated I dipped another watercolor sheet on it and ended up with two layers to play with.  After embossing Gina K's You Make Me Smile (a NBUS set) set in silver I sprayed my paper with a Copper sheer shimmer mist.   I then added  die cut stitching, layered it up and added a die cut butterfly. A close up is below.

 Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate you comments!


 
A few fun challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge #164: Anything New: Watercolor paper and stamp set  1/24
Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge: Jewels and/or Jade

12 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness Donna, this is so stunning!! I love the silver embossed images against your beautiful background!! Sounds like lots of fun!! HUGS :)

Lisa said...

Wow, this is stunning!! The colors are amazing!! I love this card, Donna!! So beautiful!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa

Anonymous said...


Gorgeous card and background. You could have even
made two cards with the backgrounds. Great job. Mom

Laurel Kerr said...

Beautiful card and colours Donna..Loz

Glittered Paws said...

I saw this IRL and in person it is so shimmering and beautiful. Love this card.

Mrs A. said...

I love the silver against your beautiful background and that stamp looks lovely with the one butterfly. Like the layering up too. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Donna! I love that stunning background, you used some of my favorite colors, beautiful embossed image too!
Tammy x

Pia S said...

It's so fun making your own backgrounds when they turn out the way you want. This green and yellowish background looks beautiful with silver embossing. Simple and eyecatching design.

Diane said...

Very pretty card! I love that Stamp Set from Gina K, and I love what you did with it with the embossing. How fun was that water coloring?!

Diane said...

Very pretty card! I love that Stamp Set from Gina K, and I love what you did with it with the embossing. How fun was that water coloring?!

wannabcre8tive said...

This is beautiful. I love the silver embossing. It gives your card such an elegant look.

Monika Reeck said...

Gorgeous Silver Embossing and green Donna
the stamp is so sweet
and the color combo so unique