Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Watercolor Technique Challenge

Monday's Try A New Technique challenge on Splitcoast Stampers was to watercolor using re-inkers. I haven't done this in a while, and it was fun getting out my inks and aqua brush. I chose a stained glass iris image by Rubber Stampede that's always been one of my favorites. I stamped in black and embossed with clear embossing powder. I find watercoloring to be so much easier if I've embossed the image because the embossing holds the color in.

I computer generated the wording (Scriptina font) and embossed two lines going across the card to sort of frame them. I did this on my score-it board. I added some dew drops under the embossed lines and used a blo pen to add some speckles to the card. The iris image is matted with two colors of cardstock and then popped up on dimensionals. The colors I used on this were Stampin Up! colors in Glorious Green, Green Galore, Lavender Lace, bliss Blue, Yoyo Yellow, Cameo Coral, Almost Amethyst, and Pretty In Pink.
Be sure you come to my blog tomorrow because I have a really cute card to show you using one of my daughter's drawings that I just love!
Thanks for looking!


chelemom said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! The simplicity of the card really showcases the pretty stamp! (And your coloring is beautiful!)

Anonymous said...

I like this card... very pretty!

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