Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Watercolor with Pearlescents

Mardi Gras

Hello!  Sharing a FUN card using the Mardi Gras stamps and dies from Avery Elle!  This set just screamed for me to use a watercolor medium that I have had FOREVER called Watercolor Palette: Stargazers.  This medium is just fantastic and shimmery!  Perfect to celebrate a Mardi Gras birthday.  
Avery Elle

I began by black heat embossing all my images onto Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper and using the coordinating dies to cut.  Once done, I used a brush from the Ranger Artist Brushes to drop color into my images.  The best thing about it being embossed is that the embossing keeps your watercolor "in place" until dry.  My background was done by sponging Wilted Violet and Lucky Clover Distres Inks.  As a last detail, shimmer spray was added over my sponged background.  The picture below captures the shine and shimmer perfectly!!!

Mardi Gras2

Thank you soo much for spending a part of your day with me!!!


Barb said...

Gorgeous color combo, Amy Love the shimmer too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy this is so cool, love the colours!

Happy Dance said...

Oh this is fantastic! Those Mardi Gras colors are amazing, and the extra bit of shine and shimmer just makes this card ultra cool! Love this!! Bev

Shirley said...

Beautiful card. Love the card design as well as the colors.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is soooo GORGEOUS!!!

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