Today's card was created for the latest Just Us Girls challenge. I have to admit that watercoloring is not really my coloring medium of choice. The truth is I'm just not that good at it. I like to do the smooshing technique but actual painting is not really my forte. But I thought I would work with an image that didn't really require a lot of painting skills and would be forgiving of my somewhat sloppy painting skills. I started with a piece of cold pressed Canson watercolor paper and stamped the Stampendous Ranunculous Fields stamp using Versafine onyx black ink. I immediately covered the stamped image with clear embossing powder from Zing and heat embossed it. I like using this technique because the heat embossing creates a small ridge on the paper that helps keep the paint in check and, trust me, I need all of the help I can get when it comes to painting! LOL. I painted the image in using Tim Holtz distress inks and once I was finished I dried it with my heat tool and then covered the entire panel with some pretty Tsukineko sheer shimmer spritz for a nice, all over shine and shimmer. The distress inks react to the moisture from the spray so it leaves pretty little water droplets all over the image too. I cut the panel down and added some foam tape to the back and mounted it onto my card base, which I had covered with some bright canary yellow cardstock from Hobby Lobby. I die cut the sentiment panels using Verve Stamps Mini Classy Label dies and stamped the greeting from the Waltzing Mouse Old Country Roses stamp set. I popped the sentiment panel up off of the card using more foam tape and added a few 6mm clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to complete my card. I hope you like it!
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Sunday, August 14, 2016
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From one crafter that doesn't like colouring to one that doesn't like painting - you have done such a beautiful job on your card. The colours are so lovely especially with the touch of sheen. Lovely background. If you check my blog you will see I used a stamp that was easy to colour. So glad you got out of your comfort zone to create such a pretty card. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls this week Celeste.
Sigh...this is so beautiful. Love it!!
Thank you Lisa!
Well Celeste I think you did an amazing job! Honestly this card is beautiful! Glad we got you out of your comfort zone and you realize that you are really good at it! Thanks for playing along with the girls and I over at JUGS!
Thank you for the kind words Ina!
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