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Dec 7, 2007

Winter Watercolor Wonderland

It's time for the weekly Blogger's Challenge and this week we had to use Watercolor on our projects. It could be any watercolor technique. Since I basically stink at watercoloring with crayons, pencils, paints...I decided to go for something easier. I chose the wet-on-wet (watercolor wash) technique with a bit of a "twist" in that it also uses table salt.

I started with some watercolor paper and took 4 different colors of watercolor crayons and scribble them across my paper. Then I misted the paper with water until the colors begin to bleed into each other. While this was still pretty wet I sprinkled on some table salt and then let the paper dry. After it had dried I brushed off the salt and it left the little star-like marks you see on the image as it picks the color back up off your paper. Then I embossed the Snowboarding Penguin (Stampendous) with Black EP and a Versamark Pad.

I rounded the corners with a large corner rounder and layered it onto some Basic Black CS. My card base is, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black & Tempting Turquoise which was stamp with the Polka Dot BG (Cornish Heritage Farms) I added some stitched ribbon (May Arts) Then I stamped the JOY sentiment (Studio G) with Tempting Turquoise ink on Shimmery White CS, punched it out with a 1" circle punch and layered it with Lovely Lilac, Basic Black also punched with 1 1/4 & 1 3/8" circle punches. Then I punched out a small snowflake and added a faux jewel to complete my card.

I love the wonderful winter feel this card has.

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  1. OMG! What a great card and great twist on watercoloring! Will have to try this one! Great job on this challenge!

    Anita Van Hal

  2. I forgot all about the salt technique. What a fabulous card you created. I love the look! You did a spectacular job!

  3. Neat Tecnique Ida!!!!

    Lovely Card!


  4. Very pretty Ida! I love the effect you got with the salt. That is very cool!!

  5. Oooh! Aaaah! Love, love, love your technique used! wonderful color combo and end result with the salt.

    PS your banner is gorgeous! what a beautiful winter wonderland.

  6. Lovely card!!!Great technique!!!

  7. This is beautiful--a perfect technique for a snowy scene. I love the blue and purple color combo, too.

  8. This is great. Love it. Great technique.

  9. GREAT twist on the technique, your card turned out neat!

  10. Good for you to overcome your watercolor fear and make this challenge work for you! Great card!