Tuesday, February 12, 2013

a water-colored smile.

water-colored smile

The PTI festivities are in full swing, and I'm only now joining in (in truth, there are a million household chores I should be doing, but meh - you know how it goes...)  This challenge caught my eye, because water-coloring can take as much or as little time as you want to give it and still look good.

For this card, I stamped each bloom with a dye ink that matched the water-color pencil crayon that I would be using.  I didn't want any harsh-colored borders around my images.  I purposefully bled the colors out of the lines, for that messy water-color look.

water-colored smile

Once the colors went on there (and really, I was very heavy-handed with the brush, so it took no time at all), I splattered some light brown ink over the card (in case you weren't sure if I really wanted it to look messy or not *wink*)  For the sentiment, I die-cut a CSS favor flag and water-colored the bottom only, and then stamped the sentiment (from "happy trails".)  I stamped it in brown ink, and then ghosted the image in a pale blue ink.

In passing, sorry for the sloppy sewing - I think I need to replace the needle ;)

Thanks for stopping by!  If you haven't already, visit my big giveaway post - you can only enter until midnight tonight!

24 comments:

  1. What an absolutely beautiful card!!! Your watercolor effect is just brilliant! And I do LOVE the splatters of brown too!!! The 'messy' sewing just adds to the whole feel of the card if you ask me!!! Just lovely! Wow!

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  2. Love what you did. Everybit of it! Even the sewing. So 'watercolory'.

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  3. Wow that seems like a cool paint great possibilities, your card is beautiful

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  4. Such a gorgeous card! I love how you incorporated watercoloring into your card and your sewing is better than my best day...I am more skilled with a seam ripper.

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  5. This is beautiful! I love the softness and the stitching is perfect!

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  6. Gorgeous! Did you staff the flowers after you did the coloring how did it Not get splotchy?

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  7. Oh, this is so pretty, Elena! I love how soft and lovely your card turned out!

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  8. Your card is very pretty! Best wishes on winning the contest.

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  9. So pretty!! I love all of the variations on the color! I just posted mine too... so many possibilities and new techniques to try!!

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  10. such a pretty card...love the soft look the watercolour creates.

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  11. This is so beautiful Elena! Your watercolouring came out awesome!

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  12. So very pretty! Love how artistic those flowers turned out!

    Linda

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! Everything about this makes me happy.

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  14. Really beautifully done,thanks for sharing..

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  15. Gorgeous! Love this watercolor bouquet! The slight splatters are just perfect.

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  16. I love your card! It is absolutely stunning! I wish I had a sewing machine! It really gives the card a special touch.

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  17. Wow--this is so pretty. You should do this more often.

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  18. Amazing! I love this colors!

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  19. fabulous and I'd take your "sloppy sewing" any day!

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