I had wanted to try watercolor resist for a while and decided tonight was the night. This technique is absolutely fabulous! It's definitely not the last time I use it on a project.
I used the color combo as inspiration and decided to dive right in and start using those Enchanté papers before the mini is over.
The added detailing actually comes from my new pair of jeans (inspiration is everywhere, right? ;) ) The waist of my jeans is rounded on one side, but not on the other, so I just rounded one corner on my card. There's also a hidden tab inside the zipper, where the cut's name (Sabrina, for the curious ones!) is printed on twill and sewn inside. I thought it was a clever detail, so I mimicked it on my card. I considered adding some stitching, but, naaah... My sewing machine is hidden too far away and I was not in the mood to take it out. (That, and I almost came in late for my dentist's appointment, because I was totally lost in creation!). Maybe I'll add the sewing eventually. Maybe not. I still like the card as is. Hope you do, too. :)
The center of the flower is adorned with a single pearl. This is a lose pearl I had because I cut off part of a pair of earrings. They were really nice, but way too long, as they brushed on my shoulders, so I used the pair of pliers found in SU's tool kit (see - great buy, lots of uses for it!) and took off some of the length. Of course, I kept the pearl because I knew I could find some use for it...
What you see under the card is the matching envelope.
A special thanks to Marika for the stamp set. I made sure this one was extra special to make the set justice!
Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 GMT Views: 705