Saturday, October 11, 2014

Gesso & Watercolor

I've created a TAG-CARD for the following challenges:
 (Since I enjoy creating TAG-CARDs, I wanted to play along, again, with this FUN challenge.)
 (I'm falling in love with...Gesso and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink)
 (After applying Gesso, I watercolored with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.)
 (Virginia always has such FUN challenges.)

The hearts & "love" are clear-embossed, & stacked 4-high for added dimension.
The "you" is white embossed.

Stamps:  (SSS)-Tiny Tags
Dies:  (SSS)-Tic-Tac-Toe Hearts, Small Love You; (PTI)-Tag Sale #7
Ink:  Picked Raspberry DI
Other:  Gesso, Clear & White Embossing Powder, Hemp Cord, Button, Foam Adhesive

Happy Crafting!
Thanks for your visit.


Gunilla/Nilla said...

Beautiful. Love the bright pink together with the black.

Did you use a brush to apply the gesso.

Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs for you/Gunilla

Barb said...

This tag/card is so gorgeous, Marth! I ADORE the colors and that background looks amazing! I'm so happy you played in the SSS Flickr challenge! Thank you! ♥

walchowDesign said... how the gesso and raspeberry turned out, Martha!

Martha said...

Gunilla, to answer your question about Gesso, I usually just spread it with my fingers, a spatula-type tool, or an old credit card. I hope that helps.

Rosemary said...

another stunner, Martha!! love, love, love it!!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, this is beautiful, Martha!!! I really like this idea of the tag-card!!! (think I should give it a try sometime) I love the bright pink with the B&W and I absolutely love twine bows. The button is the perfect finishing touch!!! Lovely - like it a LOT!!!

Have a lovely week!!!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I can certainly see why you've fallen in love with Gesso and Picked Raspberry! I'm quite enamored with your tag, too! That background texture you achieved is incredible and I love how the different shades of pink play against the bold black and white elements. You've incorporated so many patterns and textures here and I think the end result is amazing. You've certainly inspired me with this tag and I'm so glad you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Greta said...

One of my all-time favorite color combos & boy did you make them shine, Martha! This is just stunning, my friend!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Martha :-) I love the tag shape and the colours, the whole design of this is fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Brenda said...

I just love every single one of your tags Martha! You really have a signature style, in my books anyway!
Tell me, did you let the Gesso dry first and then watercolour over it?

Martha said...

Brenda, thanks for your sweet comment. Yes, I allow the Gesso to dry first before doing the watercoloring.

maria f. said...

"Love" this. Your cards are always so perfectly executed!