ColourQ Challenge #118

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


The first ColourQ of the new year and the colors are wonderful!  So bright and vibrant and so different from the Christmas palettes I have been working with for the past few months.  I love those colors too, but this is such a nice change! 




I recently purchased a few distress inks and couldn't wait to try them out. For this project I stamped the dahlias and leaves onto watercolor paper with Versamark ink and then embossed them with white embossing powder.  I then painted the areas in using a paint brush, water, and the distress inks.  I absolutely love the effect.


I hope you'll join us!
You know you want to;)



Cardstock: PTI Ripe Avocado, Water Color Paper
Stamps: PTI Delightful Dahlia, Tiny Tags
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks: Fired Brick, Broken China, and Forest Moss, PTI Berry Sorbet
Dies: PTI Qautrefoil Die, Tiny Tags Die
Other: White Embossing Powder, Melon Berry Ribbon

20 comments :

  1. What a stunner! I love the effect of the water coloring!

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  2. Gorgeous water colouring with distress inks, Kara! Love the background you have created. Love your card.

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  3. Such a stunning card. I love the idea of using a flower in the center of a bow--such a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Wow--this is a real beauty. And, I love this week's color scheme. I will definitely be playing along.

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  5. Kara, this is gorgeous!! Very, very pretty! I love your background stamping and the die over the top of it all!

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  6. Gorgeous card, all that coloring is beautiful!

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  7. Great card. Love the floral background.

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  8. Stunning card. love everything about it.

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  9. Kara, simply stunning! I love the watercoloring!

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  10. This is PERFECTION! Must. Buy. That. Quatrefoil. DIE!!!

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  11. Holy shitaki mushrooms! This is amazing! My mouth still hangs open as I write this! Shivers! Talk about a work of art. You got the hang of those distress inks in a flash.

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  12. WOW!!
    This is just stunningly gorgeous!
    The colors are fabulous...
    and I am already getting thoughts of Spring with these gorgeous flowers...
    love the watercolor effect!

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  13. So gorgeous Kara. Love the handmade watercolour paper--stunning.

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  14. Those colors are fabulous. Love how you created the background with the white embossing & watercolors. The quatrefoil cover is a great addition.

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  15. Absolutely stunning!!! Jaw dropping gorgeous colouring too. TFS!

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