Thursday, May 12, 2016
Roanoke River Lighthouse- Watercolor Pencil Fun
I hope all of you are having a fabulous week so far!
This card was designed for the Splitcoaststampers F4A325 “Inspiration Photo” Challenge as well as the AlphaWk16P Challenge (P=Pencils, Patterned Paper) and the Mojo Monday 447 Sketch Challenge.
I love the colors in this inspiration photo as well as the feeling of relaxation- I have owned this Impression Obsession, Inc. stamp for quite a while and had not had a chance to ink it up yet, so I thought it would be a great one to use for this challenge as well as the others :-)
If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenge sites, I hope you will find time to do so- such inspiration from all!
Ink the Roanoke River Lighthouse (I/O) using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.
Color the image with Rexel Derwent® Watercolor Pencils (I used Light Blue, Terracotta, Cedar Green and Gunmetal) and use the AquaPainter™ to watercolor.
Add additional touches as needed with the Chinese White Pencil, trim and mount onto a piece of Marina Mist cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock).
Ink the script sentiment from By The Tide with Cajun Craze Classic Ink and stamp repeatedly onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock, trim and mount onto the Marina Mist card front.
Use the Big Shot™ with the My Favorite Things™ (MFT) Stitched Circle STAX Dies to cut a circle from Graphic 45® By The Sea Designer Paper (also cut a circle from Cajun Craze cardstock using the same size die).
Split the circles in quarters and adhere the designer paper onto the Cajun Craze pieces, mount onto the opposite corners of the card front (per the sketch).
Cut a rectangle from Cajun Craze cardstock using the Big Shot™ with the My Favorite Things™ (MFT) Stitched Rectangle STAX Dies and emboss this panel with the Chevron Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.
Cut a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock using the Big Shot™ with the MFT Horizontal Stitched Strip Dies and use the edges only of this die cut to layer behind a piece of Marina Mist cardstock (embossed with the retired Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder).
Mount the embossed rectangle on an angle onto the card front (per the sketch) and add the embossed horizontal strip to the card front as well.
Use a Sponge Applicator with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink to age the edges of the focal image panel and mount the panel to the card front with dimensional foam to finish off the card.
I decided to leave the front of the card without a sentiment so that I can use this card as needed for any occasion (plus I love the artwork in this image and did not want to cover it up :-)).
Stamp Sets: By The Tide, Timeless Textures (both SU!), Roanoke River Lighthouse (I/O)
Ink/Mediums: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Cajun Craze, Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink, Derwent® Watercolor Pencils
Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist; Graphic45® By The Sea Designer Paper
Accessories: Big Shot™, Chevron Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, MFT Stitched Circle STAX Dies, Sponge Dauber, AquaPainter™
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and enjoy the rest of your week!