Tuesday, February 12, 2013
a 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.
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 ;)
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