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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Spring Violets

A few weeks ago, I won some blog candy from the wonderfully talented Laura Frederickson.  I remember when I first started blogging, she was very helpful to me, and besides being very creative, she is just a very nice person!  She sent ME a lovely thank you card:

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Isn't this pretty?  I love the little details.  One of the items I won was the gorgeous set from Flourishes titled "Sweet Violets".  I finally got a chance to play with it, and although this was a rather quick attempt, I thought it came out pretty well.  I began to use the few Copics I had, but ended up finishing it with my reinkers and my aquapainter, using a technique called Drunken Watercoloring!  Instead of using water in your aquapainter, you use alcohol; your reinkers then become sort of like Copics, and although it takes a little experimentation, the colors remain truer than using straight water.  So what do you think?

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I popped up a violet and a leaf, and added some dew drops, mounting it on some Mellow Moss & Basic Black, then on an Almost Amethyst card stamped with CHF's Leaves Backgrounder. Since the design is fairly large, I didn't add a lot of extras--this was really just a practice piece!  I added a little violet on the inside as well:

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I won another item, and I'll be making something with that in the next few days, so be on the lookout!  Have a great day!

20 comments:

Cindy Malone said...

Very Beautiful LeAnne!
Thanks for the link to the Drunken Watercoloring, I must try this as I love to watercolor.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh your violet card is STUNNING!! Love Love LOVE it! ...one of my favorite Flourishes sets!

Shawn said...

LeAnne, your coloring on the violets is incredible!!!! Have you been back to Rubenstein's for more Copics? I've never tried the Drunken Watercoloring ...must put that on my list for this week.

Seriously....this card is amazing!!! xoxo

Christi said...

They are both beautiful but the coloring on the violet card is amazing!! LOVE it!!

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to try "drunken watercoloring" It really turned out great! For week I have been admiring your pearl droplets....you have got to tell us where you got them! lol

Sue said...

Very pretty card! I just love all the cards I've seen made with that set. I have found Laura so very nice as well, and oh so talented. You are, too! I love to look to see what you have each day. Thanks for sharing.

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Your coloring is beautiful! What a wonderful stamp set to win!!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card LeAnne! Violets are one of my favorite flowers!

dana said...

OH HOW I MISS MY SCRAPPING STUFF!! I couldn't bring it all down to Florida. Here I am, scrapless.....and with a kidney stone and no doctor in this area.

I wanna make a carddddddddd!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Oh my this is beautiful!! I've got to have that violet set soon! I love how you colored this one, nice job!
Carol

Kathy Mc said...

LeAnne, your card is absolutely beautiful. Great job! Love Laura's card also. Such talented ladies. Thanks for sharing.

Juanita said...

I love your card. I do not love to color, but I might try the 'drunken watercoloring'

Barbara said...

I think it's GORGEOUS!!!! I'd never heard of drunken watercoloring--thanks for the link! Really, really pretty, LeAnne. You did just great!

mudmaven said...

Great cards today LeAnne. Love those violets! ~chris

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Two gorgeous cards! Your violet one is so pretty :)

Jetstudio Designs said...

Beautiful card! I just love the violet card, the colors are perfect and your coloring is great!

Andrea said...

Love your violet card....so pretty. I love the way you colored it in with drunken watercoloring...I'll have to give that a try. You always make such pretty cards.

Stamp and Smile said...

Beautiful cards LeAnne! I have done the Drunken Watercoloring and it sure does POP the color. You did a great job on yours!! Sweet... :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

FABULOUS coloring on those violets, LeAnne! It's absolutely stunning!

LOL Word Verification: ratstax bwahahahaha!

Kathleen said...

Oh my---those violets are amazing---you are so talented in coloring---just lovely--