June 9, 2015

Watercolor Blog Hop

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Popping in at the very ast minute with a card for the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop!



First time in my studio in over a week! I am having some serious withdrawl, to go from spending every moment I could creating to closing my eyes when I pass the door has been hard. I have been busy getting things in order so that I can come back in here and do what I love to do.

I have seen so many beautiful cards and I just want to practice practice practice to get better with watercolouring. As soon as I saw Lindsay Amrhein's card and smooshing technique HERE I wanted to try it out. It didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped but smooshing over top of white embossing is so fun. I'm definitely going to try it again.


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I am also submitting this to Virginia's View Challenge #15 Ombre/Monochromatic...


and to Day 8 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge 2 with Kathy Racoosin...



47 comments :

Virginia Lu said...

Oh my, this is GORGEOUS!! You rock at watercolors, Tracey! Love the variations of colors with the Ombre Effect! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Ombre/Monochromatic” Challenge!

Joyce said...

Of course you could pop in just for a moment and make this incredible work of art. I love this technique--never seen it before, but I want to try it too now.

D.Ann C said...

Lovely!

Rose said...

Love the background! So vibrant, very effective.

Bhavana said...

Such a fun bright card .. loved it :)

Kris Engler said...

What an awesome thank you card! So cheerful and happy

Shona said...

Love how cheerful and fun this is.

Liz O. said...

Fab card Tracey! Love that you left the edges of the panel unfinished so it looks totally casual but with an eye catching burst of color, love it! TFS!

Mayline Jung said...

Love your card :D

lovedesignandme said...

Awesome card :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply beautiful and striking Tracey! X

Lynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love this Tracey!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! I LOVE this!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Design and your Water Coloring is AWESOME with those BRIGHT Colors!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Pam said...

This is gorgeous, Tracey! I love your water coloring perfection.

Susi Kelly said...

What a fabulous - CAS - way to do watercolour! Love the bright colours and that white chevron embossed background!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Ooooo.....gorgeous! As soon as I saw Lindsay's smooshing card, I wanted to try it, too. :) Yours turned out amazing!! The black sentiment really pops!

KayM said...

Oooooh this is so pretty Tracey!! I love your watercolor smooshing over the white embossing!! So fun!

I Card Everyone said...

Very, very beautiful, Tracey ... oh I have just the stamp I want to try this with!!! Thanks for the inspiration - always!
=] Michele - are you really up at 3:54 AM?

Shannon McComb said...

Love your watercoloring over the embossed chevron!! Fanbtastic!!

Annette Allen said...

awesome watercoloring and love those chevrons.. great card

donna mikasa said...

LOVE this, Tracey! Great smooshing! :)

Brandi said...

Gorgeous background!!!

Maria said...

Oh, so very fun and colorful, Tracey! Great job with the smooshing! Awesome zig zag background and pop of black with sentiment is perfect!:-)

Renee said...

The colors and effect...
so much fun! :)
Love it!

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty!! I love the colors you used and the smooshing came out fabulous!!! Stunning card!

Lindsey said...

Ink smooshing plus stencilling? I am so going to have to try this! Love how your card turned out — so bright and graphic.

Jen Mitchell said...

Smooshing looks good on you! I love your rainbow of colors and the bold sentiment is fantastic!

Barb Ghig said...

So happy to see a post from you :) I think your 'smooshing' is fabulous! I love the colors and the white chevrons really make it pop! Love your sentiment, too!
Thinking of you, and hoping everything is going well!

Lisa said...

WOWZA!!! I think your break has kicked your mojo into high gear, this is beautiful!!

Claire Grantham said...

I love this so much can be done with chevrons and watercolours CX

cghundley said...

Very pretty and
a great design!
Love the colors!
Carla from Utah

Anita in France said...

Oooh, smooshing, chevrons and rainbow colours ... how gorgeous, Tracey! Hugs, Anita :)

cm said...

Tracey, I think you have the smooshing/embossing combination down to an art! Gorgeous card in every way - and thank you for the video link. I may even give this a try! I agree with the others: a knock-out! Hope the packing/house buying are going well!
Hugs~c

Bobby said...

I found out I'd been doing smooshing all wrong. I was doing it the Kristina Werner way which is okay but different. Even less control than the acetate way. Your smooshing turned out great and I love it over the chevrons.

Marybeth said...

Wow, this looks great. Tracey! Nice that you could enter so many challenge,love this one!

Becca Cruger said...

This has soooo much visual impact! It's absolutely stunning with its vibrant rainbow background!! GORGEOUS!

Hannelie said...

Awesome. Love this. Need to get my watercolors out again!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love the watercoloring/resist on the background!

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous!

Kim Heggins said...

What a wonderful card Tracey...just love the incredible look you created.

Lucinde said...

Love the colorful background you made!

Jen W. said...

Definitely going to have to give this technique a try. I love that rainbow over the chevrons!

Sheri Gilson said...

Awesome card, Tracey! Love the awesome watercolored background you created...perfect backdrop for the word die!

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, Tracey! Love the gradient of color, and those chevrons show it off perfectly!

Lisa Lara said...

This is such a winner Tracey!

Wiebke Kommerell said...

Tracey I love rainbow-colores and your card is just g-r-e-a-t!