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Monday, May 19, 2014

Made In Minutes


Happy Monday my sweet friends & welcome to another "Made in Minutes!"  I fully intended on having a video for you, but my plug to my video cam was NO WHERE IN SIGHT :(  So 'of course', AFTER I finished my card, I went to take a pic of it & there was the cord, sitting right next to my regular camera~! lol….. I said a few "choice words", then I was over it! hehehe! 

Well, I actually time myself for my card today & it took me 17 minutes to do from beginning to end! It could've been shorter, but I decided to be PATIENT & let my watercoloring dry on its own before I stamped my sentiment & added the stitching! For my card today I used the Tim Holtz distress ink for my watercoloring! I do have to say that this medium has been my FAVORITE type of watercoloring by far! So if you decide to take the watercolor class, I highly suggest using your TH distress inks because they are PERFECT for it ESPECIALLY if you have them already! 

I decided to do my entire card by watercoloring it because I really do need some more practice AND the best part is it is soooo much fun to do! I am REALLY HAPPY that I decided to take this class only because I can do a variety of cards now since I do get bored EASILY!

For my card, I first stamped the eiffel tower using TH Broken china ink, then I stamped the flourish using the TH Victorian velvet ink.  Next I grabbed my container of clean water, then took a paintbrush, dipped it into the water & just brushed it over the images using a detailed water color brush.  Next I took my ink & smashed in onto my craft mat, then took my brush again & just did some shading on the eiffel tower only!  Next I smashed the 3 colors TH Milled lavender, TH Antique linen & TH tattered rose, then spritzed water on the 3 colors & just used my paint brush & water to paint the background of the card!  Then I used the TH Victorian velvet ink to stamp "Springtime in Paris" sentiment onto my card then let it all dry by itself! Which it wasn't too bad because I had my fan on in my craft room! ;) 
Last I stamped "merci" & just used my sewing machine to do some black stitching to kind of off set the black ink I used for my sentiment! 

I then used my distress tool to distress the edges a bit then layered it onto a piece of card stock that I inked the edges w/the Broken china ink so it can coordinate w/the card! I tied some hemp twine & added the little bling to the eiffel tower! I used foam tape to adhere it all done….then VIOLA! ;)


MCT products used:

Other products used:
~ Cardstock for base is from my scraps of paper!

Now onto the BESTEST design team in the world! ;) Don't forget to click on each name to see how long it took them to create their 'masterpieces'! ;) 










That is it my sweet friends! I hope we inspired all of YOU to make a card "in MINUTES"!

Don't forget to join in on our latest "Color Palette" challenge that we have going on now HERE! I have  a "SPECIAL SURPRISE PRIZE" for the lucky winner of this challenge! just saying….;)

Have a FABULOUS day & I will see you all back here tomorrow! xoxo

10 comments:

  1. Bummer about your your camera cord I love your videos 'nuf said (no choice words....LOL)
    Your card is so pretty I love how you did your stamping it looks so pretty & romantic your color choices are fab. Hope you have a marvy Monday and now I'm off to leave some bloggy love.

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  2. Emma, your card turned out beautifully! Love the watercoloring!

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  3. Beautiful card Emma...love the water colouring!!!

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  4. I love how your card turned out...looks like I might need a few more colors in the distress inks. Your card is beautiful and I really like the swirls. You and the team had some beautiful projects today. Super job everyone.
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  5. I LOVE YOUR CARD!!! Its fantastic! The DT did a fabulous job as well on their creations!!

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  6. Your card is awesome Emma!!!!! LOVE it!

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  7. Oh Emma, I love this soft watercolor look on your Eiffel Tour card. How BEAUTIFUL. The design team did a beautiful job too! Hugs- Glora

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  8. Your card is Gorgeous Emma!!! I love it! :)

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  9. Simply GORGEOUS card Emma ! LOVE the details and of course the MCT products you used! I really need to take that class ~ EEK! You ladies are rockin it!!!

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