Friday, April 8, 2022

Pinkfresh Studio - Hugs!

It's FRIDAY!  and I can't wait to introduce today's card!  Pinkfresh Studio has SO many beautiful florals - Beautiful Blooms will get all my focus today!  Ready to practice your loose water coloring again?  Join me!


I've stamped the images in Versafine Tuxedo Black, then clear heat-embossed them - this time onto Tim Holtz watercolor card - love the white of that paper!  Only three Distress inks were used for my messy kind of water coloring today: 
victorian velvet, bundled sage, and gathered twig!  
[teaser: next week you'll see what I did with the other three in the set!]


After they were dry, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 


Do you recognize this frame?  I've cut two of the Altenew Leaf Frames from white cardstock, and put them together one upside right, one upside down!  I love the added dimension, and shadows they give to my card front.  If you have this die, too, you know there is a sweet little rectangle cut from the middle.  Before I tucked it in, I gave it a quick stamping of messy script - but a repeated sentiment, patterned paper, or splatter would be just as interesting - which would you use?

The blooms were arranged on top and given a little lift in places using foam squares.  My short but sweet sentiment comes from the same set - today I gave it the same stamp/heat emboss treatment, then cut it with a workhorse in my studio - a stitched circle die.  Okay - a few enamel dots, or Nuvo Drops, and voila! 

Hope you have set aside some time this weekend to get crafty - if so, I'd love to have you tag @doodlebugswa and me, too, @mfergu01 ... or how about sharing at our Doodlebugs Community at Facebook?  

=] Michele

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22 comments:

  1. Absolutely FABULOUS card Michele!! The flowers of course are GORGEOUS in those soft colors, but that leafy frame is the cats meow...LOVE it!! :0)

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  2. You are on a spectacular creative roll. The painting is so soft and pretty juxtaposed against that cleverly assembled, layered frame. Plus the brilliant addition of the script and circular sentiment makes for a fantastic card.

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  3. Beautiful flowers and I love how you've used the leaf frame upside up and upside down! And then took advantage of the inner rectangle! Fabulous!

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  4. What a fun idea to turn the frame and layer it! Love the soft water colored blooms and the wee bit of script peeking out at us! Incredible card!

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  5. Gorgeous! Love your watercolored flowers, Michele. Clever use of the die, too! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Great idea to how you used the two leaf cover plates and 'filled in' the rectangle part. The flowers are so pretty Michele and beautifully coloured x.

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    1. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave such a thoughtful comment.

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  7. Thanks for sharing the process for making this beautiful card xx

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    1. Thank you Hillary. So glad you stopped by for a look.

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  8. Congrats to Michele, new Team Member! And Congrats for this beauty! Sweet flowers and fun frames, then your wonderful water coloring, of course

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  9. Huge fan of your "messy" watercoloring and those doubled up frames? Genius!

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    1. Thanks Donna! Appreciate your sweet comment.

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  10. beautiful. the frames was a great idea!!!

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    1. Thanks Joan. Glad you stopped by for a peek!

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  11. Wow, love this gorgeous card Michele! The background is so cool and I love how you doubled it up, but changing the directions of the die cuts to get this look. Those flowers are beautiful as is your watercoloring. Perfect sentiment that just tucks right in there. Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

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    1. Thanks Brenda for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful comment.

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