Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Peony Greetings

Hello there, my friends!  I hope your week is going well.  This week The Paper Players has a fun challenge to create a CAS card with coloring.  Well, that's one challenge I could not pass up since I love to watercolor so much!  I'm also joining the current challenge at The Flower Challenge, where we are to create our own background.

I recently acquired the Gansi Tambi Starry Colors Gold Metallic watercolor paints - soooo beautiful, and especially when used on dark card stock, which is a technique that I just fell in love with after viewing cards by the very talented Nichole Spohr (Things That Really Matter).  For my card I started with an A2 size panel of Slate card stock, heat set the small bud images from Peony Bouquet with gold embossing powder, then used a waterbrush to color the images with the metallic watercolor paint.  I was really pleased with the beautiful shimmer.  It's even more shimmery in real life but it's really hard to capture on camera.

The paint set comes with several different shades of metallic gold, including the silvery looking White gold, so I used those various colors to add contrast between the flowers, stems and leaves. After the watercoloring was complete, I used my Misti to center and stamp the sentiment that was also heat set with gold embossing powder.  Next I added Score Tape to both sides of a panel of Fun Foam cut slightly smaller than my watercolored panel, adhered it to the back and then onto a card base of the same card stock.  Letting the metallic floral images take the spotlight, I didn't add any embellishments to the card.

Thanks so much for your visit, it's always so appreciated!  I've added links to the challenges above, so be sure to head over there and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration.


Product details
Stamps:  Peony Bouquet, Painted Greetings, Blooming Bouquet (all Altenew)
Paper:  Slate, Neenah Solar White (interior)
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder, Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Gold Metallic watercolor paints, #4 Silver Black Velvet paint brush, Fun Foam


Nance Leedy said...

Oh Stef, this is gorgeous! These metallic watercolors are to die for--must buy them! Love how they pop on the black background. Beautiful card...thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

Jan Clothier said...

What an absolute stunner! The contrast of the grey and the metallics is magical and your placements perfect. I have never heard of this type of product and am quite envious of them! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

LeAnne said...

This is SO pretty...what a great way to use our challenge this week! Gorgeous colors and metallics! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Those metallics make for a wow CAS card Stef - just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your card in my CAS colouring challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

3treescreations@gmail.com said...

Oh this is so perfect! LOVE the metallics and black together! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players.

Michelle said...

So elegant and striking!!!

Cara said...

Wow, this is so striking with the metallics against the black, beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The Flower Challenge. Cara DT x