Gouache Magnolias

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hi everyone! Svitlana is here today sharing a card made using incredible Magnolias For Her set.

For the color combo for this card I decided to take gray, deep red and white. Gray is a magical color. It coordinates with anything and anything makes looking better.

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To start off I cut a panel out of Pale Gray cardstock and inked it with gray distress ink. I did my inking intentionally uneven to make it more dynamic. Next I slightly sprayed the panel with water, so distress ink reacted with it and added some visual texture to the background.

Next I started working on my floral cluster. I embossed in silver a couple of big flowers, several buds and loose petals onto a white cardstock and cut the out. The big flowers I colored using my gouache paint. This paint is similar to watercolor but more opaque. The other elements, like buds and petals I decided to leave them white to add contrast to the gray background as well as deep red flowers.

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I assembled my floral cluster first adhering red magnolias to the background. I adhered the left one flat, with its petals bent a bit and the right flowers I adhered using thick clear dot, to give it some dimension.Svitlana-Shayevich-Altenew-Magnolias-For-Her-04-WM

All other items I tacked under both magnolias, adhering some of them flat and some – using thick glue dots to add dimension and some dynamic to this cluster.

I stamped a sentiment from the same stamps set onto a piece of white cardstock, which I adhered under the cluster using white foam squares. To finish off my card I added several marshmallow sequins and put some dots using a white pen.

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Hope you're having a fantastic day!

S_svitiana

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Melissa Friedrich July 18, 2016 - 09:20

Gorgeous card!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 13:26

Thank you, Melissa!

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Vicki F July 18, 2016 - 09:35

This is very pretty Svitlana. I think I need to go in search of Gouache in that deep red!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 13:36

Thank you Vicky! Mine is Reeves one, I used Magenta, Carmine and some brown.

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Michele F July 18, 2016 - 09:42

Svitlana when you start with grey, I’m in love immediately! Gorgeous blooms … you are the second person today that has used gouache!
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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 13:39

Thank you, Michele!

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annie solomon July 18, 2016 - 09:47

I love this. I’ve never seen a card using gouache before and I was stunned at how beautiful it is. I have a set of paints (which I was sent accidentally when I ordered water colors) but never used them. You’ve inspired me to get them out and give them a try. Lovely, lovely work.

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 13:46

Thank you, Annie! Gouache is an interesting medium, it maybe was your good luck to accidentally got them :)

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Mac Mable July 18, 2016 - 10:01

Absolutely stunning and loving the colours you’ve used. The deep red is so dramatic and loving it!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 13:49

Thank you a lot!

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pooja July 18, 2016 - 10:09

Stunning !

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 13:56

Thank you!

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Ursina July 18, 2016 - 10:11

What a beautiful card!! I will have to try this colour combination as well. :-)

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 13:58

Thank you a lot! Gray is a great color. It matches everything beautifully :)

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Holly Saveur July 18, 2016 - 10:33

Great card!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 14:00

Thank you, Holly!

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LauraJane:) July 18, 2016 - 10:33

Amazing Color!!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 14:02

Thank you, Laura!

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Anne Sturgeon July 18, 2016 - 10:43

The color choices are too gorgeous. I can’t help but study this awhile.. Thanks for sharing.

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 14:27

Thank you, Anne!

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Betty July 18, 2016 - 10:51

beautiful card – love it!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 14:28

Thank you, Betty!

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Kathy H July 18, 2016 - 10:51

Beautiful!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 14:29

Thank you, Kathy!

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Jennifer K July 18, 2016 - 11:55

Really beautiful card, love the grey background with the deep red, so stunning!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 14:31

Thank you a lot, Jennifer!

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Taunya Butler July 18, 2016 - 12:10

I agree that this grey looks SUPER FANTASTIC with this deep red magnolia, STUNNING!!!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 14:32

Thank you, Taunya! I really appreciate your support!

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Tona July 18, 2016 - 12:24

This card is spectacular!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 14:33

Thank you, Tona!

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Harriet July 18, 2016 - 13:09

Breath taking………….superb!!!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 14:33

Thank you! You’re so sweet!

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Clelie July 18, 2016 - 14:30

Aaaaaaaah!…So PRETTY!!!!!…it took my breath away at first sight!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 14:36

Thank you, Clelie! I’m so glad you liked it!

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Maureen Reiss July 18, 2016 - 14:40

Wow!!! This is Amazing!!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 14:36

Thank you, Maureen!

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Christy Bray July 18, 2016 - 17:46

Magnificent colors! I think I just found my Christmas theme for this year!!! ?

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 14:38

Oh Christy.. I’m so happy to hear it. I should say that gray+something is my favorite combo for almost everything. From a card design to apartment design :)

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Janet July 18, 2016 - 20:53

Beautiful, the colour is so rich :-)

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 14:38

Thank you, Janet!

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Hamutal Shafrir July 18, 2016 - 21:34

Wow, beautiful card!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 14:39

Thank you!

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Jan Castle July 18, 2016 - 21:34

STUNNING! Wonderful color combo!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 14:41

Thank you, Jan!

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Kavita July 19, 2016 - 01:27

The card is splendid. The flowers with deep red against the grey background looks a stunner

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 14:43

Thank you, Kavita!

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Nancy July 19, 2016 - 10:21

What a gorgeous card. Your use of bold yet rich color, almost like a gemstone, makes this so dynamic against the grey. Thanks for sharing and providing lots of inspiration!!

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Svitlana Shayevich July 21, 2016 - 14:45

Thank you, Nancy! Your sweet comment made my day!

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Betty M January 21, 2017 - 14:15

I saw this card for the first time today and it touched me deeply. I’m sure it was because of the deep red color with the white and gray. Just awesome!

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Svitlana Shayevich February 8, 2017 - 16:18

Thank you a lot, Betty!

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