Sunday, February 7, 2016

More Challenges

Ah the challenges in blogland have been motivating me!  That's so fun :).

Starting with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge; have a heart.  This went along with the Fusion Challenge; paper hearts, where I used both the inspiration and sketch.

I just loved the look of the inspiration hearts.  I wanted to try my sponge blending and this was the perfect opportunity.  I love distress inks; #1 they blend amazing, and #2 they splot with water wonderfully.

I went on to be challenged by the Time Out Challenge #49; Love is the flower, and Hero Arts Monthly Challenge; fabulous flowers.  Because I used text on my background, with my 3 layered technique, I am also entering this in the Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge; text.

I purchased a bunch of Hero Arts Wood Flower Stamps awhile back.  While I really don't care for wooden based stamps [anymore], these worked perfectly for inking up the stamps. spritzing them with water, and stamping.  I love this effect, and this is the closest I will get to water coloring. :)

I do love productive days!  Thanks challenges~


Thanks for stopping by~

28 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Stunningly vibrant colours Vicki! I LOVE the way those colourful hearts pop against all that scrummy white and it is a fantastic take on the inspiration piece. The 'watercolour' piece is also beautiful and reminds me of those paintings by the French Impressionist artists! Have a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love those beautiful hearts, Vicki!!! Such a clean crisp look with the vibrant colours and a wonderful CAS card!!! Love the sewing, too!!!!
Your watercoloured card really looks like a painting that could be framed, my friend!!!! The script bg is so lovely on the soft blue and the flowers are just beautiful!!!!
Two beautiful cards!!!!!
have a great Sunday!!!!

~amy~ said...

Way to rock the colors!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Vicki, these are terrific!

Judy Woodland said...

AWESOME colors and I love your layout. Heck, I LOVE your card!! Well done!

cm said...

Your hearts have captured mine! I'm *this close* to finishing mine for this challenge, but...yikes! It's not going quite as planned...sighh! Your second: beautiful! Good to know that I'm not alone in the water-colouring...Too frustrating for me! Happy Sunday!
Hugs~c

sandie said...

Love the text background and how you can see this through the flowers. Such a dreamy card-thanks for joining TO. Also your heart card is so close to out photo at Fusion, wonderful take. Thanks for joining Fusion

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both cards are awesome. I love the bright colors and they make one feel happy!

Joyce Erb said...

I love your watercolor flowers! Looks great on that background

Karren said...

Fabulous cards! The ink-blended hearts are so rich-looking - love how you've used the inspiration to create this card.

Ruth said...

Love, love, love your hearts! I'm new to distress inks, but they sure do blend beautifully and splotch amazingly! Your layered card is truly stunning though - I love the look of the text on top of your flowers. Beautifully done. xx

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous colors on both of these Vicki, so pretty!

Suchi said...

Oh My! The cards took my breath away! You know second one is my fave! :)
Suchi xx

maria f. said...

So incredibly pretty, Vicki. Such eye-pleasing colors.

Joan B said...

what completely different cards but they both are terrific. the second one is just plain gorgeous and the first one appeals to my love of big bold colorful graphics

Julia Aston said...

Two wonderful creations Vicki! Love your colorfully inked and splattered hearts! thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge! Julia xx

Loll said...

WOW! LOVE the fusion heart card. Great colours and the splattering adds visual texture --- so pretty! Crazy about your watercolour spritz card. Love the layering of your background, script and then your beautiful spring blooms. Amazing cards Vicki!! xx

Caryn said...

Such gorgeous warm colours - I think we all need a little warming up at the moment!!
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Pam said...

Fabulous cards! I love the text on th esecond one.

Michelle said...

Stunning cards! I love both of them!

Ashwini Rao said...

Really beautiful cards! Going from simple coloring to a beautiful watercolored effect - simply gorgeous!

Lyndal said...

Fabulous watercolour hearts Vicki! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful hearts card Vicki, nearly missed this post I'm so far behind on Feedly from being away think I'll need to wipe the lot and start fresh. So back to this card, looooove the ok and the colours o your hearts.

Lisa Kind said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I especially love the second one! I love that technique, and layered over the text is so beautiful! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

Jill Vickers said...

Wow! I just love the text layered over the beautiful watercolour flowers! Such gorgeous colours too - they have me longing for Spring! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

wienerhoneymooners said...

You really NAILED this! LOVE the distress water droplets, how did you do that?!!!! LOVE it!! Vicki, so glad that you joined us at FUSION!!

shirley-bee said...

Late getting over to you, but I love these cards! Especially the watercoloured background and the 'nearly' watercoloured flowers ;)
Thanks so much for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It :)

Cris G said...

Your cards are beautiful, especially the second card! My text, flowers and watercolors loving heart, says this is sooo gorgeous!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...