Sep 19, 2008
BC65 - Create, Inspire and Be Yourself
So for today's challenge I took the "easy" way out (At least for me) by using Watercolor Crayons and coloring directly on the stamp and misting with water. Since I was out of Watercolor paper (except for a cheap brand that really stinks) I decided to go with Whisper White card stock instead. I still think it came out pretty decent even if it didn't bleed as much as it would have on watercolor paper.
My stamp is from (Penny Black - Carnation) Carnations happen to be one of my all time favorite flowers so I had to have this particular image. I colored it with Regal Rose, Rose Red, Old Olive and Garden Green crayons and then lightly misted the stamp a few times before stamping it on the card stock. Then I stamped my sentiment (Hero Arts - Treasure the Moments) in Palette Noir Black ink. I added 3 Dew Drops (Island blossoms) and some Rose Red Grosgrain ribbon and a Prima Flower with a Rose Red Brad.
The background paper reminds me of a "watercolor wash" even though it's pre-printed it still has that effect. It's from http://www.-cut-it-up.com/ I added a strip down the side of Regal Rose & Rose Red. I used my crimper on the Regal Rose (does anyone use a crimper still? Well obviously I did but I mean is that really out of style now?) The focal piece was mounted with foam mounting tape.
This is another card being sent to a fellow stamper that inspires me. She's known as Debbie Olson of Thinking Inking. I love her cards so much. She has a real elegant style of stamping so I hope she enjoys this card.
That's it for today. Be sure to check out all the other wonderful watercolor creations by clicking on the Bloggers Challenge Icon. You won't be disappointed.