Friday, August 10, 2012

MIM #77 Watercolor with Ink Pads-Card #2

Surprise!  I'm back with the second card for this week's challenge.  In case you did not see the first one, here's what's going on:

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. 
Check out Dawn's great MIM video!

I love to create stamped and colored backgrounds so that was my plan for this card.  I chose a  color palette of Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, and Melon Berry.  While I intended for the flowers to be more yellow, the Melon Berry ended up on center stage. For the leaves I used Ripe Avocado, and Spring Moss.  In the open spaces of the background, I spritzed the paper and dabbed on a little Aqua Mist and enjoyed watching it move around on the watercolor paper.  I'm also trying to incorporated more patterned paper and the Melon Berry Pattern Paper Pack offers some great choices; in this case, Bitty Dots.  I die cut a scallop border from a scrap of the watercolor paper using the Heart Border Die and added a Melon Berry satin ribbon.  For something a little different, I die cut Framed Out #6 using the gingham pattern from Summer Sunrise Pattern Pack.  I stamped the sentiment from the coordinating stamp set in Summer Sunrise ink and topped it with the frame on foam adhesive.  Final touch was to tie the framed sentiment onto the bow with Doodle Bug Baker's Twine, Tangerine. I rounded all four corners of the top layer before mounting it on foam adhesive to the Melon Berry card stock base.

I hope you have given this challenge a go.  It was good for me to try something a little different.  I have a long way to go in the watercoloring department, but Dawn is a great teacher and I think I will use this technique again.
TaTa for now!
Thanks for stopping by,


  1. I love your color choices! The mix of colors on each flower is gorgeous!

  2. This one is lovely, too. Great colors, and I love the little scallops with the ribbon and twine. I need to break out my Framed Out supplies.

  3. Such a beautiful card ,love the design of it. Your water coloring turned out beautiful . Great choice of flowers too. Have a great week Suzanne !

  4. Fantastic watercoloring ... glad you're having fun with it!

  5. Beautiful! I love your colour choices and soft free flowing feeling your colouring has with this technique! The gingham sentiment block is such a fantastic finishing touch to your card!

  6. So beautiful...looks like autumn is just around the corner with your card...beautiful job with the water colors too.

  7. So pretty! I like the sketch, and what you did with it. I thought for sure that was Groovy Guava paper, but I see it's PTI's stuff. So close!