6/21/11

Repeat Impressions DCC - Watercoloring

Happy Hump Day friends!

Today over at The House That Stamps Built, Miriam chose watercoloring for the designer's choice challenge.  You know, I LOVE watercoloring and all you can do with it and I rarely do watercoloring.  Now that's just wrong!  So thanks Miriam for reminding me what fun it can be.  From the looks of it, I went a totally different direction than the other Rock Stars - hmph; no surprise huh?

I chose the Lupine image and inked it with 4 different colors of Stampin' Up markers; I spritzed the image 3-4 times and them stamped it twice (1st and 2nd generation) on my water color paper.  I was wanting a field of wildflowers - I like it!   I layered the watercolor paper onto PTI Harvest Gold and Hibiscus Burst and added a strip of Hibiscus Burst saddle stitch ribbon.  The sentiment is a rub-on that I have had FOREVER!

Also, once I had all my flowers stamped I spritzed them with MORE water; some of the inks really ran - like the yellow; but it softened them all up a bit more. 

I created a wildflower on the inside and on the envie - purdy!!  Springy and summer all rolled into one!

Please stop by the The House That Stamps Built and see what the other Rock Stars have created AND get all the details of how YOU can play along with us!  I promise some incredible creations today AND your chance to win a $25 gift certificate.  Come on, don't be shy and play along!!

Thanks for visiting!

...wildflowers in spring time...
Hugs, ~M.






WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Repeat Impressions Lupine
Papers: PTI Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, watercolor paper
Ink:  SU! Markers
Accessories:  rub-on, PTI Hibiscus Burst saddle stitch ribbon, corner chomper

9 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

what a pretty card Michele - i love the softness of the water colouring.
Lisa x

Rusty said...

Beautiful card, love the bright colours! very pretty ... Is Stampin different to Stompin? hahaha I am sure I can do both if you want me to try? xxx

Lynette said...

Very soft and pretty, Michele! I like the rounded corners and ribbon, too. And isn't it fun to use up some of those rub-ons?? :)

joy said...

WOW, beautiful water coloring! This looks like it should be in a frame and displayed!

Harriet Skelly said...

Michele this is so pretty - I love these soft colors!!

Miriam said...

I love that you went a different way than the rest of us with our black inked images! The ink bleeding gives such a soft look. Lovely.

Anita said...

This is so pretty Michele. I love the soft look of the watercoloring.

Amanda R said...

Very soft and pretty Michele. I have never worked with watercolors, may have to give it a try!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Great card, Michele! I love the little flower meadow you created! The rounded corners are a great touch - I always forget to do that!