Jul 4, 2016

Embossing Backgrounds with Watercolor and 3D Flowers

card 1
I am thrilled to be sharing a card for the challenge reminder post at IndigoBlu today. The challenge them is teal and brown.  I took liberty and used copper as my brown, embossing this beautiful scroll repeatedly.  I thought I used my Peacock Feathers Distress Ink pad for the teal.  The background was made by gluing two sheets of book page to heavy card, then brushing on watery gesso.  After dried, I mixed the DI with water and dipped the panel into it.  I dipped a couple of other pieces for the flowers.

card 2
I decided to change up my 3D flower from THIS card by adding a charm and bow in the middle, whatcha think?  This simply stamped card was made with love to strengthen my faith after a rough week.  I am so thankful for this promise...

1 Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
6b I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 
John 14: 1 & 6b NKJV

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37 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Autumn! Loving that copper flourish pattern against the aqua flower background, what an amazing combo! hugs :)

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  2. Lovely colours and design Autumn.

    B x

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  3. Beautiful work! Lovely background! I love the teal and copper combo :)

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  4. Love your bloom with the charm Autumn! Beautiful card! xxx

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  5. Your flower looks stunning, Autumn and I love the wonderful bg!!!! So beautiful!!!! The colours are so lovely!!!
    Hugz

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  6. Beautiful Autumn. Love your choice of colours and the flower's are lovely. Happy crafty week with hugs, Angela x

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  7. Fabulous colour combination and loving the copper embossing, looks so classy. Hope you have a peaceful week x

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  8. A beautiful card Autumn, love the rich background with this gorgeous stamped flower.
    Thanks for sharing this at FSC
    Avril xx

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  9. This is so gorgeous, Autumn!! The embossed background looks amazing!! I love the colors and the beautiful flower!! Stunning my friend!! Have a safe and happy 4th!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. A beautiful card, Autumn!!! I pray things are better, but if not, God is still working and still loves you very much!!!

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  11. The flower alone is stunning but the background is just out of the world gorgeous - I love the coppery colour tones with the teal toned colour, it works beautifully. A stunning card that anyone would be thrilled to receive! Hugs, Anne xx

    PS - Happy 4th July !!

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  12. What a stunning colour combo Autumn and a beautiful design.
    Julie x

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  13. a great big wow Autumn - absolutely stunning xx

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  14. Love how the gesso makes the ink float rather than become solid as it absorbs - gives a totally different look to your fabulous background. A beautiful card Autumn.
    I will leave you with Psalm 73 vs 25 &26
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  15. that peacock color is gorgeous, Autumn! It naturally goes with the jeweled coppery metal flowing throughout your masterpiece. I'm taken by your background with the multiple images showing through the inking. I hope you enjoy a great week! hugs, de

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  16. So rich and beautiful! Love your choice of stamp and ribbons! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Super work!

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  17. Beautiful colors! Wow, the teal and copper look amazing together! Love this!
    Sherrie k

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  18. So pretty Autumn! Love the copper embossing!

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  19. Gorgeous design and fabulous colour combination Autumn, love that beautiful bold flower xxx

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  20. Oh, Autumn, it's so beautiful! What a yummy combo of copper and teal! Love it! A big round applause for this wonderful card! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  21. I love the copper/teal combination and that embossed image is gorgeous! I hope you had a fun filled and safe 4th! Hugs!

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  22. Gorgeous! I can't believe this is a card. Looks like wall art! Thanks for joining us at Creative Carte Blanche.

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  23. A beautiful elegant card! A lovely colour combination and you have used very nice elegant stamps to create the background. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

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  24. Autumn...this is such a lovely card! I, like everyone else, love the copper flourish against the teal background. Very pretty. Love the book text peeking out behind the teal as well and the dimensional teal flower you have as your focal point is truly lovely. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us at Creative Carte Blanche.

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  25. WOW ... absolutely gorgeous Autumn! LOVE your choice of colors! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CREATE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

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  26. Just gorgeous, Autumn! I so love your book pages background. Thanks for your blog post; that Scripture is a favorite of mine. My one little word this year is "untroubled" and that verse is my key verse. ;-)

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  27. Perfection itself! Love the texture of the embossed background!

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  28. Beautiful copper embossing and love the flower and gorgeous bow
    Carol x

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  29. Stunningly Beautiful card, love the colours you've chosen, that copper against thebteal is amazin, gorgeous flower too, thanks so much for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping challenges...Esther xx

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  30. Wow, what a beautiful card, love that copper embossing, the beautiful colours and the flower and bow'

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

    Joan

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  31. Nice color combo! Great design. Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge!

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  32. How beautiful Autumn, Copper embossing and peacock feathers distress ink are a delicious combination together xx

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  33. Lovely art as always. Thanks so much for playing along with us in our Summer Flowers Challenge. I hope you will join us again soon.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

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  34. Wonderful entry for the Craft Stamper challenge this month
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

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  35. What a fabulous composition, Autumn! Love the way you incorporated the book pages and that beautiful flower! You rocked this art adventure! Thanks for joining us here at Creative Carte Blanche!

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  36. This is truly one of my favorites creations of yours, Autumn! That was a great idea to use copper as your brown and it's perfect with Peacock Feathers :-) Your stamp of choice (and application) is wonderful. I do love how your flower turned out - it still has dimension since you layered it and added the charm and bow. Just total deliciousness!!!

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