I added this pretty Cosmos Bunch stamp and coordinating dies were one of my purchases in December while sale shopping. I did not however get the stencils - I thought I'd have remorse about that until I watched one of my friend Channin's videos and had a 'light bulb' moment! Why not try it without the stencils, but use the blending brushes for a 'loose' water colored look? Here's how I did it, using a clear heat embossed image...
I have a set of 'inexpensive' makeup brushes from Amazon that included this tiny little round brush - perfect to get into those tiny flowers and leaves. Then a larger brush [from Big Lots] for the main flowers.
Then a good spritzing of clean water to get those inks flowing.
A quick dry, and press under a heavy book, and it was ready to
die cut, and mount on my card!
I've taken this sentiment to heart - slowly, I'm coming back my friends!
Thanks for your patience!
As for my CAS Mix Up card? I kept it much cleaner, and simpler by white heat embossing, and loose water coloring - it's amazing how easy it is with a little ink, and a lot of water!
Well, I was just checking the gallery for new entries against my commenting number and what should I find but this lovely offering from wonderful you. Your loose watercolouring is perfect and I love that sentiment, we should all do that more often. Well done you. I also love the sentiment on your second card, very good. I am so glad to hear your are slowly coming back up. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us as CAS Mix Up xx
I've been playing with a little 'loose watercolouring' too, it's half successful so far lol..... Hopefully it will look as good as these beauties when I finish!
Two terrific techniques and resulting wonderful cards. I am intrigued by the first one but fear that my need for control may hinder my success with it - ha! You are so creative and kind. Thanks for sharing.
Look at you getting all artsy, these are fabulous!
Gorgeous! Love your new-found way to get "loose" water coloring, but I'm really partial to your beautiful coloring on the second card!
They are both gorgeous!!! I really love the second one...I just love that look!
Marisela Delgado said: Both cards are so pretty! You did awesome! ☺ I hope you are well and keeping warm. We were 78*F and humid a couple of days ago. We don't do Winter very well. ☺ Warm hugs! Marisela email@example.com
Fabulous cards! Your loose watercolouring looks wonderful - so free and loose :). Love it!
Loose watercoloring is addicting:-) I definitely want to play again after seeing your 2 beauties. Such different and beautiful cards using different Loose watercoloring techniques. I love them both, Michele. So much fun playing with new toys too. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up with your 2nd Gorgeous heat eb, loosely watercolored die cut flowers card. I think we all needed a break after a very busy crafting holiday season. I know I am starting to get my mojo back...Love and Hugs...Nancy
Two beautiful cards...I like the idea of spritzing with water and letting the inks run.
well done mf.
Amazing, Michele. Look at how creative you are in achieving that loose watercolor effect. I love both cards and especially that sentiment on the first one. Your creativity impresses me to no end, my friend. Crafty hugs!
What a brilliant way to add color! Game changer. And I need that set just for the sentiments! How wonderful.
You definitely don't need the stencils, Michele! Your first card demonstrates another way to do loose watercolor! I love how the colors blended and colored outside the lines! The white embossing on the second card gives a whole new look to that stamp that's just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!
Blending then spraying? I think you have discovered a new technique, Michele. I love how the flowing ink makes such a wonderful background for the flowers.
Look at you being your initimable self, i.e., brilliantly creative. Love both cards and especially the one for CAS Mix Up. It's a doozy...soft and free flowing. Just what the slump doctor ordered. Being in that slump myself, I fully understand. Think you've fought your way out of yours, though. This a beautiful step in the right direction. Thanks for pushing through it for us at CAS Mix Up.
Wow Beautiful cards Michelle, love the blending then spritzing technique ♥
These are both beautiful Michele!
What a pretty and artsy effect on your first fabulous card Michele x. Dainty and beautiful second one, with a wonderful loose effect too x. So good to see you blogging Michele and heartfelt and beautiful sentiments on both x.
Oh I do love that splash and go card - such fun to do and you are never quite sure how will turn out! I feel like that about every card I do....never quite sure how it will turn out! Yours is lovely! And so is your perfectly neat and tidy one!
Beautifully done...I just might get back into flowers this year.
You did a great job with loose watercoloring, Michele! I stink at watercoloring, so maybe I'll try this technique...especially your CAS version with white EP...it's so pretty ~ xx
Two stunning examples of loose water-colouring! Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up:)
Ooooh, beautiful! Love both cards and think your brushed and spritzed card is a brilliant idea!
I've been thinking about how your "broken creative bones" were healing after the break, my friend. :-)
Both loose watercoloring are fabulous and have a totally different look from each other. Love the organic blend and flow of the inks of the first card and the clean look of the second card!
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