Friday, October 19, 2018

altenew october challenge - mega succulent goes bold

You've probably seen that I've been creating with Mega Succulent, inspired by this month's Altenew challenge. I finally decided to give this daunting stamp a workout. After I headed to the interwebs ;)

Now I'm more about doing the unexpected than doing what everyone else does. So in this case, forget that succulents are green. Fergetabboudit! And maybe take a look at the amazing Erum T's messy watercoloring video...  Artsy fartsy here we come.

Gansai Tambi watercolors
MFT By the Letters die
gold embossing powder

Used yellow, red, a spot of brown and green. Had a little bit of an issue with some old "gold" watercolor. What? No sparkle left after 15 years? So there are a few dull patches. But hey, after a good hour and a half I'm calling it good. I actually pulled out another gold I have to put a gold line along the top edge of each green leaf. But you can't really see the sparkle in the photo :(

At least you can see the gold mirrored cardstock effect for the alphas. And the shine of the gold embossing powder.

OK, I'm finished. Unless I decide to try this with blues ;) Thanks for visiting. Have a lovely weekend.

I'm joining:
Craft Stamper - Take it Make it October AG
Country View Challenge - Plant-tastic
Time Out - Colorful
Happy Little Stampers - October Watercolor (got the gold!)


Conny said...

Wow, this is really fantastic! I love the colors!


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nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous artsy watercolored succulent, Maria. TFS the link too. I am off to check it out. Hugs...Nancy

Anita in France said...

Rich and luscious, Maria ... the gold lettered sentiment looks all glossy accented it's so shiny! Saw your last succulent at Time Out, but haven't spotted this one ... just wondering ...! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell said...

No one will ever expect you to do what others do, Maria! You are truly unique - in a very good way! I love this work of art! I can just see Mother Nature cocking her head and rubbing her chin, thinking of the new line of succulents she'll design! Sensational!! Mwah!! Hugs, Darnell

Virginia L. said...

Bold and beautiful, Maria!! Thanks so much for playing Altenew October Inspiration Challenge! FABULOUS!

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