Happy Friday, peeps! It's time for another As You See It challenge; this week it's a sketch, with lots of room for interpretation:
First, before I share my card, I must confess that I CASEd this idea from Loll at CAS Watercolour Challenge! Their challenge this month is "bird", and I just loved her card with the little bird diecut against that beautiful watercolored background!
I thought it would work well with our sketch challenge, so I just had to make my own:
My own background was a happy accident! I love to watercolor WITHIN the lines, but doing a random background like this makes me very nervous! I started out by embossing the big fuzzy image from Touches of Texture twice in Versamark and clear embossing powder; I positioned it once on my Stamparatus, then turned my watercolor paper and stamped it again. After heat-embossing the image, I just began filling in the area around it with various shades of green ink. Imagine my surprise when it ended up looking like a big white hydrangea (at least that's what it looks like to me!)!!!
I added some stamped leaves from Blooms and Wishes to continue to floral look, then diecut a bird from a scrap of watercolor paper using the Birds and Blooms framelits. I watercolored it in some wren-ish colors and positioned him atop the edge of the blossom, and then added a sentiment from Sitting Here, stamped in Basic Black:
I didn't punch out the diecut areas of the bird, but left them intact by putting a little piece of tape on the back to hold the wing and the eye in place. I mounted my watercolor piece on a card of Thick White Cardstock and I really love how it feels like a little piece of art!
I hope you will play along with our sketch at As You See It this week! Everyone really rocked the color challenge we had, so let's keep the mojo going! You can check the samples from the DT here, and share yours with us as well!
So apparently this was the year for unusual egg dying! Not only did Cassidy tie-dye eggs, she painted some:
and she even dyed some with rice....the rice and the dye go into a baggie, then the egg gets shaken in the baggie, and the dye is transferred to the egg!
And big kid Wayne even got in on the action!
Enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Touches of Texture, Sitting Here, Blooms and Wishes|
|Card stock & Papers||Watercolor, Thick White|
|Ink||Garden Green, Tranquil Tide, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Versamark|
|Tools||Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Birds and Blooms Framelits, Mini Dimensionals, Dimensionals|