13 April 2015

Krafty Watercolouring

Hi everyone and welcome. As mentioned previously I'm ahead of myself this month with my Tim Holtz April Tag challenge project! I know, miracles do sometimes happen!!!

As ever, my version is a card (click on the images for a closer look)...


Having started with strips of watercolour card I speckled it all with Antique Linen before stamping out the flowers. I love Tim's water-colouring techniques but wanted to add more depth to the colour of the blooms. My Dad gave me the germ of an idea when mentioning that he was going to add pastels before painting on one of his pieces. I figured that as Distress Paints dry matte they too could provide a perfect base. And so, before adding the two Distress Ink colours (Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord) I painted each one with a thin coat of DP Shaded Lilac. And as that worked well I replicated the process on the stems using DP Cracked Pistachio/DI Cracked Pistachio and Mowed Lawn.



The kraft background came courtesy Tim's Kraft Resist paper collection and I used one of the Mixed Media Thinlits dies to cut into the border strips (LOVE those dies!) and then for the final trims, I discovered a way of making the heart look the same aged brassy colour as the Idea-Ology Foliage that got a paint/alcohol ink upgrade. And I know the Typeset Alterations Strip Die has been out forever but it's new to me (and it works perfectly with all those new Correspondence releases) so you'll be seeing more of it here. A little Glossy Accents on the lettering really made it stand out.



As well as entering this into Tim's 12 Tags of 2015 April challenge it's also going into;

Woohoo! It's been a while since I've been able to enter some challenges!
I'll be back on Wednesday for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge, but in the meantime take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


34 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card! Lilac flowers truly got depth with antic linen as a base...beautifully colored flowers. Love your idea of three panel card! :) another great creation from you Jenny.

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  2. Jenny, your coloring here is fantastic! I love the colors of the flowers and the stems, and will definitely be trying out a mixture of DP and DI. Also love the splattered background, and your triptych approach.....can I come study with you? :-) (but really wish I could!) xxxx Lynn

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  3. Lovely. ..The base of DP makes the color more vibrant and live the shading. The speckled bg just makes the flowers stand out Jenny a big Wow from me. Hugs.

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  4. Good Morning Jenny. What a fantastic card. I do love those flower stamps, but the way you have brought them to life is beautiful. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  5. I love this Jenny, the colours are gorgeous.. I'm envious of all you stash! :-) xx

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  6. Good morning Jenny, love, love, love this wonderful "work of art". This is right up my street as a design. Might just have to use this design idea when my Mojo re-appears!!!
    Have a great day
    Hugs
    Patricia xxx

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  7. Genius Jenny - just a fabulous card and wonderful interpretation of Tim's. Nikki x

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  8. Your version of Tims tag is gorgeous! Jenny . Gonna have to try the DI on DP - smart thinkin ! Compositionally brilliant as always n the colours you have chosen really do work well with the kraftcard! N the thinlits dies n ideology - well you rocked those !

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  9. Wow, so gorgeous Jenny!! I would love to be able to colour like that, so amazing! Love how you did the three panels, so creative. hugs :)

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  10. This is gorgeous and the flower painting is beautiful. Sorry I've been remiss about commenting for a while.

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  11. Nicely done!!! The clustered hearts and metal flowers and that bold sentiment with the softness of background watercolors are the perfect blend of awesomeness!!!
    Beautiful card for your April entry. Best of luck to you Jenny!
    Big hugs,
    Lisa x

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  12. Those flowers are stunning Jenny, beautiful painting and shading. All round a fantastic card and wonderful take on TH tag. Nicola x

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  13. An amazing interpretation to Tim's tag. The intensity on your flowers is stunning and I love the addition of your stitching.
    Julie x

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  14. Beautifully 'painted' flowers Jenny! What a great idea to use DPs as a base. Love the paneled effect, too! xx

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  15. a stunning make Jenny - absolutely beautiful! Love this xx

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  16. Your explanation is chinese to me Jenny but i love love your card. It is so gorgeous. Hugs Veerle

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  17. so beautiful, like the way you used Tim's techniques!

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  18. Such a great idea to use DP on your flowers, it really does give them a lovely depth of colour. Your card is stunning and I love the scribble heart you added too - a lovely touch! Anne xx

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  19. Love this Jenny!! What a fabulous take on Tim's Tags, your flowers are absolutely stunning and I love that you made it all into a card instead of the tags!! Just beautiful!! xx

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  20. A great version of Tim's Tag and I love your idea of painting them first then adding the detail. I'll definitely be trying that!! Elaine x

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  21. A lovely triptych! I love these flowers, gorgeous!

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  22. Stunning card you created and lovely colors and layout!
    Hugs, Elenor

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  23. You did an absolutely stunning job on this card! I adore the way you masterfully combined rustic elements with those gorgeous and elegant flowers. And the stitching! LOVING that, too! I like the simple sentiment and how you also incorporated the honeycomb pattern. This is off the charts on the creative scale and I'm so glad you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  24. Beautiful design, lovely watercoloring, and just a fabulous take on Tim's challenge! What a huge inspiration!

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  25. Beautiful design, lovely coloring and stitching and I also love how you used the honeycomb! Very inspirational take on Tim's tag!

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  26. WOW...what a take on the tag! You've blown me away...just stunning! LOVE the color splotches in the background...brilliant!

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  27. What a gorgeous card Jenny, the colour intensity on your flowers is wonderful. I've never thought to use DI over DP as I've always used DP as a resist but your flowers are stunning! And thanks for mentioning the Typeset die, how did I miss that one?! It's added to my (ever growing!) wish list, love the font and as you said it coordinates perfectly with the correspondence releases. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

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  28. Fabulous take on this months tag. Love the depth of colour on the images and a great background.
    Avril x

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  29. Those panels look fabulous and love the sewing round each one xxx

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  30. Having just bought this die at Ally Pally me thinks I should get it out and use it. Beautiful make.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  31. Wow, that added layer of paint must really have done the trick, those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this month at the MMCC, Jenny.

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  32. Lovely lovely lovely! I adore the blue flowers against the warm sepia tones, and the fab scribbly heart (oh dear - do I "need" that now too?!) - a wonderful card. Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges and at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison xx

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  33. I am just not getting around to viewing April's tags. I wanted to tell you that I love it...it kind of reminds me of a stained glass window. Great idea and I love the blue...soooo sweet!

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  34. You are ahead and I am behind!! Love this card Jenny!!!
    Sandy xx

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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