Monday, October 27, 2014

How Beautiful a Day Can Be...

A happy Monday to you!

I have a short and simple post for today's card, a CAS watercolor card that I added just a bit of mixed media touches to - and it's still "flat" compared to my usual "fully loaded" and floral style.  :)

To get the black and white stencil details along the sides and top, I mixed black craft paint with molding paste, and applied it "sloppily" through the stencil, allowing some of the mix to seep underneath. I wanted to get some free-style shading with the black, but still make a guideline for the white that was to come. Once that black layer was dried (with a little help from my heat gun), I went back over it using the same areas of the stencil, but this time using super heavy white gesso for slightly more detailed lines...

I used mini pearls to accent the center of the poppies, to give a little texture to the stamped design (and used mini black gems inside the small purple flowers in the design)...

So hard to photograph sparkly glitter - at least for me! But I tried anyway. :)  Black Diamond Stickles was applied heavily over the butterfly in the design, to add just a bit of sparkly, understated texture...

Image stamp:   Indigo Blu "Blazing Poppies"
Sentiment stamp:   Reverse Confetti "Paper Crane"
Stencil:   The Crafters Workshop Mini Chickenwire Reversed
Pearls:   Recollections          Black gems:   Kaisercraft            Watercolors:   Sakura Koi
Miscellaneous:   black hemp cording,  Golden molding paste,  Liquitex super heavy gesso,   Black Diamond Stickles

Thanks for popping in for a visit today...I hope your week is starting with a smile!


  1. This looks wonderful! Love the flowers and the wire stamp looks fabulous too! Lovely card

  2. Oh wow Kathy, this is just gorgeous! I always learn new things when I visit your blog, thank you! x

  3. Oh wow Kathy! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I so love your watercoloring and style .. so full of elegance and BEAUTY!!!!! You are amazing!

    I hope all is well!

    Big Hugs,

  4. This is so beautiful! Love it!


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