Tuesday, May 29, 2007

TLC118: Wet Watercolour

I'm a day late in posting this card, but lately, that seems to be the story of my life. "A day late and a dollar short!" The wet water colour challenge was an interesting technique to do yesterday. I used a water colour paper and spritzed it as directed. As I spritzed, I noticed little speckles of different colours appearing on the paper. I don't know if this is normal or not, but it added to the effect for sure. Once the paper was moist, I picked up my Technique Tuesday Paisley stamps. I used a large acrylic block and placed several of the stamps on the one block. I had Kaleidacolor stamp pads in Baby Powder and Flannel. Also a small Metallic pad with gold, silver and copper colours from Wal-Mart. Inked up the stamps and pressed onto the wet paper. As you can see, the ink spreads a little and it looks pretty cool. A dark blue paper by Prism was used for the mat. These papers have a really neat texture to them which, unfortunately, cannot be picked up by the camera. The SU slit punch was used to mount the paisley panel and I added a little bit of sheer blue ribbon on the left. Believing it needed a ltitle something more (as always I never know when to quit), I used the sewing machine to feather-stitch all around. In retrospect, I should have chosen a different colour thread, I think. Once that was done, I noticed a small imperfection and added some bling to cover it up on the bottom right corner. Stamped the sentiment using Paper Tray by Papertrey and called it done!

I won't be doing todays colour challenge at SCS because I don't have the colours necessary. I need to place an SU order soon for more cardstock or I'll have to turn in my stamper's badge! YIKES!

1 comment:

Tami said...

This is a beauty, Barb. I really appreciate how you explain your creative process. I believe that embellies are meant to cover minor imperfections!