Sunday, June 28, 2009

Water in-colored Rose

Quick post to show you a card made with the beautiful Fifth Avenue Stamp set and watercolored with 3 of the new in-color inks: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry. I have to thank my good friend, Nancy Littrell, who shared this technique with me the last time we got together. I'm a real novice at watercoloring, so if I can do this....anyone can! We stamped the rose with white pigement ink onto watercolor paper, hit it with the heat gun, sprayed the image with a water spritzer (you want the image to be wet), then took a watercolor brush and used re-inkers for our paint. I started with Curry, added some Melon then added touches of the Razzleberry last.
After the image dried, I cut it out and mounted it on the card.
The new Razzleberry Lemonaide DP and along with textured card stock in Razzleberry and Melon provided great layers and pulled all the colors from the rose together.
This card highlights one of the things I love most about Stampin Up... perfect color coordination of the products! Plus, those re-inkers make beautiful "paint" ... I felt like a real artist while adding the color and watching the rose come to life! A simple sentiment from the
All Holidays set was the finishing touch (punched out with the Large and Small Oval Punches). I used lots of Dimensionals which gives the card plenty of dimension.
If you want to see some REALLY beautiful cards, including several using watercoloring techniques, be sure to check out
Nancy Littrell's SCS gallery .... I guarantee you'll be inspired! You can find her gallery right HERE.
Thanks for stopping by...have a great week :) !!!

18 comments:

Danni said...

Gorgeous!

Kathi said...

Oh my gosh, this is so beautiful! I'm glad to hear that this is an easy technique, I've seen a few other cards with this and have been wanting to try it but was too scared to attempt it! What a gorgeous, elegant card, absolutely awesome!!!!!!!

Nancy Riley said...

Nancy, this is GORGEOUS!!!! So much drama in a few colors!

Hope all is good with you ... think of you often! I bet you're enjoying your new role as grandma!

Pauline said...

Pretty card, Nancy, and I've never heard of a colour called curry. That's great!!

wendyp said...

omgosh! This is stunning!!! Loving how vibrant, colorful image!!!

Marie said...

Beautiful card, Nancy!!! Love those three colors used for these roses!!! I have only used Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry together for them. The Rich Razzleberry is a great compliment and really adds depth!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

My goodness Nancy, this is absolutely gorgeous. I am going to try it right now! TFS!

Rosella said...

Absolutely STUNNING! I was not terribley impressed with the new IN colors, but now... I think I WILL have to use them! TFS!

nancy littrell said...

Don't we just have so much fun on our playdates ?!? I love how the 4 of us came up with such different results. I love your bold color combination and how you brought all the new In Colors together with your gorgeous layers. TFS and explaining the technique so well my friend.....

Cammy said...

That is just stunning! Beautiful!

PAS said...

Beautiful colors on your stunning card. I'm going to have to give this technique a try.

Wendy J said...

Nancy, this is just beautiful! Great job! Love the rich colors!

Angel said...

this is GORGEOUS!! Love it and have to try that technique! {{hugs}}

Debbie said...

Oh my gosh! This is absolutely stunning!! Love the rose and the whole layout, its really beautiful.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Wow this is beautiful!! What pretty colors!

Tonya said...

I think this is beautiful!!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Beautiful!

Marisa said...

Stunning rose!! Fabulous coloured and framed. Great card!