Monday, March 3, 2014

All that Glitters is Gold

I actually made a card that qualifies for three challenges today - a first for me!  The current color challenge at Dynamic Duos is Rose Red & Midnight Muse:

So I paired these colors up with the current CAS(E) this Sketch #66:


And played along with my blogging buddy's new challenge blog called Virginia's View Challenge :


I "met" Virginia through the Hero Arts Flickr group many, many moons ago and have always been inspired by her upbeat and creative design style so I'm so excited she's decided to start her own challenge blog!  You should definitely check it out! 


I first gold embossed Hero Arts Large Flower Background CG408 on a piece of Strathmore 140 lb cold press watercolor paper and then watercolored the image using Tim Holtz spun sugar, worn lipstick, faded jeans and antique linen distress markers and an aqua brush.  After cutting the completed piece into a tilted panel I mounted it on a piece of gold cs before adhering it to the card front. Sentiment from Papertrey Ink Ruby Rose set was stamped using Tsukineko Galaxy Gold Brilliance pigment ink.
Other Supplies Used:  Stampin' Up midnight muse cs and gold sequins


Hope your week has started out to be a good one:)  We woke up to snow and below freezing temps AGAIN - it's getting REALLY old! 

19 comments:

Lin said...

Love the gold embossing, Robin! Your watercoloring is so pretty against it!

Rosemary said...

beautiful take on all three challenges, robin... love the gold embossing with the watercoloring!

Virginia Lu said...

Robin, you are SO sweet! I am the lucky one to "meet" you and so many wonderful stamping friends! Your gold embossing is a perfect with the water-colored blooms! I love the soft and gorgeous flowers and I love the blue that you colored to match with the blue card stock! So honored an happy to see your participation with the new challenge! PS: the new blog format looks great, too!

joy said...

LOVE this card, Robin! Superb craftsmanship and such pretty colors. Good luck in the challenges.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Wonderful!!! Love the gold touches!

Nat said...

goegeous design, wow!!! :)

Graciellie CH said...

I appreciate your kind words on my card. Yours is amazing and the color combination is bold and elegant.

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Maureen said...

Really beautiful watercoloring! And love the tilted panel with the gold mat!

Michelle said...

Wow, Robin! This card is fabulous!! I have these stamps, and I never would have thought to pair them together. Absolutely gorgeous!

Julie Gearinger said...

This is gorgeous! Love the embossing and the coloring of the floral panel- great job!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Dynamic Duos :-)

Greta said...

Gorgeous card, Robin--love the angles! Sorry you're still dealing with snow--we've moved on to rain, but not as bad as California.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is beautiful! I love how you tilted the rectangle! Great take on the sketch!

Michelle said...

Robin, this is jaw-dropping gorgeous!!!! I love the gold outline and watercolored flowers! Fabulous design!!! Thanks for joining the DD!

Robin Cooper said...

Wow! This is one of the prettiest cards I have seen with this stamp!!

Lisa Kind said...

Hi Robin! I love your card! And I do remember you at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff! It is a small world! I'll be following your blog now on Feedly! Glad we found each other!

Nancy said...

WOW! Such a gorgeous way to incorporate the water color technique, Robin! Just beautiful! I love the design and the way you cropped the flower stamp!

Brenda said...

I adore the watercolour against the gold embossing Robin! Really beautiful!

Ginny said...

Robin, this card is spectacular!!! I am going to have to pin it. Love that gold embossing and the entire design. One of my very favorite cards ever! And p.s. thank you SO much for stopping by and leaving me all your super sweet comments!

Trinh said...

Gosh this is beautiful, Robin! Love how you angled the flower panel to go along with that PTI sentiment.