Saturday 3 October 2015

Watercolour ombre

Hi everyone, I was practicing gradient watercolour techniques on a tag and thought I'd try adding white pigment ink through a stencil.
 The effects weren't really noticeable so I embossed the ink with lapis pearl powder. I still wasn't happy so thought I'd die cut the tag and came up with this butterfly.

Here's the tag with the butterfly popped back in!
I watercoloured a matching strip for the border die and punched flowers.
I'm linking up to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday has an ombre theme.

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday it's anything goes.

Addicted to Stamp & More has a CAS theme.

Seize the Birthday has a toppings option of using a border diecut or punch.
I've used the Memory Box savannah border die.

At Cuttlebug Mania the theme is no squares.

Watercolour paper; Kuretake turquoise green paint;TH blossom layering stencil; versacolor white ink; lapis pearl ep; brown distress ink; Memory Box oriel butterfly and savannah border dies; Carl flower punch; stickles; Sizzix summer fun embossing folder; sentiment sticker.

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Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Heather said...

A gorgeous card Cathy, a lovely design and fabulous embossed background.........your butterfly is beautiful and a lovely vine with flowers!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is lovely! I really like the embossed background and that butterfly - so beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Anita in France said...

Oh, Cathy, this is just fabulous ... that shimmery butterfly against the embossed white ... beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

Dora B. said...

There are no mistakes only happy chances. The butterfly came out great.

rachel said...

gorgeous butterfly Cathy - looks wonderful!! Hugs rachel x

Carol L said...

You always make the most beautiful butterflies, and this has to be one of your best! I love the colors and beautiful matching vine!

Hannelie said...

Cathy this looks fabulous!
Thanks for joining Seize the Birthday !

roffeycreations said...

Great technique - looks fabbo!!! Mxxx

Pat said...

I love the ombre look and the pretty sparkle on your butterfly and the pretty flowers too Cathy. I adore this embossing folder as well, also on the list! x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous ombre effect! Love that butterfly is is so pretty with the touch of glitter. Thanks for playing along with us at the Ombre challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

shirley-bee said...

Pretty card, Cathy! I love that butterfly! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, this is a stunner! I love the colors in the butterfly and the flowers down the side are just gorgeous.

Swissie said...

This is just wonderful! Love the coluors and the technique.

Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!