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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

MIM #283 Watercolor Wash Backgrounds & CAS May Mix Up Card challenge

Hi friends, it seems forever since I have played in challenges and had time to visit a few of you!
I am sorry that life is getting in the way of my playing!  I was watching my next door grandchildren for a week while their parents were in Cabo...ha ha my blood pressure was a bit high that week!  *wink*  Glad they are home now!  And the kiddos were really great, just not used to the pressure of getting up early, making lunches and breakfasts for two of the three and driving all three to three different schools at three different times!  PHEW glad things are back to normal and I can have some fun!
So I started out this morning playing along with PTI and their latest Make it Monday where Laurie does a watercolor wash background.  I used the Bold Blossom flowers and made my card.  I had fun with this and would like to make a few more...and I think I will try her full card wash with embossing a background!  Go check out the video, it is Laurie's first one for PTI and she did a great job!
I am editing this to add it to the May CAS Mix Up Card challenge 
because Loll told me to!!  * wink *
 
I have stamping, splattering and embossing!!
Thanks Loll for the hint...sometimes I am on a one tracked mindset!
Heart Hugs, friends!



17 comments:

  1. Loving your card lots, love the colours, the green boarder and the splats..........then those flowers are among my fav's ( I think all the PTI flowers are my favs :) )

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  2. Beautiful card Colleen! Love your green water colored background and lovely, lovely flowers! Glad you got to spend some time in your happy place...we miss you when you're not around! :0)

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  3. I watched her video and she did do a great job. I want to try that technique too. Your card is so pretty with the wash and splatters. It wore me out just reading about your week with the grands! That's a lot when we are not used to that routine. Glad things are back to normal.

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  4. Your flowers are beautiful against the bright green wash. Gorgeous card, Colleen! So happy to see your lovely creations in the lineup again!

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  5. LOVELY WORK!! The water color wash is SO FUN! AND your flowers are BEAUTIFUL TOO!!!! ;) SO GLAD things are back to normal for you! ;) Kids, just seem to BRIGHTEN THINGS UP & make you feel your age, don't they? LOL ;)

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  6. This is stunning Colleen! Glad to see you're rested and creating again. I was tired just reading all that you had to do. ;0)

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  7. So pretty Colleen. Your pretty flowers pop off the watercoloured background. Love those splatters in the top left corner. We would love you to share this card at CAS Mix Up where the challenge for May is Splattering. xx

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  8. Gorgeous how the vibrant colours work together.

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  9. :) *wink* Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up, Colleen!! xx

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  10. Aw, we need a bright, cheery spring bouquet like your card features in Oregon! I'm experiencing thunderstorms after yesterday's wonderful warmth!

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  11. Sounds like and exciting week, Colleen! Glad you can get back to playing and relaxing! Love your pretty flowers and the wash background along with the splatters! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! It fits at CAS Watercolour too, "wink".

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  12. Gorgeous card, Colleen!! So glad you have your routine back!! LOL! I know what you mean...I am an administrator, and I keep telling everyone that it's so hard for parents who have more than one drop-off! Your card is gorgeous!! Love the colors you chose, and you remembered the splatters!! LOL...Awesome!

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  13. Beautiful and vibrant ... a smile on a card! Simply fabulous.
    Elaine

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  14. Sounds like you had a busy week! Your card is fabulous! That bold water colored background really makes those flowers shine! Hope you have a restful week!

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  15. So glad you had fun with the technique, I love the result! Your bright and bold colors are perfect together. What a happy card!

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  16. Busy and fun but glad it's over! sounds wonderful. Looks like your mojo was busting out as soon as you got inky friend! This is beautiful : )

    Patti

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  17. Love the bright colours of the flowers - they are beautifully set off by the watercolour wash background and splatters. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

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