Mar 4, 2016

Embossing Resist Watercolor Card

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I am honored to join the IndigoBlu blog today with a reminder post for the current challenge, A Touch of Red.  Honestly, red is the color I used least, but I tried pairing it with black and white for a more traditional approach and ended up really happy with the scheme.

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I embossed two flowers in black and layered the petals for dimension.  For the background I embossed this gorgeous swirl stamp in clear onto a watercolor card, then added a wash of red and a few splatters.  To me this as close to CAS as it gets!  I'd love to know if you all think this is too simple.  Do tell.

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My sentiment comes from this beautiful verse, "I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."  John 16:33 NIV,  I used stickers from Tim's Chitchat collection and outlined them in black watercolor.  A final touch was sketching outlines on the sentiment and card border.

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35 comments:

Remya Sreekanth said...

Loved the swirls .. And Red and Black color gets along with it so well . Loved it Autumn :)

brenda said...

Very striking colour even if not ones you usually use Autumn. Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Autumn!! The red looks stunning with the black and white!! I love the dimension of the flower!! What a beautiful project this is!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Debi said...

this is very cool and gorgeous! Debi x

rachel said...

absolutely beautiful Autumn - this is a real gem - love it! Hugs rachel x

Maxine D said...

Love love love this Autumn - definitely CAS and absolutely stunning. Love the sentiment, and thanks for sharing the full verse.
Blessings
Maxine

Mimi said...

No, ma'am, you do not use red often, but yes, ma'am, this is beautiful. I don't believe this is simple at all! There is so much detail, really. Occasionally I'll do a true CAS, but I actually like a little mess in my life... Makes me comfortable :)

Petra Swart said...

WOW, what a beautiful card, Autumn!!!! I, also, don't really work with red a lot, but you have really done great with the red here!!!! Love the wonderful bg for your stunning flower!!!! A beautiful CAS look!!!
Have a great weekend!!!
Hugz

Little Artbee said...

Three colors and an wonderful result, very nice.
Greetings
Sabine

Sue C said...

Really striking card Autumn ! The flower really pops and the resist desing on the background is wonderful. Sue C x

Ammaris Art said...

This is fabulous Autumn, I love it!
Hugs, Catherine :)

ßeulah ßee said...

Great technique combo, it's simple but so effective (I don't know what "CAS" means).

Olenkaja said...

Hi Autumn, gorgeous card. I am loving colour palette is perfect.
Hugs

Joi at RR said...

Just so different, so vibrant and so lovely Autumn. I'm so glad I stopped by to visit today - your scripture really touched me. One of those weeks!!! We are so blessed to be able to stand on the promises of God. Thank you for this post and your lovely art work. XX j.

Cindy C Samsama said...

Waouh! Beautiful!

Pawsitively Creative said...

My favorite color combo! Be still my heart, black white and red get me every time! Goreous design and details! Loves it! Hugz ~Niki

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful colours and a fabulous card Autumn, love the sentiment and verse too.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Lucyna Marynowska said...

It is absolutely gorgeous, Autumn!! The red looks stunning with the black and white!Love your attention to details! Thanks for sharing it with us at Mixed Media Mojo.

Chris said...

Such a beautiful card Autumn! It's a striking colour scheme that I like and the resist technique in the background is superb! Have a lovely Sunday :-).

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Autumn, bloomin' gorgeous!! HAHA, see what I did there... 'bloomin'? HAHA!! OK, I'm lame, but your card is still gorgeous! hugs :)

butterfly said...

What a great resist effect - such drama to this!
Alison x

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely STUNNING Autumn!
TFS~

craftytrog said...

Beautiful!!! xxx

Marty Fishman said...

I love this - what a beautiful background! I really think you should use red more often. I have a similar floral stamp and this inspires me to do some layering... :-)

Maria Levine said...

What a beautiful card! Love that flower and watercolor! Thanks so much for playing along with Mixed Media Mojo!!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

it is beautiful in its simplicity and very striking - thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo
Barb Housner (DT)

Lee-Anne said...

Wow! Love this, Autumn! Congrats!

Marjan Küppers said...

Lovely card, it really pops!

Sid said...

Fantastic cars ,so arty ! I have just become your latest blog follower too !

A Pink said...

This is a fine example of 'there is beauty in simplicity' . The black flower is so striking against the red backdrop . hugs x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Autumn, the colour combination is striking and love the random bursts of watercolour, lovely! Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo! Deb xo

Sara Barker said...

Simple, yes, but oh, so beautiful! You have mingled mixed media with CAS and made it look effortless! Really pretty, Autumn! Hugs!

hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Mixed Media Mojo, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Linda said...

Beautiful .... love the background! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Linda xx

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE your card!! Thanks for sharing with us at the Craft Stamper challenge! This is one of my favorites in the challenge, yes another one :)

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