Thursday, 7 May 2015

Seize The Birthday - Use The Negative


It's playtime again at Seize The Birthday.  For this challenge, we want you to use the negative.

I've used the rose die from Penny Black.  I cut the image on watercolour paper and left the image in place while I painted the rose, leaves and stem with Distress Inks.  Once dry, I removed the diecut image and was left with this lovely negative.  I mounted it on to burgundy (honestly!) card and added a sentiment.

And the bonus is, I've got a beautifully painted diecut rose to use on another project!

Come and join us - if you don't want to use the negative, you can still play along with any birthday themed project.

13 comments:

  1. Just between us, I think I like negatives better than the die cuts themselves. Wonder what that says about me?!?! This is gorgeous. PB has the best flower products.

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  2. This is so beautiful - love your way of using the negative dies, Shirley!

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  3. Love the result! Thing is....I see a whole lot of positive and not one bit of negative in your BEAUTIFUL card :) Definitely a neat-o result with the bonus of having another image for a different project.

    BTW - I see a nice deep, rich burgundy color on my monitor :)

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  4. This is so pure and clean, Shirley-Bee!! I'm agog with how you did this and in love!! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. The idea for the card is amazing. The use of die and watercolors at the same time is so revealing. Thank you for the inspiration, once for sure I will use this wonderful idea.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  6. Don't you just love that you get a bonus image when doing negative die cuts, Shirley ... this is a real stunner ... look forward to seeing the positive one! Anita :)

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  7. Stunning! Black is so elegant and the watercolor adds to the beauty.

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  8. Brillant to leave it in place while you watercolored the rose! SUPER card!! Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  9. This is SO cool Shirley! Love how you have water coloured around the cut out - such a great idea :)

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  10. Your negative is a gorgeous positive in every way! The rose...oh my...
    Hugs~c

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  11. WOW! Absolutely stunning. Perfect use of the negative.

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