Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Blooming Beautiful

This is my card for Wednesday's SCS sketch challenge, SC177. I kept my card really simple. Everytime I'd tried to add more, it just took away from the beautiful image. The image is from the Blooming Beautiful set (Occasions Mini Catalog)... it was stamped with Black Stazon onto watercolor paper. Then, I watercolored it : )! Yep, that's right, no Copics were used in the coloring of this image (I know, it's hard to believe)!! I used 4 things, 1) a Watercolor brush, 2) water, 3) Real Red Classic ink pad & 4) an Old Olive marker....how simple is that? My friend Nancy Littrell shared this stamped image with me (don't you love how she stamped the definition right over the stem?) and gave me some excellent tips for watercoloring. Thanks Nancy, you're awesome!!! It was so easy and fun. All that shading you see was just done by adding varying amounts of Real Red ink. I colored in parts of the stem with my Old Olive Marker, then used the watercolor brush to blend. Just for fun, I added a few shimmery highlights with myspica clear glitter pen, it's really subtle.

Quick post today...lots to do : ) ! Hope you have a great day!!

Supplies for the card~
Stamps: Blooming Beautiful (available through June 30th...Occasions Mini Catalog)
Paper: Real Red & Old Olive textured, Whisper White (layers), Watercolor paper (140# cold pressed)
Ink: Black Stazon, Real red classic inkpad. Old Olive marker
Accessories: Watercolor brushes, Silver brads, Dimensionals, Spical clear glitter pen

12 comments:

Marie said...

This really is beautful!! I love the deep, rich colors. I may have to get this Blooming stamp set afterall!

tonya said...

This card turned out beautiful!!! Very, very nice!! The colors, the layout, the clean lines!!

liannallama said...

what a lovely card and you did an amazing job with the watercolors!

Tricia said...

This is such a beautiful card. Just perfect.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gorgeous! Fabulous job with the watercolouring...you haven't lost your touch! Love the colours...just beautiful!

Mercy said...

nancy...this is gorgeous! love the color combo, and the watercoloring! you've rocked this sketch...awesome job!

Kelley Holland said...

I love this! The Queen of the Copics did not use them, What the heck!! it is so very pretty!!!

Nancy Riley said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Nancy, your image is beautifully coloured. I love to watercolour too but don't do it often enough. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is beautiful, Nancy! I love the sentiment stamped over the image...Gorgeous watercoloring, too!

Thank you for the wonderful award!! I will get it up on my blog hopefully today. I've been having issues with TypePad!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This is gorgeous! Very well done!

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous! It looks like you're picking right up on your watercoloring skills!