Monday, November 5, 2007

"Arty Girlz" and Ecoline Watercolour Inks from Quiet Fire Design!


The new Arty Girlz challenge is BLING! I hope my teeny Swarovski crystals count! (can you even SEE them :0) Thanks to Godelieve's tremendous inspiration, I've been playing with Ecoline Watercolour Inks. I'm thrilled to know Suzanne carries them here in Canada at Quiet Fire Design. I've colour washed these backgrounds, a couple with resist techniques, and one with a plain colour wash. I am LOVING these inks! For the resist cards, I stamped and embossed with clear EP, then wet the watercolour paper, then dribbled two colours on the wet paper, tipped the paper and let them run.



Stamps used: Card directly left uses the Agapanthus from Stampendous and Butterfly Ball from Penny Black (available here at Scrapper's Haven); card at far left uses the Butterfly Ball; sentiment stamps on all cards are Gentle Thoughts calligraphy stamps from Quiet Fire Design. These are reproduced from Suzanne's beautiful hand calligraphy.

This fabulous Impression Obsession Flower Background stamp designed by Leigh Hannan is available directly from Mitra's collection at Impression Obsession). I first saw this used by Daria over at her Two Peas gallery and just had to have it...you know that feeling! Thanks for THAT inspiration Daria!






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15 comments:

Kaz said...

WOW these are all fab, but the blue and green butterfly one is absolutely stunning. what a brill effect.
really gorgeous work.

Susan said...

Oh, just beautiful...isn't it fun to discover another medium...and you know I ADORE those BUTTERFLIES.

Kim H. said...

WOWZER these are all awesome! I love these inks too! So much fun to play with! Great job!

Penny said...

These really are stunning, such beautiful colours and techniques too.

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

What a BEAUTIFUL, inspirational blog you have Deborah - I have put you into my faves - don't want to miss out on your creations!
These cards are exquisite!

Andrea said...

fantastic cards, those backgrounds are amazing

Julie said...

Your work is amazing!!!

Absolutely stunning cards WOW

Thanks for joining in With Arty Girlz Challenge Blog :) xx

crissi said...

Beautiful cards love the backgrounds.
Thanks for taking part in the Arty Girlz Challenge.
crissi xx

Anonymous said...

They turned out wonderful. Love using that resist technique. Take care Yogi

Beth said...

Ohhhhhhhh so pretty! I'm going to order my Ecolines now. You are so talented.

Sandy said...

Wow wonderful Cards. Gorgeous.

Paula said...

Very beautiful cards. Love them all!

Hermine said...

Beautiful, these colours work so well.

stampingbalou said...

Wow, these cards are just fabulous, so stunning - great art work - really !

Godelieve said...

These are real beauties Deborah!