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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Coloring Outside the Lines

Do you ever feel like you have created something before?  This card is definitely a repeat or similar to something I did before. :)  I started with an idea I wanted to try with stamping the outline flowers but only coloring outside the lines.

 So what happened?  I couldn't take it.. It was too plain...
I ended up adding the colors in the lines and the lovely sentiment to pop in the corner.  I probably will try again but maybe masking the flowers so I can sponge on a really dark color around the flowers and see if I can make it flower outside the flowers more strongly.

Products:  Stampers Anonymous - Flower Gardens, Yvonne Blair - Impression Obsession, STAEDTLER watercolor pencils, Ranger Distress Inks

I hope you are having wonderful weekend!

Suzz

6 comments:

  1. If you pre-wet the background only with clear water (avoiding the flowers) and let the water soak in until the shine is gone, then you can paint a nice dark (juicy) background (even changing colors) that will blend nicely. The watercolor will resist the dry paper, leaving your flowers intact.

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  2. Even though it is not what you intended, it is still beautiful!

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  3. One of my mottoes is we learn from our mistakes as well as our successes but like you I will carry on adding until I am happy with something and this is fabulous Sue, you did a great job xxx

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  4. Love how this grew from one idea to another, with stunning results, - you always have to keep going until you are happy I think, and I am glad you did with this one... Fantastic sentiment too!

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  5. Love how it turned out!! The flowers are very dreamy indeed!!

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  6. What an absolutely stunning card, Suzz!! The flowers are lovely and the color palette is so pretty. I love the way the coloring turned out!!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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