Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Wet Watercolor

These cards are for this weeks technique challenge on SCS. I was about to put my autumn verse away from my previous post so I could start playing with the wet watercolor technique when I had second thoughts about putting the stamp away and instead found my leaf stamp to create this card. Seeing I was doing an autumn theme it was easy to select the Kaleidacolor ink pad to use, what else by autumn leaves of course!
It kinds of looks like I created cards for this challenge using two opposite seasons - autumn & spring. This was the set I got out to play with before I decided to do my autumn card above, but the one above did get made first - I got side tracked. I used Berry Blaze Kaleidacolor Ink pad to create this one, using different parts of the ink pad for the bold flower and the outline flower. I thought there was too much white space when it was finished so I grabbed my splatter stamp and inked inked it with the same pad spritzed the stamp with water, stamped it off on scrap paper first and then stamped over my flowers - I like it better now. I used my slot punch to create the scallop border and added white stitching using my gel pen. I seem to be coloring grosgrain a lot this week as again I preferred this color to the colors I have. I stamped 2 additional flowers and cut them out and attached them to the lower left hand side.

Recipe:
Autumn:
Stamps: Leaf - PSX; Verse - Hero Arts
Paper: White, Black, Caramel XL card
Other: Black Ink; Autumn Leaves Kaleidacolor Ink Pad; Black Brads - Bazzill

Spring:
Stamps: Delight In Life - Stampin' Up; Verse - Papertrey Ink
Paper: White; Pale Violet Prisma
Other: Berry Blaze Kaleidacolor Ink Pad; White Grosgrain; Tria Marker; White Gel Pen; Slot Punch; Foam Tape

6 comments:

Tracy.H said...

Love the Autum card! Simply beautiful! TFS :0)

Rose Ann said...

Your wet watercoloring looks so beautiful! What a lovely sampling of this technique!

Anonymous said...

VERY BEAUTIFUL! GREAT JOB!

beate said...

Great cards! I love the Autumn one.

Flossie's Follies said...

Love the autumn cards and this technique. Your cards are great, but then they always are.

chelemom said...

You ROCK EVERY challenge! You are the stamping Goddess!