Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sending Wishes Your Way- A Salvaged Watercolor Experiment :-)

Hi Stampers!

I had a chance to play in my craft room this evening and decided to create a card for the Create with Connie and Mary CCMC350 Color Challenge and the Splitcoaststampers SC535 Sketch Challenge – I modified the oval portion of the sketch to be the flower/sentiment (see details here and gallery here). 

This card looked totally different a few hours ago- I had watercolored the entire panel with a Night of Navy background over the printed images but could not achieve a high enough light to dark ratio, so I decided to go an entirely different route (I refused to give up :-) )

This is what I love about stamping- the challenge of making something out of a mistake- lol!!

Again, I hope you have the time to stop by the above sites to check out the wonderful inspiration from the Design Teams as well as the other gallery entries!

To create this card:

Using My Digital Studio (MDS),  position the floral image and sentiment from Butterfly Basics and print out onto Whisper White cardstock (since this set was mostly line art images, I only purchased it in the MDS version but you could stamp the actual stamp with Stāz-On Jet Black Ink).  

Using an AquaPainter™ along with the Classic Ink pads from the color challenge, apply color from the Calypso Coral pad to the flower petals (along with a bit of Crushed Curry) and Night of Navy to the background and over the sentiment- spritzing with water, drying with the Heat Tool and re-applying additional ink.

Add detail using the corresponding Stampin’ Write markers, spritzing and allowing the ink to run- again, just have fun!!

If you are lucky, you can use this one layer panel for your card, but if you are like me, “fussy-cut” the flower image and punch out the sentiment using the Note Punch.  Add additional color with the Stampin’ Write markers and add white highlights to the flower with the White Gel Pen.

Mount the sentiment onto another Note Punch from Night of Navy cardstock- you cannot see this layer but it helps to stabilize the Whisper White cardstock.

Ink the Dictionary background stamp using Crushed Curry Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (place the inked stamp face up on your table, lay the Very Vanilla cardstock down onto the stamp and use your fingers to "walk" the paper randomly over the stamp image). 

Add the strips of retired Crushed Curry Designer Series Paper (DSP) along with Night of Navy and Calypso Coral cardstock scraps to create the center and left hand border (per the sketch).

Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, trim again and mount onto a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock, trim once more and mount onto the Night of Navy card base.

Add the sentiment and fussy cut flower using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Use the Bow Builder Punch to create the Night of Navy cardstock bow, adhere to the card front and add the retired Calypso Coral button to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics (MDS version), Dictionary

Ink: Printer Ink- Black; Classic Ink- Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy; Stampin’ Write Markers- Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy ; White Gel Pen

Paper:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, retired Crushed Curry DSP

Accessories: AquaPainter™, Heat Tool, Punches- Bow Builder and Note, retired Calypso Coral button

Thanks again for visiting- stop by in the am to see the new Card Concept challenge

Hugs to you, my friends!!


Unknown said...

So beautiful!

Chris Slogar said...

Your coloring on this flower is absolutely gorgeous! Your fussy-cutting is pretty amazing too :) Great layout, great job with the colors, and beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie Babbert said...

Your shading and coloring is so remarkable, Julie! Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Margaret Raburn said...

What a beautiful card! I love this set and how you've colored and cut out the image! The bow by the sentiment is such a lovely touch! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

Oh my word is this ever STUNNING Julie! That flower looks SOOOOO real and 3D! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous Julie! The colouring is beautiful and the flower is so dramatic. A well-deserved Top 3 Pick! Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week.

AB. said...

WOW! That flower image is FANTASTIC!!! Such amazing colouring. Beautiful work Julie! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary. x

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