Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Watercoloring it is!


I just counted up the votes from yesterdays post, and WATERCOLORING won!! Conveniently this was my focus at tonights SU workshop. This is the example for our project tonight.
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First I had everyone stamp their designs with black or brown stazon on watercolor paper. Everyone actually choose brown ink (I'm rubbing off on them... I hardly ever use black!). We used the watercolor crayons in earth elements, and blended the colors with blender pens. I really love the vivid colors in this watercolor set... I really thought I didn't need these crayons.... but what did I know??? They blend so smoothly, and you don't get the unblended line that pencils sometimes leave. They are an absolute MUST HAVE!!
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I really tried to float the color around the whole image, so it was completely covered - it looks a little messy in the picture, but is really quite whimsical IRL. I added Stickles to all the flowers (can't see it in the picture, but just imagine lots of sparkle!!) it looks like a fairy garden! The edges are finished off with not quite navy watercolor crayon, then matted on cardstock in the same color.
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I'm going away for a few days and plan on bringing some stamping supplies to get my Mom hooked on stamping. I'm gonna try to upload something every day.... but it sometimes gets hard when shopping gets in the way!

15 comments:

Amy said...

Fun card Michelle--it's so bright and colorful, reminding me of spring!

Amy

Kenna said...

beautiful card! I can definitely see the whimsical and not the messy.

charmayne_tan said...

such cheerful colours! TFS

ikkinlala said...

Very pretty! I love the rich colours.

Cindy Lou Who said...

Amazing art work Michelle!! You have inspired me to stamp on plain white cardstock!! I dread it...but if it comes out 1/2 as good as your it will be a hit!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous! So pretty and spring-like. I love how vivid this card is.

bethtrue said...

Michelle - another beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing. Love the bright colors in this one!

Kerry said...

wow - this is so gorgeous. I can totally see the glitter, too! I've been debating on getting that set, but seeing what you've done with it, I might just have to cave and get it!
Looking forward to more watercoloring...

Linda said...

I just discovered your blog, and all I can say is WOW...you're such a talent. I've added your blog to my favorites on my computer and will be checking you out on a daily basis!

I just love all your work. You really have an eye for combining pattered paper and stamp sets. The colors you use are so bright and cheery and just evoke a feeling of happiness. Thanks for sharing your work on your blog and over at SCS!

Linda (LSN on SCS)

doverdi said...

I just love your cards and color choices. They just seem to pop. Such a pretty card. Thanks for the inspiration.

scrapstampindiva said...

BEAUTIFUL - what a colorful card! :)

julie said...

This is so cute and whimsical! Your watercoloring is beautiful!

Beate said...

Wow! Wow! WOW!!!! What a gorgeous and fun card.

Karen said...

this is stunning, I just love the colors, they are so vibrant. Great job

Auntybarbara said...

well i am am back too...i have had a bad week with bronchitis. wish this thing had spell check. Michelle, i think this card is GREAT! i am so glad you are doing the watercolor as i really would like to add that to my repertoire. i am learning so much from your generosity! tfs!

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