Friday, 3 June 2016

Mixing Up CTS175 - Fabulous!


Still experimenting with my KGT (copying my friend Darnell by using that acronym for Kuretake Gansai Tambi) and distress ink watercolouring. This time using the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:



and Essentials by Ellen and Technique Tuesday products for the current Mix It Up Challenge at the Classroom.

I started with the blue wash. Once it was dry, I stamped my flowers and started watercolouring using lavender and pink to layer some colour onto the flowers. I used yellow and orange for the centres and added a touch of Stickles for sparkle. I inlaid the die before cutting the panel with an MFT Pierced Square die and finished by popping up two of the flowers.

I used:
-Technique Tuesday Fabulous die
-Essentials By Ellen Mondo Magnolia and matching dies
-KGT
-Distress Ink (for the wash)
-Stickles
-Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
-MFT Stone Gray Card Stock

17 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

This is beautiful, Ardyth! I love your colouring! Wonderful take on the sketch!

3kidmama said...

Such gorgeous colors

Brawny said...

Really fabulous card x

Sheila H said...

So delicate and so pretty!

Shirley said...

Beautiful!

Eliz Stewart said...

Love the colors and the card! (Great abbreviation!)

Bobby said...

I just have to say it. Fabulous!

maria f. said...

You've captured that hydrangea color perfectly.

My Paper Cat said...

This is beautiful. Love the colours you have used. Well done

Maxine D said...

Oh Ardyth - this is gorgeous - love your colours contrasted with the drama of the black sentiment.
Blessings
Maxine

Lisa said...

This is dreamy Ardyth!!

Hannelie said...

Stunner!!!
Thanks for joining CTS and making this beautiful card with my sketch this week!

Geri said...

This 'experiment' is definitely a success story! Beautiful water coloring technique - love the inlaid fabulous!

Lindsey said...

So pretty! Not sure I even knew you had KGT! You have used them like a pro! And what a lovely way to use the small stamp and die from the otherwise seriously mondo hydrangea.

Anita in France said...

Yep, absolutely fabulous, Ardyth ... gorgeous! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Chrissy Larson said...

Ardyth, you never cease to make me smile! This is gorgeous!!!

donna mikasa said...

You play so well with watercolors! Love your take on the sketch!