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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"SIMON SAYS WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE - Make Your Own Background (Water Color Distress Backgrounds for Cards)

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Hello Shades of Stamping readers, Connie Paxman here from Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan.
Be sure to stop by Simon Says Blog - Wednesday Challenge and feast your crafting appetite on the what other challenge players created 
I have to share today, five Cards I created using Water Colors and Dry Embossing; I made these cards for one of my customers.
First, I must say, water color paints are by far my favorite art medium.
Water Color paints allows for an inherent freedom of expression.  The paints, blamelessly stream where they may, into indiscriminate color formations. There are no mistakes and each piece brings about its own personality. This, is my passion, to create with no rules and go with the flow. For added dimension, I  ran the pieces through my Big Shot machine using Dry Embossing Folders.  After dry embossing the water color pieces, I gently sanded off the raised portion of water color. Voila and another expression is born. 
WARNING: THIS TECHIQUE IS VERY ADDICTING
SUPPLIES IN THIS PROJECT:
Water Color Paints:  Zig Kuretake Gansa Tabi and Dick Blick
Border Punches:  Friskars and Martha Stewart 
Stamps:  Stampin Up
thanks you for visiting my blog and I enjoy your comments.
Connie Paxman

9 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

So fun to come across your cards- I have no idea how I landed on your blog- but glad to find you! I love your beautiful cards!

Heather said...

Fabulous cards, each have a wonderful design and your colours and used a great technique!!

Thanks so much for joining us along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
hugs
Heather xx

Beth Norman said...

Oh my, Connie, these cards are gorgeous. I love, love, love the watercolour paints and the technique you used.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Fabulous cards, Connie! Textures and paint look gorgeous!
Thank you for stopping by at my blog and leaving me kind words. :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Thanks for visiting my blog from seeing my entry in Simon Says Stamp. I like the variety of backgrounds with wonderful colors, layers & texture. I have enjoyed visiting Canada but have only been to Ontario & Vancouver.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Beth said...

Connie love love your cards and the different effects with your embossing folders...beautiful job GF.

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous colours and effect! Great inspirations!

Helen said...

Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog - your cards are amazing. Very creative and beautifully made.

Helen x

Clare said...

How wow!! All your backgrounds are just amazing!! Beautiful beautiful work!

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