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Fusion Challenge #10

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Hello!  I've squeezed a little time into some busy, busy summer days to create for the current (barely) Fusion Challenge...




I am a beach lover, but have to admit I have very little in the way of 'nautical' when it comes to card making. Certainly none of the new trendy images and sentiments that are out there.  But I did what I could with a more traditional style stamp from a set I have.  I did some 'painting' on watercolor paper after embossing in white...

I wanted to keep the colors REALLY soft...wasn't really working for detail here either,...just a soft washed and watery look.  I achieved that by first brushing on water, and then picking up color right off the tip of my watercolor pencils' tips with my aqua-flow brush.  I don't do this very often (although I really enjoy it when I do) so it took me a couple tries.  I was pleased with this final one, though.

Hope you've enjoyed your visit here today...I appreciate it!
~geri~

36 comments:

  1. oh my, the white embossing is gorgeous...lovely work! Thanks for playing with us at Fusion!

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  2. Geri there are no words...this is simply stunning!!!

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  3. Stunning! I love the embossed woodgrain on the bottom and the coloring is perfect, just so subtle and beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Ladies!!! I didn't really think anyone would think this was any big deal...I appreciate your kind thoughts!!!

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  4. Absolutely GORGEOUS card! I love the softness of your watercoloring...and the scene is just beautiful!!!

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  5. This is absolutely beautiful - so soft and subtle - I adore the white EP on white and the gentle colouring.
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

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  6. So soft and pretty. I like all the fab textures on your card. :)

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  7. OH....MY....GOSH! This is incredible Geri girl. I would never have thought to do the embossing in white, but what a gorgeous effect with the soft water coloring, Oh how I do love the way your crafty mind works. Hugs!

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  8. Lovely scene, and your watercoloring is gorgeous. Well done Geri!

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  9. *gasp* and *gasp* again!! Absolutely beyond fabulous, my friend! The soft coloring along with the white wood grain...stunning! :o)

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  10. Wow, this is gorgeous. Do you know how long it has been since I actually stamped and watercolored?! This is beautiful ... I'm inspired. And the embossing is a wonderful idea to add texture too!

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  12. Sorry Geri I hit publish too quickly. This is so gorgeous, an amazing background. Very dreamy.

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  13. So happy to check in this evening and find a new card from you. Love the water coloring, I have not tried that. I need to add that to my list of things to do!!! The embossing made it just pop!!

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  14. This is ever so dreamy, Geri! So pretty! LOVE all the gorgeous, textural details in that beautiful scene!

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  15. This is gorgeous! Love the soft colors and the embossing!

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  16. GORGEOUS!! I am loving the look of white embossing with light colouring or watercolour, and I think it works so perfect for your lighthouse scene... STUNNING, friend!!

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  17. This is stunning! I love the water-coloring - so peaceful - paired with natural ribbon and wood grain texture. Perfect!

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  18. Beautiful...I LOVE this.....as soon as I saw your name in the Fusion challenge, I had to pop right over and see it in full view...gorgeous...good luck on the challenge :>)

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  19. This is beautiful with the soft watercoloring! The embossed woodgrain on the bottom and that pretty, natural ribbon and button are the perfect accompaniment!

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  20. This is gorgeous! What stamp did you use??

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  21. Oh wow, Geri! You've done it again! Another beauty!

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  22. Stunning....took my breath away! Beautifully soft and gorgeous! Headed straight over to vote for your card, then came back here to say WOW and to continue staring at your card.....

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  23. Hi Geri, your card is stunning, love the beautiful soft colouring. I voted for you, good luck!

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  24. If the makers of this stamp, do not ask your permission to use this as an example of the highest art possible from their product, they're fools. Talk about using a stamp to its fullest potential! And what a revelation, that taking the color off the tip of the pencil, could be used in such a controlled way. I have no particular fondness for lighthouses, but I could live there happily for the rest of my life.

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  25. Oh my heavens this is gorgeous!

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  26. You didn't think this would be any big deal, Geri! Heavens, girl, this would get my vote for Card of the Year 2013!! The layers and textures and water coloring and embossing and yet it looks non-fussy and soft and, well, delicious! So pinned and so deserving of another win for you from Fusion!! xxoo Darnell

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  27. I agree 100% with Darnell! I really, really LOVE this card! Congrats to you on receiving HM on the Fusion challenge!

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  28. I agree too. With EVERYTHING said by everyone. There are no more words. This is stunning! What a beautiful job. Congrats on the Fusion HM win. Ha, ha, no big deal, indeed.

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  29. it's def one of the most beautiful cards i've ever seen in my life!!!!! absolutely gorgeous!!! i'm wondering abt stamp u used))?

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  30. Stunning! Makes me want to jump into the card and be there :-)

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  31. Congrats on your Fusion win! I loved this when I saw it which would be why I voted for it! LOL. :-). It's so pretty and well designed. I think I need to pin this for sure!

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  32. Beautiful. I love the effect of the watercolours and white embossing. Really lovely!

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  33. This is jaw-dropping gorgeous, Geri!

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