Mar 10, 2016

Simple Mixed Media Watercolored Card

 The other day I took a little road trip and picked up this cool new ledger stencil.  I decided to make my own watercolor background using it for contrast (sorry the contrast part didn't work out because of the permanent watercolor...)  I was so thrilled to guest design for IndigoBlu last week with THIS card.  It's funny that I used the exact same red watercolor, Dr. PH Martin's, but this card turned out a little different.
 I went with the same black, white, and red combo, but used this awesome butterfly.  I framed it with Tim's new ornate frame and added some cheesecloth for texture.  Some simple stitching and chit chat stickers and doodles complete this simple card.  I can't wait to see what you all have been up to.  I am so behind but hope to catch up tonight!
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32 comments:

  1. This is absolutely stunning, Autumn!! I have that ledger stencil and I've never used it...you've inspired me!! I love the colors and the butterfly and the frame!! It looks absolutely amazing!! What a gorgeous card my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  3. So gorgeous, Autumn...love the colors, love the texture!

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  4. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

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  5. Your w/c background is gorgeous, love the frame & that beautiful butterfly. The gauze texture under that frame adds just the perfect touch of lightness. Wonder where your road trip was? SBC or Mercantile? We need to plan a trip! TFS & Happy warm weekend.

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  6. Thanks for visiting and leaving such sweet comments on my Scrapmatts projects. Now I've discovered your gorgeous work too. Love this bold, dramatic project and I'm off to explore your previous posts. You have a new follower :D

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  7. Fantastic!,! I loathe comparison of the projects, and adore that butterfly! Would!! xxx Lynn

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  8. This is such a beautiful creation, Autumn. I love the pretty background and the fabulous embellishments on this card, :)

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  9. This is so beautiful, Autumn! I love your background and the colors. The texture behind the butterfly is such lovely addition. Thanks for entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challene. Cathie <3

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  10. What a vibrant, bold and stunning card, Autumn! I love how you used your cheese cloth inside that beautiful frame and your butterfly is fabulous! Awesome background textures and such a dramatic design! It's marvelous!

    This beauty is just perfect for our Crazy For Colour challenge at Anything But Cute!
    http://anythingbutcutechallenge.blogspot.hr/2016/03/challenge-11-crazy-for-colour.html
    Hugs! Branka xx

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  11. Hi Autumn, I saw it linked at Simon Says Monday Challenge and had to come see it and your blog. I really love the background and the texture you created. I am now your newest follower and would be honored if you visited my blog and became a follower too.
    Hugs,
    Ann
    http://anncard.blogspot.tw/

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  12. Stunning colours Autumn and the way you have offset the beautiful butterfly against the frame work perfectly.

    Many thanks for joining us again at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  13. Hi Autumn! I love the red background and the black and white butterfly is a beautiful contrast, always love your mixed media style too. Chris :-D

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  14. This is stunning .. Pink and Black is a lovely combination . Now I got to understand to leave some White in Between :) Thanks !!

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  15. WOW!!!!! That big bold black butterfly just pops with contrast against the white and hot pinks. Love it! hugs :)

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  16. Autumn, such a beautiful mixed media creation. Some of my favorite parts? All of it, right down to the stitching, little black doodle boxes around the awesome sentiment, gorgeous color, texturizing cheesecloth behind your pretty butterfly - and the words in your ledger! Pinned - and sure it will be repinned! Hoping you enjoy a fabulous week-end, Autumn!

    Now for my other hat: Thanks for sharing with us at the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    de
    {Creative Smiles}

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  17. So very pretty! The background looks spectacular!

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  18. This is so lovely Autumn!
    Fantastic inspiration!
    Have a great weekend!
    Alison xx

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  19. Wonderful!!!!!!! I got that frame die recently but haven't used it yet. I keep it sitting by my machine for when the deadlines are met and I can just play and incorporate it into something!!!

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  20. Hmmm - love the gauze and frame - makes me think your butterfly is at my window - clinging to my screen - flittering his beautiful underbelly at me! Super lovely background for him too! Loved seeing this lovely card Autumn. XX j.

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  21. A wonderful mixed media project. Very well composed,wow.
    Greetings
    Sabine

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  22. Hi Autumn, you always do such amazing work! and this is gorgeous!!! Thank you for taking part in the challenge and good luck! Maxine

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  23. So beautiful and such a wonderful way to frame the butterfly, it certainly pulls the eye in. The colour palette is bold yet at the same time, so shabby - stunning.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  24. That black stitching around the edge really is perfect to "contain" this piece, and it echoes the frame... Nice visual arrangement. Happy weekend!

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  25. Beautiful card, Autumn! Love the new stencil and your colors. Simple but a lot going on. Love how your projects are beautiful whether they're multi-layered or not.

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  26. This is so beautiful autumn - I love the red and how you used the frame - brilliant make! Hugs Rachel x

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  27. Wow, simply stunning colours and textures Autumn. Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  28. I love your card, thanks for joining us at the IndigoBlu challenge,

    Hugs Wenda

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  29. Simple, but so effective, Autumn! I love those bold black elements against the red textured background. Gorgeous! GORGEOUS! HUgs!

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  30. Bold and creative, love all the layers. Thanks so very much for playing with us in the Indigo Blu challenge :-)

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  31. Lovely card Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts 'Feature a creature' challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  32. Lovely card, great design. Thank you for joining in the IndigoBlu Challenge- good luck! Kay x

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