Watercolored Bloom


This card turned out soooo much better than I thought it would! The challenge areas for this months’ PTI Guest Star Stamper were limited to scrapbook or project, use of Friends ‘Til the End, and use of a previous set. I didn’t bring any of my scrapping stuff with me to Hawaii (I figured space would be limited and I hadn’t scrapped in two years already, so what is another two) and projects are hard for me – I enjoy doing them, but I never have a reason to make them and I like making stuff for a purpose. I’ve already made a couple cards that I entered with previous stamp sets. That just left Friends ‘Til the End. Thankfully I ordered that one πŸ˜‰

I know lots of people use this image (just like SU’s Fifth Avenue) to make those uber cool mod cards, and while I do want to try that myself, I wanted to watercolor this baby. I really love watercoloring. Have you ever watercolored with Palette inks before? It is hard! They dry on whatever surface you use (I normally squish my cube onto a plastic plate that I use) and they don’t take to water too well. But I’ve found if I work fast and try hard, I can do it.

The layout of this card is from Karen Giron’s sketch (SSSC08). I’ve been wanting to participate in her challenges, but this is the first one I’ve managed…and not I’m not really sure it “qualifies” as I didn’t do the layering in the background. I hope that I can go back and do her others too.

I didn’t take a picture of the inside, but I did stamp the same flower image with white pigment ink.

Glad We’re Friends
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Friends ‘Til the End, Faux Ribbon;
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Ripe Avocado, Chocolate Chip (SU), White (SU);
Paper: Kraft, Berry Sorbet, White;
Other: Berry ribbon, dimensionals;

5 thoughts on “Watercolored Bloom

  1. wow karen! this is stunning. you really amaze me with your water coloring. you are so talented with it… i am jealous! have you tried using alcohol instead of water?

  2. STUNNING!! well shucks.. joyclynn already said that πŸ™‚ but it is. And I agree with JR… your watercoloring is just awesome!!

  3. Beautiful Karen! I agree with Joyclynn try watercoloring with rubbing alcohol I promise you’ll like the vivid results!

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