Thursday, August 13, 2020

Thank you, Sending a bouquet, thinking of you, with sympathy

Thursday August 13, 2020

I have four cards to share.. I saw this on U-tube over at Creations Cee Cee.. I love watching her paint and her ideas. When I saw her create cards like the ones I pretty much copied below.. I had to try it. 
You take a 9 X 12 watercolor paper and divide it into quarters with painters tape. and tape around the edges.  Then where you want your sentiment to be once it's done add a piece of Washi tape.  Then you figure out a few colors which I did purple, green, blue. (which is pretty much what Cee Cee did) You just swish your colors on the paper making sure to just leave it lose. and leave lots of white area. I did that. Then once it was dry I took some liquid gold and added a couple swishes and dots.. not much but just a tad bit. I then let it dry. I took a Micron pen and drew the stems and leaves. I used a Fabre Castell brush pen and filled in the leaves. (again I pretty much copied hers.. I have no imagination..) I added some black dots. I set it aside to dry. Once it was dry I cut them down using my paper trimmer. I then took Simons Says sentiments and added to the area where the Washi tape was. I adhered them to my card base.. The first two I did the liquid adhesive made the ink bleed on the sentiment so I had to re-stamp the sentiment on white paper and added over the messed up sentiment. So the next two I adhered I kept the adhesive out of the sentiment area.  I love these and plan to do again. I might make some as Christmas presents and figure out my own design.. or maybe not.. 

            Card 1                                                           Card 2

                          Card 3                                                  Card 4

Dragonfly dreams August - anything goes (all 4 cards)
Try it on Tuesday - words or numbers (all 4 cards)
Creative fingers #191 - anything goes (3 cards)
Crafting happiness #61 - anything goes (all 4 cards)
Word art Wednesday week 452-453 - anything goes (all 4 cards)
Simon Wednesday - mid summer blues (all 4 cards)
Lil red wagon #562 - good bye (card #4)
Time out #165 - photo inspiration (the colors - all 4 cards)
Cute card Thursday #647 - bright colors (all 4 cards)


Claire said...

Wow they are all great
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

R's Rue said...


Imke said...

Wow, these backgrounds rocks and i like these colors on a sympathy card. Mixed with the black leaves - just great.

Thanks for playing along in our "Goodbye" Challenge @ Little Red Wagon this week. Hope to see you back again soon.


Shona Chambers said...

Such a fantastic technique, might have to try this one myself! Love the colours you used, they go so well with the challenge photo. The silhouettes in black are so stylish and the simple sentiments add to the clean design. Gorgeous cards, so glad you shared them with us at TIME OUT!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Billie, these really are a stunning cards! I shall be having a go at this! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, such beautiful cards! I love how you painted the abstract backgrounds; it showcases the silhouette foliage and wording so beautifully 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Your card jumped out at me when I looked the the TO gallery. I was intrigued by your beautiful backgrounds, so I went on You Tube and checked out Cee Cee. I had to create a doodle design for Less Is More and I ended up watching and learning a lot from her! Thanks so much for mentioning her in your post. What a wonderful artist. I love your cards. The colors and technique you used for these are fantastic. I am going to have to try this technique too! Thanks so much for sharing and playing with us at Time Out.

Marina said...

What a great look you've achieved with those backgrounds!

Marjut said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

Lisa Lynn said...

Billie those backgrounds are awesome. Those are so fun!!!

Nonni said...

Wow, these all look amazing! Love the artsy feel of these cards and the blend of colors is just so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous....simply and absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to play along with us at Time Out!