Monday, September 03, 2007

faux watercolor scene

I used Jen del Muro's sketch challenge as the inspiration for this card...combined with the thought that I needed to make one more card with this saying for my smARTworks design stash. I liked the idea of having a cut out window. A hint for doing this so you can place your image where you want it - I stamped the image on my watercolor paper in Stazon ink *before* stamping the scene. That way I didn't put something really important where it was going to get cut out, and I could frame or plan around the cutout area.

I used Versamagic chalk inks for the flower background. The watercolor look is accomplished by inking the stamps then misting them with water before stamping. I used watercolor paper so the water and colors would absorb without warping my panel...but the technique works on regular cardstock too. There are a couple different smART flower sets represented here: Grow and Darling Duo. I filled in a little green below and the blue in the sky with a watercolor wash. I don't have any sage watercolor paint or pencils, so I swiped my Versamagic sage inkpad on an acrylic block and picked up the color using a waterbrush.

The square is cut out using a Coluzzle template. I stamped the saying on another piece of cardstock and positioned it on the base, attached the ribbon, then mounted the watercolored piece on double-stick foam so it's popped just slightly from the card.

6 comments:

  1. So soft & elegant & beautifully done!

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  2. Very pretty Dina. I love to do window cards. I think I'm inspired!

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  3. You're a winner, dahling...congrats! http://withfeathersandsequins.blogspot.com/

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  4. Dina this is soooo beautiful, great soft and subtle colors. I love your cut out and the way you attached the ribbon.

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  5. CherylQuilts9/04/2007 7:31 AM

    What a beautiful card! It's so soft and the flowers are like a wild garden. Love the ribbon placement too. Great layout..I'll definitely have to try it. Love the sentiment...so true!

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  6. Such a soft and beautiful card, and an awesome and true sentiment!

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