Monday, August 1, 2016

Watercolors & Rainbow - Oh My! Mixed Media Card

It's a new month! And that means rainbows! And glitter!! Right?!

Well, ok, not necessarily, I guess... but for my purposes we're going to pretend that a new month means rainbows and glitter because that's exactly what I've got to show you today.  


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This card was inspired by the new challenge over at The Mixed Media Card Challenge, which happens to be - you guessed it - RAINBOWS! 


With the option of Dragonflies.But since I don't have any dragonfly stamps you get to see a boat instead. Taaa daaaaa!

This card began when I pulled this piece of watercolor paper that I had created an ombre rainbow on and then didn't know what to do with it. I stared at and decided to go all happy and nautical. 


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I stamped and cut out some images from the Simon Says Stamp Sailing stamp set. I colored the boat with Spectrum Noir Markers and then I used some stripedy paper and sponged it with Distress Inks. To finish it all out, I added some sequin stars for additional shimmer and Wink of Stellad my clouds. 


All done! 

I'm also sending this cute little guy sailing to play in:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - ATG 
Mixed Media World - Under the Sea
The Paper Players - (I chose beach, patterned paper, red) 
Time Out Challenges - I was inspired by the drippy rainbow print




31 comments:

  1. Fantastic take on a rainbow theme...all the colors are there, and yet not a rounded bow insight!

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  2. such a great design Becca - love the striped waves!!

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  3. Oh wow, it's absolutely stunning!! The rainbow background looks amazing!! I love, love it!! The nautical details are perfect!! Beautiful card my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Such a fun and contemporary card. Such a clever idea with the background...love it!

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  5. Oh Becky this is so cool... rainbows are my favorite so might have to mix it this month.. great inspiration love this card

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  6. Oh my....that rainbow background is amazing...love that you made it into a nautical card. It's just so beautiful.

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  7. Wow wow wow!!!! Amazing job!!! It looks wonderfully!! Love the background,the waves with the ship, the clouds... All!!! :D

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  8. Love your nautical card! awesome water color background,too.. Thanks for playing along with the tic tac toe challenge at The Paper Players this week!

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  9. What a fantastic card!! Love that rainbow background, even better that its not painted in a 'perfect' fashion as its goes perfectly with your waves. So very happy you shared this with us at TIME OUT this week!!

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  10. Oh this makes me happy just to sit and look at it! Soooo much interest, and depth and fun here, Becca. Love the sea you've created, and that rainbow is just sweet. You are so darn creative! Wonderful and happy card!! Bev

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  11. Well isn't this a delightful little distressed summer masterpiece!! Beautifully done Becca and I love the wee bit of sparkle peeking out around the edges!

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  12. Can you take me with you on this Boat Becca ??;) I would love to see a sky full of rainbow colors by the sea :) Do I need to say how much I loved your card ??

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  13. Love your drippy rainbow and wonderful waves Becca - and yes the first of the month is a great reason to use rainbow and glitter!! In fact any day is an reason to use it.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  14. Stunning Becca Great project

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  15. LOVE your rainbow. Innovative and finely executed. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

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  16. Great looking card! I love the summer look and the rainbow effect

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  17. Oh how FUN!! Love that rainbow mixed with the nautical theme. Looks so cool!!

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  18. Gorgeous! Love that watercoloured rainbow!

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  19. LOVE IT! That rainbow in the sky is simply gorgeous :) Love every bit of this one. So bright and summery!!!

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  20. Thanks for your kind comment om my stencil-rainbow card! It was a bit early for joining in the mm challenge at STAMPlorayion, but I love rainbowcolours and maybe I'll find some time after our holls to join in... In the meantime thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

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  21. Such a sweet scene, Becca ... and the most amazing take on that drippy rainbow picture in our inspiration photo ... love! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

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  22. Wow!! Your card is gorgeous, Becca. Your card brings a burst of positivity.

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  23. Becca, this is just fabulous! I love the rainbow sky and the nautical theme! So fun! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

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  24. Oh my gosh this is fantastic. How lovely are the colours x

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  25. Beautiful card, Becca and so fun too. Love the bright colours!
    Hugs,
    Lena
    Lena’s Creations

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  26. What a wonderful watercoloured rainbow sky Becca - the perfect backdrop for your bobbing boat. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

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  27. Love your watercolour rainbow ... so cool Becca. Great paired with your sailing scene ... sweet boat and love the striped water. Loll :)

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  28. Congrats for getting HM at Time Out x

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  29. Doesn't get any better than rainbows and nautical IMO ;)

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