Monday, May 30, 2016

Make it Monday #251: Gradient Watercolor Die Cuts


Y'all know how I am about Papertrey Ink's MIM challenges - they are usually too challenging for me! But I love today's Gradient Watercolor Die Cuts challenge and I'm so excited with how my card turned out. The best part is that the sentiment is STRAIGHT! STRAIGHT!! I used my mini MISTI to produce that magic! (Speaking of magic, did y'all watch the Harry Potter marathon this weekend? Deathly Hallows 1 & 2 are on today and make perfect watching while crafting!) I applied Tim Holtz's Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Abandoned Coral, and Barn Door directly to a piece of watercolor paper. I used my Aquapainter to blend the colors and then used the Mighty Oak cover plate to die cut the paper. I thought I might use solid brown for the tree trunk, but I decided I liked the colorful piece better. I stamped a sentiment from the coordinating stamp set PERFECTLY STRAIGHT in Barn Door using my mini MISTI. I love the negative piece that was left so I'll be using that for another colorful creation. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Memorial Day - please remember those who have given their lives serving our country. Freedom isn't free.

8 comments:

A splash of color said...

Beautiful card. The colors were just wonderful. I do love the negative and positive. That way we get to make two cards instead of just one :)

victoria h said...

fabulous watercolouring- love Harry Potter films too!

Colleen said...

You selected the perfect die and made an amazing card with your colors! Beautiful!!

Marcia HIll said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful Angela and I love your straight sentiment too!! Don't ya just LOVE the MISTI?!! :0)

artful-notions said...

1st of all, Angela, if I did a piece that came out that beautiful, it would be torture to die cut it! But you did, and the result is gorgeous! Did I mention, I love the colors? Wild!

Karen Wade said...

You did such a nice job, The colors are just beautiful.

Marybeth said...

Me too and you did one awesome job for this week! Wow this is gorgeous and the colors amazing!

Betty Wright said...

The colors are fabulous! Wonderful design!