Take a little time before the August Release starts and learn a watercolor technique from Dawn McVey. It's a great way to stretch your supplies and get a whole new look.
Whew! I've been trying to post this since Tuesday. Busy week, crafty week. Just not enough time to blog about it! I'll keep it short because I have two cards to upload for this challenge. I really hope the link widget will someday allow us to upload two pictures from the same blog...or am I the only one who doesn't know how to do that?
My first card for the Watercolor with Ink Pads challenge was actually a technique I learned from a You Tube video a long time ago which reappeared on Wida's blog just this week. Here's the video. It's well worth taking a look. The technique is not hard. Stamp the image with versamark ink onto white card stock and heat emboss with clear powder. Then watercolor inside the lines created by the embossing powder, with lighter or darker shades of the colors you choose. In the video, Patty used white shimmer paper and so did I for this particular card, then fussy cut them and mounted them on the card base with foam adhesive. While I don't think this card is particularly outstanding, I am pleased with the elegant simplicity of these beautiful flowers and leaves against a white background. I used Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Melon Berry, and Harvest Gold for the flowers, and Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, and Spring Moss for the leaves. I applied these to an acrylic block and used water and small paint brush as Dawn instructed. Many of my thoughts recently revolve around how much I cherish my friends, so this beautiful sentiment (stamped with Ripe Avocado ink) from In Bloom seemed like a good companion for the flowers from the same set. The final detail was to add a Sakura Glaze Pen to the word "friend" to continue the shininess of the roses and leaves.
I'm so glad you decided to stop by and check out my card. I look forward to hearing from you!
Hope your weekend is fun and refreshing!