This is for Becky's color challenge to use lagoon, coral, and olive. It also fits yesterday's CAS challenge to color.
I was not able to take the online watercolor for cards class when it was offered in May but I did just a couple days ago, go ahead and pay for the class so i could access the videos as able. So this is my first project. I tried to use the wet on wet technique Swarup shared. I'm somewhere between kind of liking it and worrying that everyone will think it's just a muddy mess. LOL!
I used an image from Sweet 'N Sassy and stamped it with Archival ink, then really wet my paper and started adding colors, using Distress inks, some of which I had to mix to get near to the coral shade.
I'm kind of embarrassed to share a practice card but the colors did inspire me to try this today, so here it is. LOL! The word hope is a die from Little Yellow Bicycle.
Thanks so much for looking and be patient with me... it's my first try at this particular technique! :)
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 GMT Views: 1092
Registered: June 9, 2006 Location: Wauconda, IL Posts: 50914
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:04 PM
Embarrassed??!! What?!! I would be proud to share this card; it is gorgeous Grace!! If this is one of your first cards, I can only imagine what you will do with more practice. I think this is STUNNING!!!
Registered: April 22, 2005 Location: Boca Raton, FL Posts: 14407
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:29 PM
I am glad you were inspired, Grace, and I think your first practice card is a real winner. I love the beautiful mix of colors and don't think at all that it looks muddy. The poppies are gorgeous! So glad you joined the challenge today.