February 4, 2016

30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day 4

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This is Day 4 of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker.com!




I have always been a bit late catching on to new trends and techniques in cardmaking. There was a time when I didn't like sequins (can you imagine?), when I didn't 'get' Distress Inks, embossing paste was just messy and what would you colour with Copic markers? Ha ha ha, that all changed because I love all of these techniques and many more. My most recent love/hate has been watercolour. I love the look of it, but I am finding it so challenging.  Why not take a class? My Type A personality tells me that I can figure it out on my own. My recycle bin is full of watercolour fails. However, for my card today I did an emboss resist which didn't end up in the blue bin! I white embossed my background on watercolour paper, smooshed some Distress Ink onto my craft mat and spritzed it with some water. Then I painted over top on the panel--easy!

I made up a few of these for the Lasting Hearts Card Drive.
What a wonderful way to comfort parents who have lost a child from a miscarriage. I wish that there was more support and understanding when I lost my first pregnancy to miscarriage at 16 weeks. Read Kimberly Saldana's story here on Jennifer McGuire's blog.






17 comments :

Pam said...

Beautiful!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! You are simply amazing!!! This is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Karen B. said...

Goodness absolutely gorgeous and for such a greay cause!

Happy Dance said...

Perfect way to watercolor! I love the light and dark layers of the gorgeous pink and that it has 'boundaries.' The black die cut sentiment just pops against your lovely background. This is soft and pretty, and is just right for this cause. Beautiful card. Bev

Susi Kelly said...

This card is so pretty, Tracey - it's making me look at my BG stamps with new eyes :-)

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW! Wow wow wow!!! Can you tell I LOVE this card lol, awesome work, Tracey!!!

Shelly said...

Gorgeous!!

I Card Everyone said...

This is breathtaking, Tracey ... next time we're together? Let's trade a few stampings of this MFT for my roses? IF I can wait that long!
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TK said...

Beautiful! From recycle bin to this? Wish I could jump right in like that! Your card is stunning...

Barb Ghig said...

I can't imagine what you have thrown in your 'blue bin' when you have created such a GORGEOUS work of art, Tracey! I love the variation in the shades of pink, and your sentiment is perfect! And, what a wonderful cause, too! I'm sure your cards are going to be very much appreciated by the recipients :)

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh so pretty Tracey! Thank you! This tells me there is hope for me yet, as I aim to learn to water colour this year! THIS is can do... I think??? LOL

Lindsey said...

So pretty! The angled sentiment is just right.

Sharron said...

Oh, WOW! This is so gorgeous! Love the pink and the bold sentiment.

Joyce said...

Beautifully colored and perfectly stamped. You look like a watercoloring pro. Love how you have varied the shading and also freeformed the colors. And, for a really good cause, too.

Anita in France said...

Simply beautiful, Tracey ... gorgeous watercolouring ... the soft pink with the bold black sentiment is just fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Lindsey said...

You're blowing me away with this coloring challenge! Especially with this card...LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty! Love the partial coloring, and the texture from the embossing is delish! Beautiful job, love!