Completely outside my comfort zone. This card took me all day. On and off, because I could not see how I could make a card with this crazy water color panel. I tried a technique where you get the paper wet and just put the color on one edge and let it sort of drip to the other side, I used A Muse Studio's Blush Splash for the pink color. I also splattered with some directly from the bottle once the drips and runs were dry. Then I added some Peerless watercolor splatters. Let that all dry and stamped the flower and sentiment. I came back hours later and painted the flower with the Peerless metallic gold. Then I was stumped. This is not my style. I like my Copic markers and clean lines and no splatters and well, not this! So I let the panel sit for a few more hours. And I didn't want to scrap it so I decided to try to make it become a card. I cut a card blank so my card would be 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 and then die cut circles from the panel and some onyx black card stock with the stitched circles one dies from A Muse. Tied some twine on the top in Toffee. Added a few pearls in the lower "corner" of the circle. The main panel is popped up on the onyx circle. I am still not sure this is a keeper. Hubby seems to think it is ok, but he also wears mismatched socks and doesn't notice so ... sigh...
Date: Friday, February 12, 2016 GMT Views: 387
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Fri, Feb 12, 2016 @ 9:00 PM
What can I say...you've gotta love a man who is not fussy about matching socks!!! I agree with your hubby, this is a real keeper. You should tip toe out of your comfort zone real soon and make another gorgeous water colour card just like this!!
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Sat, Feb 13, 2016 @ 7:42 AM
Oh I love the bg you did...when I was looking at the thumbnail I thought it might be an Asian landscape because of the lines!! I would definitely do that technique again! I applaud your staying with it all day, wow, that is fantastic! Thanks for playing today!
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Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9512
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 @ 9:01 AM
Well at least when you go outside your comfort zone the result is fantastic. This has a wonderful artsy look. The watercolored and splattered circle makes a wonderful bg for your petite flower. Very pretty.