Thursday, February 28, 2013

Purple Tulips for Andrea


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:






17 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Loll I think your card is beautiful such a lovely stamp and love your water colouring perfect colours and lovely style

Anne

June K said...

Lovely card. You did a wonderful job with the watercolor.

Harriet Skelly said...

This is just beautiful Loll - can't tell that you haven't used water color pencils before!!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Loll, the watercolour effect is beautiful, so soft.

Gita said...

Such a pretty CAS card. Love the purple!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

What a lovely image and beautiful card, Loll! I love tulips and I love purple; therefore, I instantly loved your card. Your water coloring with the pencils looks really good. I usually use Gamsol and stumps with water color pencils to prevent the bleeding with the black ink. Thanks for swinging by my blog today!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful bouquet of tulips! This definitely looks done by an ar- TIST!

Vicki Plaugher said...

Thanks to you and Andrea for such a beautiful card!! I think I'll pull out my pencils and give this technique a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tammy said...

Beautiful job!

Tammy said...

I have never heard of Annabelle stamps until I saw this card. I've been checking them out. Thanks for the tip. Great stamps!

Kylie said...

Great card Loll. Your watercolouring is lovely! Great stamp from Annabelle Stamps!! xx

Karen B said...

Love this card Loll - the texture of the watercolour paper with the use of watercolour pencils is absolutely lovely.........and beautifully CAS.

Karen x

Sue said...

Hi Loll, this is gorgeous! I love tulips and your watercolouring is lovely. I found if I use Black Archival before stamping and let it dry thoroughly it doesn't run. Sue x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your watercolomring looks pretty darn good to me Loll! This is BEAUTIFUL!

Danielle Vincent said...

Hi Loll - I think you did a fabulous job on this! Doesn't seem that you need much practice to me :o) Thanks for the tip on the inks - embossing is the way to go when I try this. Hugs D

Darnell J Knauss said...

I am mouth-agape over this one, Lolly! I have watercolor pencils, watercolor paper, and I love watercoloring, but I've never tried this. I can't image why you say you need more practice! This looks perfect to me!! xo Dolly

Susan said...

LOVE your water coloring...beautifully done. I need to practice my water coloring skills a bit more...my work never turns out this pretty!