Colorwash bicycles

The name of this a*muse studio stamp set is "enjoy the ride", which is one of the dozen sentiments that comes with these two bicycles.  However, after I made this colorwash background piece, I was really resistant to covering any of it.  however, my need to gop up a perfectly good card prevailed, and I used this cuttlebug diecut word - it barely covers anything, yet is large enough to make a statement.  I avoided buttons, ribbons, and flowers - too girly.  This will make a great guy card.
I want to tell you a little secret.  When I first glued the colorwash piece down, the glue picked up the colorwash ink and made a smeary mess all over the white border.  To fix it, I peeled off the colorwash piece, flipped over the base, and more carefully glued it on that side.  To cover up the other side (really ugly with smeared blue glue), I cut an extra large piece of blue cardstock (5 3/4 by 4 1/2) and glued it to the back.  That's right- the blue border is on the back, not the front.  The card looks clean, and I didn't waste my base.

Challenges:
Anything Goes - masculine
Crazy Amigo - bike
Elke Kaart Een Feestje - no special occasion
Try It On Tuesday - watercolor (colorwash is a watercolor, right?)
Ooh La La - on the move

Juliet Arrighi

18 comments:

Chris said...

When are you going to teach me this technique?!? I have watercolor sprays from when the kids were 2 and 4 that are beautiful...I may try it - this is fantastic! {can you tell I like it alot?!}

My name is Cindy said...

Great card, I just love the colour and well done you for rescuing your border!! Sounds like just the kind of thing I do (the smeary mess that is), in fact my hands are a bit blue with colourwash at the moment. Thanks for joining us at TioT. Cindy x

Femmy said...

beautiful card.

Beach Cat ! said...

I love the story almost as much as the card. It is very pretty, whatever you had to do to make it so!

Gaynor said...

What a beautiful card, I love the colours, thanks for joining our Boyz to men challenge at Anything goes, good luck, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :) x

Myrna said...

Juliet
Great, great card.
Love the rescue.
Myrna

Purple Crazy said...

A great card, love the shade of blue, thanks for sharing at OLLCB xx

lainey said...

fab background lainey x

Cheryl said...

oh just love this that background is just brilliant really effective,
,bless you too Hun for playing at anything goes,this week hugs Cherylxxxx

Wendi said...

What a beautiful card simple but so affective and the colour is gorgeous
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week I do hope we see you again
Wendi

georgina said...

Your card is lovely,clever you covering the error,thanks for sharing with us at tiot, luv Georginax

froebelsternchen Susi said...

gorgeous!

Evil Edna said...

lovely and shimmery, EE

dutchstamptramp said...

Wonderful card!

zandra said...

Great Card! Thanks for joining us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

Annes Art said...

Great card!

Clarky J said...

this is stunning! thanks for joining in the watercolour challenge at TIOT watch out for the winners and top 5 announced on 27th

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous card! I love the bicycle stamp and the technique you used- and the added word art is the perfect touch!