I have been dying to do some watercoloring for several weeks now, so I was so pleased to finally take some time to do what makes me happy!! The stamped leaf image is an old stamp from The Angel Company. I've never really used it much because I was so intimidated by coloring the wide open space inside the lines. But watercoloring is a game-changer!! So easy, and I love the look I ended up with. It's kind of a big image, so this is a big card--it measures 5"x7".
The text panel behind the image panel was cut from a vintage book I bought specifically to hack up for paper crafts and then sponged with pumpkin pie ink.
Challenges that I incorporated into this card:
- Midnight Madness: Sketch Challenge#73
- Simon Says: It's Autumn, use this photo for inspiration AND use beautiful autumn colors
- Color Throwdown: color combo #112
- Tuesday Taggers: All About Autumn
- Stamptacular Sunday: use as many colors as you’d like BUT only colors you’d see in the FALL
- City Crafter Challenge Blog: week 24, Flowers and Frills, include at least one flower and some lace or a doily
I decided to host the CONTEST again for October, so if you are interested in finding out more, please check out the October 2010 Gallery Comment Contest thread over on SCS. You can enter as many times as you like and comment on whatever cards you like!!! The contest closes at 11:59 p.m. on October 31. I'd love to have you join us!! Just let me know if you have any questions. :)
Well, that does it for today! Did you get in any card making or supply shopping for to celebrate World Card Making Day? Leave me a comment to tell me how you celebrated!! See you soon! :)
Stamps: The Angel Company
Paper: SU pumpkin pie, SU old olive, SU rose red, Canson watercolor paper, DCWV Indian Summer Stack DP, page from vintage book
Ink: Palette burnt umber, SU pumpkin pie, SU old olive, Rubber Stampede scarlet
Accessories: SU scallop trim corner punch, SU boho blossoms punch, MS maple leaf punch, watercolor brush, sponge, lace trim, olive brads, orange rhinestones
Techniques: watercolor painting, sponging