October 17, 2009

CTD#64 Dasher

It's a rainy, cold Saturday here in Maryland. A perfect day to stay inside and play in my stamping space. I finally finished a card I started earlier in the week for the Color Throwdown Challenge #64 -- this week's colors are Baja Breeze, Black/Chocolate Chip, and Sahara Sand.
I also tried something different for the throwdown -- a watercolor wash background. (Be gentle; this is my first try at this technique!) I first saw this technique demonstrated by Beate. She has a marvelous video tutorial included on her blog, Fresh and Fun. If you are interested in viewing her tutorial... Go to her Blog and scroll down to her post of October 13.
For my watercolor wash background I used Baja Breeze & Sahara Sand reinkers. I stamped my Dasher image directly on the background, then embossed with copper EP. I also combined a strip of the WCW background with my sentiment. The only embellishments are various sizes of black epoxy dots.
Thanks for taking a peek. Hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods!
Supplies: Stamps - Dasher by SU!; Sentiment from the Believe set by PTI; Paper - sahara sand card base, PTI select white, SU! basic black, watercolor paper; Ink - baja breeze, sahara sand reinkers, Versafine onyx black; Accessories - Nestabilities dies, clear EP as well as copper EP, black epoxy dots by Recollections.

25 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card pat. I love how clean and simple it is with such a graceful image.

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  2. It's freezing here in Tennessee too!

    I love the copper embossing and I think your watercolor background looks great.

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  3. I think the background look spectacular! I love these colors together!!

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  4. I think it looks beatiful! I love the Dasher image - there's just SO much to do with it! Thanks for sharing your lovely card. :)

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  5. This is simply beautiful! Your watercolor wash looks fantastic!

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  6. Love this layout and the fun background/landscape that you created along with the embossing. Stunning

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  7. Hi Pat, just to let you know, yes we do the C4C Challenge every Sat. So please do link if you wish.

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  8. This reindeer image looks great embossed on that watercolor background.

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  9. Fabulous, the watercolored background looks great!

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  10. Gorgeous card Pat! I love how you have toned the background using this new technique! TFS

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  11. i love it~ the technique was super successful on your first try! the dasher stamp is one of my favorites, you did a great job!

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  12. Just fabulous, Pat! Those colors look great with the copper-embossed Dasher!

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  13. Beautiful design! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

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  14. What's to be gentle about?! This is outstanding! Your watercolor wash turned out beautifully, Pat. I think I will have to give this a try. GORGEOUS work!

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  15. Your watercolor wash has a lot of texture and depth. That worked out to be a perfect backdrop for this image. What a great first attempt at a new technique.

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  16. Your background is fabulous! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

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  17. The watercolor washed background is absolutely gorgeous, Pat! And I love your card, too.

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  18. Gorgeous card, Pat! Your colorwash looks wonderful.
    Hugs and smiles

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  19. This card is stunning! Those colors really worked well for this challenge.

    I hope you will be able to join us for a brand, new challenge that starts this Thurs called The Play Date Cafe...you can find the details at my blog! We would LOVE to have your style be a part of this 'differently inspired' challenge!

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  20. Very pretty---nice way to use this technique and image! Thanks for playing the CTD!

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  21. LOVE the background! And LOVE the embossed reindeer! Fab card!

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  22. That is beautiful, Pat! I need to try that watercolor wash bg; it looks fabulous!

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