Friday, June 20, 2014

Live In The Moment - Watercolor Poppies (plus a giveaway)


Happy Friday, everyone!
I'm super excited to share today's card with you 
because it was truly a labor of love.
Right now it is just about 4AM and I am typing this with
inky stained fingers after staying up late (LATE) painting.
The mood just struck around midnight, just as I was getting ready for bed,
and the next thing I know, here I am, drafting this post,
exhausted, but happy.

I have been obsessively watching videos of the incredible
Swarup Murthy AKA Sanketi and here extreme watercolor skills
but felt too intimidated to try a floral image like this myself -- until tonight.
I stamped my design with the Sheena Paint Fusion "Poppies"
from Crafter's Companion and since I found my actual watercolors
(brand new - still in the box) too scary to crack open, I brought out
a whole bunch of my Distress Inks instead.

It took a lot of layers (several hours worth) using the Distress Inks,
and I definitely see things I would fix next time around,
but I'm really pleased with how it turned out in the end.
I used the Sheena A Little Bit Scenic "Silhouette Grasses" to add my sentiment.

Maybe after this I'll get brave and break out my watercolors after all. ;)

****** GIVEAWAY ALERT ******

I have two extra Memento Luxe ink pads to give away.
I was sent an Angel Pink by mistake in a previous order, and
Crafter's Companion was generous enough to let me offer it up as blog candy.
I also ordered Love Letter by mistake this month,
 so I decided to give that one away as well.

If you'd like a chance to win these two ink pads and give them a try,
just leave me a comment here and make sure I have a way 
to contact you for a shipping address. :)

I'll draw a winner on Monday.

Have a great day!


87 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful card. Truly eye catching. That was one midnight painting session that well and truly paid off. Hit those watercolours and let us see the results.

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  2. Gorgeous card! Love the watercoloring!!! :)

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  3. Totally stunning! Great watercolouring!

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  4. Holy moly that's an amazing card! It looks like a masterpiece that should be framed. Your water coloring projects have been very inspiring! Now go get some rest ;)

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  5. That card is definitely a work of art. I'm excited about the giveaway. Georgiana at agape4gigi at gmail.com

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  6. Gorgeous card!! I enjoy watching your videos on YouTube, especially the hauls!

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing your blessings. And thank you for sharing your craftiness. I always enjoy your you tube videos

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  8. I really like the mama elephant kids stamp set it is so adorable!!

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  9. Your card is absolutely beautiful it looks like the poppies are coming off the card!! I also bought the In Your Heart Stamp and The Sunshine Skies stamp I think its called too. I've never tried memento luxe inks they are so vibrant! Thank you for sharing your crafty talent with us, I find inspirations when I watch your videos!! kimmeegrrl@gmail.com

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  10. i love the poppies, can you use these ink pads for water coloring too? i've none of these so i don't know, the card is stunning

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  11. Beautiful watercolor card! I have never tried the memento luxe inks but have always wanted to! Maybe ill give them a try! Thanks for your great videos!

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  12. Amazing job painting the poppies! Woud love to try the Memento Luxe inks! Thanks for the chance.

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  13. I just subscribed on your Youtube channel and love the poppy water color card. I am checking you out..... thank you.

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  14. Your card is beautiful!!! I've bought several of the Mama Elephant stamp sets too! Love them! Thanks for the chance to win. Pt12072000@yahoo.com

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  15. Hello Christy! The poppy card you made is beautiful. I can't tell you the last time I stayed up all night to make a card...good for you! Thanks for the chance to win the inks, it is very kind of you! Happy day!

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  16. You are truly talented card maker! Thanks for your inspiration and the chancento win the inks! I've been wanting to try them for quite a while. Vinni53@hotmail.com

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  17. You made a beautiful card. I was looking at some of the other water coloring you did with distress inks and I must say I am in awe at how lovely they were.

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  19. Hi Christy
    What a beautiful watercolor card! Your videos are always so inspiring.Thank you for the opportunity to win the ink pads :) very kind of you , now get some sleep lol (lilron1@aol.com)

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  20. love your videos..thanks for the candy!! and am now a follower here as well!!

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  21. Thanks for the chance to try the inks....I actually don't own any Luxe! Always love your ALL your videos Christy =)

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  22. I enjoy watching your videos on YouTube. Thank you for sharing your crafty talent with us. (glorimarlugobatiz@gmail.com)

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  23. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful videos on YT.

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    1. I look forward to your videos. What a stunning watercolor flower card. Thank you for sharing and for the opportunity and chance to win. I have never tried the Memento Luxe ink pads before. Their colors are gorgeous. Keep the great videos coming. (laurieh1408@gmail.com)

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  25. I Love your watercolor card! I am so addicted to Poppies so this call to me. I keep looking at the Luxe inks but have yet to purchase any.

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  26. This card is absolutely amazing Christie! Great haul too! I saw Sandy Alnock make a sweet card with the Mama Elephant stamp set with the kids. I think that was a fund raiser set for OWH and as an Army mom I love the sentiments in it too! Great for our heroes!

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  27. As I mentioned on YT, your card is absolutely GORGEOUS, Christy!!! Thank you so much for sharing your haul with us, too...I can't wait to see what you create with all those fab ME goodies!
    Thanks for a chance to win some blog candy! My email is on my blog, if I should be so lucky!
    Oh, BTW: I have some blog candy up for grabs on my blog, if you're interested: http://barbsstudiocreations.blogspot.com/2014/06/exciting-news-and-giveaway.html
    Also, I signed up for Bloglovin' so I don't miss your posts :-)

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  28. Love the color of the flowers. The spattered background looks really good.

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  29. Christina, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the purple and green shading which just makes those beautiful Poppies simply pop off the card. Your message is beautiful too. Thank you for sharing it with us. It would make an amazing canvas!

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  30. I am always excited when I see a new youtube video. You are so creative and I love your hauls. I am on a spending freeze so I get my fix watching yours. Really like the card and giveaway. I have not tried these inks yet. Janet

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  31. Such a great haul! The latest ME release is so darn cute I think it might eat up most of my budget as well. My favorite little kiddo is also the little girl sitting down with pig tails. It'd be so cute if you could feature a card with her! Your watercolor card is gorgeous and I think we all would love a tutorial video!

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  32. Gorgeous card... loved your haul video!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!! Hugs,
    Laila

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  33. Your haul videos always make me want to place an order :P I just LOVE them! And the card is amazing!!

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  34. I loved all the goodies you got from Mama Elephant! Super fun!

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  35. Hi Christy Your water coloring is very pretty. I love watching hauls and thanks for the opportunity to win some super fab Memento Luxe ink too!!! They are on my wish list. Mary allthatscrafty on youtube

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  36. Love your card! I really like to "sunburst" in the set. Thanks for the chance to win the inks, I love the ones i have collected so far!

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  37. Your card is absolutely amazing! I will have get my watercolors out too (gulp!).... or my Distress Inks! Gorgeous poppies stamp!
    I have been wanting to try out the Memento Luxe pads, so your prize would be awesome! Thanks for the chance!
    deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

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  38. Beautiful card! Thanks for a chance to win. sharibreilandATgmailDOTcom

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  39. Your videos are awesome! Can't wait to see the tutorial for the card.

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  40. Wow what a gorgeous card! Thanks for the chance to win! Would love to try the Luxe inks as I never have before.

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  41. Amazing your card is so beautiful. Thanks for the chance to enter.
    Jessica_walter81@yahoo.com

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  42. As I mentioned on YouTube, I love your work. Thanks for chance to win. If by any miracle...you can reach me at gigglls67@gmail.com

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  43. Thanks for the giveaway. I don't have both of those ink colors. Thanks for the chance to win. My email is: micaht9@gmail.com if you need to reach me. Thanks again

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  44. Awesome haul, love mumma elephant. Thanks Christy

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  45. Love your card. I'm dabbling with watercolor but haven't yet achieved the look you have! Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway!

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  46. Hi Christy:) Gosh, I really have to try some of the Mama Elephant stamps, they are so cute! :) Your card is beautiful and it really inspires to to do more watercoloring:) Thank you for the opportunity for the giveaway. Have a fabulous Sunday!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  47. Love the new kids mama elephant stamp set. The card you made is gorgeous!! I love the way deep color in the poppies. tfs
    Evelyn
    evl14512 at gmail.com

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  48. Love the memento inks, I have two I tried. Now I have to buy some more Mama Elephant stamps since watching your video! Kellyc1130@bellsouth.net
    Thanks! Keep the videos coming!

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  49. I've been wanting to try these for a while. Thanks for the opportunity to win. And the poppies are gorgeous!
    Irene
    http://www.pipkynspaperpassion.blogspot.com/

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  50. Christy,
    Please check my last comment to you on your YT video. For some reason, I can't link to your email from here (I'm sure it's my lack of tech skills)...thanks!

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  51. Beautiful card, Christy! I'd love to see a process video.

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  52. Love the Watercoloring! Thanks for a chance to win......

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  53. WOW!! That watercoloring is breathtaking...Video tutorial please!! Please continue to share your crafty hauls and card videos -- my craft budget is limited but I love seeing all of your new goodies and getting inspired by your card videos!!

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  54. Hey love the hauls so much fun. Would love to have some new inks. Find me at www.koscraps4u.com Love your cards and all the new trends with water colouring!!! Keep up the fun!

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  55. great card again. Love watching your cardmaking TFS!

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  56. Hi Christy!
    OMG! Your water coloring is sooo BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing your AMAZING projects....I'm always inspired by your talent! Have a great day! :)

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  57. Beautiful poppy card...would love to see a tutorial on it! Thanks for the chance to win new ink pads; never used that brand before.

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  58. I hope you haven't drawn yet, even though it's so late. I usually don't see videos for two or three days as I watch several crafters. Just in case, you can contact me at junkmail39429@yahoo.com. Oh, and I see where you are a Believer. I think that's great.

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  60. That card is so beautiful! I love how the flowers are so pretty and the water coloring is just so amazing! I just live all of your cards!

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  62. gorgeous card. saw it on the YouTUBE page. I love your hauls! thanks for a chance to win some new inks.

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  63. Gorgeous card! I think the poppies are perfect!

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