Wednesday

Artfully watercolored

A new sketch challenge today on SCS. . .


Plus a new watercoloring challenge for myself :) This stamp set is called "Artfully Asian" and was a gift from my good friend Jeremy (hi jer :) for my birthday last year.

I have been wanting to try watercoloring using the combo SU marker/aquapainter technique shown on Julie Buhler's blog *here*, so no time like the present! These little flowers are small, so it is difficult to see the effect. . .but it does make a difference!


I used apricot appeal and cameo coral markers, blending with the aquapainter afterward. . .and the flowers look MUCH nicer than they originally did. Much more dimension to the coloring.

I know it is difficult to see, but someday I will have some fab lighting and you will be able to see little fuzzies on my cards they will be so clear! It is definitely on my list of *must have things*.

The paper colors are mellow moss, apricot appeal, and creamy caramel. . .in addition to the watercolor paper. Lots of distressing and sponging, and I wheeled the Rough Texture jumbo wheel in the background. The image and sentiment are both stamped in black stazon.

We are going to give this technique a try in my stamp camp soon! The R.S.V.P. is coming up, so be sure and let me know if you are planning on coming.

Ciao!

6 comments:

Stephanie (sluman) said...

Very pretty...love the soft colors!

Desirée said...

Very nice job with the colour challenge and the NCNP technique - I really want to try that myself!

Tiffany said...

I love this card!!! I have been eyeing that stamp set but have not taken the plunge yet!!! I just might have to now after seeing your card. TFS!!

Vickie said...

This is lovely! Great job using those colors. I didn't even try to do this challenge :-)

Rhonda L said...

Your cards are so lovely! I really like the distressing on this one. You are so neat in your designs!

JenMarie said...

Totally GORGEOUS!