Hi everyone. This card is for two challenges at SCS: Featured Stamper (FS316 - stampinandrea) and Ways To Use It (WT416 - Birthday Celebration).
StampinAndrea is the owner of Annabelle Stamps (a recent stamp company for me) ... I love her CAS and elegant style of cards and found several in her SCS gallery that I wanted to CASE in her honor.
In the end, I didn't CASE one particular card. Instead, I tried to capture her style, along with using one of her stamp sets ... and using a technique that Andrea uses a lot, but I have never tried before - watercoloring with pencils. Congratulations Andrea ... I loved looking through your gallery and I hope you like the card I made in your honor!!
The Ways to Use it challenge is a celebration of the eighth year since the challenge started ... make a celebration card and include purple.
Stamps: Mother's Day Bouquet (Annabelle Stamps); Sincere Salutations (SU!)
Paper: Watercolor; Elegant Eggplant (SU!)
Ink: Black, Derwent watercolor pencils
Accessories & Tools: Aqua Painter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, mauve mini half-pearls, adhesives, and dimensionals
I have never used the watercolor pencils before ... and I definitely need more practice ... but it is a fun technique. It makes me feel like a watercolor ar-TEEST! :) The only problem I had was the black ink outline ran on me. I tried several different versions (Memento, SU!, Staz-on) ... and it turns out the Staz-on was the best of these on watercolor paper - but none of them was perfect. I think next time I need to embossed the image so I don't have any color running.
Here's a close-up of the tulips: