Monday, March 3, 2014

hello friend.



Happy Monday!

It's day 2 of my PTI parade...I sat down and finally inked up my new PTI goodies, yesterday was the Phrase Play stamp/die, today is Circle Scribbles:


This is definitely one of those learning cards....I found the technique over on the Neat and Tangled blog by Yana...HERE is the post.

I'm super weird about my watercolor papers...whether it is my Fabriano cards or the large watercolor pads that you can get at the craft store.  It's one supply that I save every single piece of scrap and work hard at making things work and not to waste anything.

Well, if I would have re-watched the video, rather than winging it ( ← I wing it too much), I would have realized that Yana created her watercolor background before stamping on it.

Mister Huey's Sherbet/Splash & Garden


...like I said, it's all a learning process and I didn't feel the need to re-do the card, I'm really loving the movement of the colors, just not necessarily happy with how the Zing embossing 'took to it'.  

note to self:
create watercolor background first and then heat emboss with white.

This is when I tell you that Darin loves this card and was quite impressed with the technique (Thanks Yana!)...he joked that I should be one to paint the airplane...ooohhhh....watercolored look...wouldn't that be awesome?

The sentiment is by Reverse Confetti.

I originally was going to mount the panel on PTI kraft but it seems to dark and heavy so I went ahead and cut out a full size panel from my watercolor stash.

I was inspired by



and or course



REALLY excited for Virginia's View Challenges...they are going to pull me out of my comfort zone and that's what we all need to grow.


38 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Amy, I think the ink over the embossing gives a different look that is really attractive. Embossing last would probably give you what you imagined, but this look is awesome too! Beautiful card! :-)

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  2. I'm right there with you...wing it too often, but your end result looks amazing. I'm with Daren...so cool!

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  3. I love this Amy, the Scribbles combined with watercolor is perfect!

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  4. Cute, I bought that set too, but haven't played with it yet.

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  5. love how the technique came out! you're reminding me that I need more Fabriano.

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  6. I think this looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love love love that background you created!! And tell Darin ... I am ALL for a watercolored airplane! That would.be.EPIC!!!!!!!!!

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  7. SO awesome, Amy! Love, love, love the watercolor background. Works SO well with the new scribble circle images. I adore it! Oh, and I'm the same way about my watercolor paper. I treat that stuff like gold! ;)

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  8. Absolutely love this card, Amy, but then I love anything water color! Love the colors and the technique you used! Have a happy Monday, it's 20 today!

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  9. Love this bold and bright card. And, I've seen watercolor done both ways - embossed before and after....just depends on the look you are going for. :)

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  10. OMG!! This is totally fabulous! LOVE IT!

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  11. Loving that water colour effect!! Great card.

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  12. Yup the best and most creative card Amy, love that you used Circles Scribbles for this--gorgeous!

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  13. LOVE your card, Amy! So wicked cool! Oohhh.... a watercolored airplane would be really unique :-D
    Wishing you a great week!
    Sylvia xx

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  14. You have showcased the water-coloring with such a dramatic effect! And it's a success, Amy! I LOVE the rich colors and contrast! It has great dimensions, depth and textures...I can go on and on!So glad that you play our first Virginia's View Challenge!

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  15. Gorgeous colors...simply stunning, Amy! I've had my eye on that stamp set...love it!

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  16. This card is gorgeous! I love it! Found you via Freshly Made Sketches.

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  17. Totally love the watercolor effect. :)

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  18. WOW! This is just AWESOME!!! So fabulous! So love it!

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  19. Super pretty colors! I've tried watercoloring with embossing both ways (heat embossing first and embossing after) both take patience...lol.

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  20. This is so pretty! LOVE it!

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  21. Oh Amy, how super pretty is this?!! Your water colouring is beautiful!

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  22. Fabulous card! I love the flowing look of the watercoloring. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  23. I love how this turned out! The paint over the embossing softens the white color. You did a great job!

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  24. Love the artsy look on this card, Amy! So pretty!

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  25. Fantastic background! Love the colors and movement.

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  26. ohhhh lovin the artsy look here!!! sooo pretty!!!

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  27. What a Fabulous take on the watercolors Amy!!! Gorgeous color combo!!!

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  28. Very artsy, Amy! Love the movement and colors. I really need this stamp set!! :)

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  29. Oooo! Such a fabulous, fresh, trendy look! LOVE!

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  30. ok, missus, please allow me to respectfully disagree with the opinion that you wing it too much, b/c it's the "wing-it-ness" (yes, that is too a word) that MAKES this gorgeous card even more remarkable than it would've been if you'd followed "instructions" in the exact order. i love the loooooooooose swirls of color and the way the emb powder interacts with it. very matisse-y or... well very amy tsuruta-y, even!!!!!!

    ps: i'd fly anywhere, any time, in a watercolory swirly painted airplane!!!! pls 2 sign me up!!! :)

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  31. A winged-it wonder of wow, Amy! I agree with Darin: this is stunning!! You and water-colouring, I see, are a creative, inspiring pair! Carry on winging away....
    c

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  32. This is beautiful Amy~it makes my head all swimmy!

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  33. what a fantastic card Amy! I'm loving the colour combo! and thank you so much for linking back to my blog, much appreciated!

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Cheers,
~amy~