Monday, July 30, 2012

Sweet Watermelon and Watercolor Poinsettia

I have spent many, many hours in my art studio today.  I've had a few failures (which happens once in a while, but thankfully not too often) ... and I've had a couple of successes.  I made two cards for the Dare To Get Dirty challenges for fan club members at SCS.  The first one is for stampertammy's challenge and I used a Lisa Lara Digi "What a melon" for this fun, shaped card.  Hope you like.

"Sweet Watermelon"

Stamps:  What a melon (Lisa's Doodley Doos - Clear Dollar Stamps); Amy R Sweet Sentiments
Paper:  Whisper White, Garden Green, Melon Mambo polka-dot DP (SU!)
Ink:  Black
Accessories & Tools:  computer printer, hole punch, Peapod twine (The Twinery), small sponge, glue, and dimensionals

I printed the watermelon image four times (whisper white, garden green (x 2), melon mambo polka-dot dp).  I cut out the white as a card base, scoring along the top of the watermelon, folding the cardstock and then cutting out the shape.  I cut a full watemelon shape from the melon mambo and mounted it on front of the card base.  I cut out just the rind from garden green, added a little sponging along the lines and glued it on top of the polka-dot dp.  I cut a second full watermelon from garden green, turned it over and mounted it on the back of the card base to add extra stability.

I used my black marker to color in the seeds and stamp the sentiment.  I added the twine to the sentiment and mounted it to the card front, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.


The second card is for DTGD challenge by BAR.  I used the new Watercolor Winter set from SU! and "watercolored" the image with ink and a blender pen.  The sentiment reads "Wishing you" ... and on the inside "a very Merry Christmas".  Hope you like.

"Watercolor Poinsettia"

Stamps:  Watercolor Winter (SU!); Merry and Bright (Amy R)
Paper:  Riding Hood Red, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Stazon black, Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  blender pen, silver stitched white ribbon (unknown), Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue dot, and sticky strips

I stamped the poinsettia in Stazon black and colored with ink and blender pen.  I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to positon my sentiments and stamped in black.

I wrapped the ribbon around the top and tied a bow.  I secured the back of the bow to the card front with a rolled glue dot.  I mounted the card front onto the Riding Hood Red card base.

The inside panel has a partial image of the poinsettia, watercolored the same as the main image.


  1. What a melon indeed! That's a fun card! I also love that delicate poinsettia card. I like how you partially repeat the image on the inside of the card.

  2. just such a lovely Christmas the look....

  3. So cute... so beautiful! So creative! TFS Loll!

  4. The watermelon is so bright and delicious! And the poinsettia card is very elegant! I love all the white space and the bit of silver in the ribbon.


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