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Sunday, 13 March 2016

blue and green should never be seen .....

Hello there. I know I am not posting as often as I used to but I am terribly busy at work and so have  a lot less time available.
Recently I attended a couple of workshops by Ken Oliver and learnt some lovely techniques about powder watercolours.


So I tried to recreate  some at home.
I started by laying down stencil on watercolour card and added tiny sprinkles of powder. I used ultramarine (my absolute favourite), sea green and lemon. I know the saying blue and green should never be seen but I love this combination as I can see the colours of the sea.
Then I spritzed water and watched the magic happen. yes I am sad like that, I get excited watching these things!


I lifted the stencil carefully and flipped it over another piece of card....but that is for another project.
I left it to dry naturally. Then I matted on navy blue card and onto a 7x7 white base card.
I stamped the sentiment in deep purple archival ink and fashioned it into a banner.
And voila' my card is ready and is winding it's way to a friend to say thank you.
I think this is such a cool technique to make a background, don't you?

 Theresa xx


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Simon says stamp Monday challenge - make your own background


28 comments:

  1. So pretty, and a lovely colour combination! xx

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  2. The stencil is gorgeous Theresa and the colours are so so pretty. This is so vibrant and is enough without any extra embellishments apart from the sentiment which looks great curved away from the card and adds lovely dimension. x

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  3. This turned out beautifully! I am loving the way that some bits of color blended while others stayed at full intensity! And the stencil you chose looks amazing! This is definitely a stunning piece and even though you don't have as much time to craft as you would like (I hear you on that!!), I think it's great that you take what little time you DO have and create remarkable pieces like this! Thank you so much for sharing your techniques and talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  4. WOW marvellous result, I love the color combination too.
    Hugs Anja

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  5. The colours look amazing together , I am so pleased that you got to a workshop with the wonderful Ken Oliver....you lucky lady...Hope things get a bit easier at work , so that you can have more time to craft....big hugs...xxx

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    1. thank you Jo and it was in coventry too. i couldn't miss it. he is great, hugs xx

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  6. Super technique, and I love your blue & green colours. Thanks for linking up at CC&S.

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  7. Wow! It's fantastic! I love it!

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  8. Wonderful! I love the colors and the resist technique! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

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  9. Blue and green are my favourite colour combo too! Your stencil is beautiful and has made a gorgeous pattern! A very lovely card Theresa! Xxxx

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    1. thanks Wendy. i do love these 2 colours xx

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  10. Wow this is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing this at ATCAS :)

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  11. Beautiful colours and technique and I agree that blue and green *should* be seen! Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Caro x

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  12. Wow this is really beautiful love it. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

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  13. Wonderful technique and beautiful colours you have used too. Thanks for playing along at CC&S. Hugs Bev x

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  14. I don't know if these are Brushos but I've bought a set of the basic colours and can't wait to find time to play with them. I've always loved blue and green together no matter what the saying is! Thanks for joining us at CC&S this last week. Stef x

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    1. yes i have used brushos as those are the ones i have at home. and i do love the colour combo too as it reminds me of the beautiful mediterranean sea xx

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