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.


shirley-bee said...

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.

Karen Dunbrook said...

just such a lovely Christmas the look....

Pam Sparks said...

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

Bonnie said...

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.