Friday, March 27, 2009

Watercolor Rose

I made this card for last week's sketch challenge on StampTV and also a challenge on SCS (Splitcoast Stampers) .

I used Melanie's "A Year Of Flowers" and stamped the rose in Ridinghood Red and I stamped the leaves in Garden Green and embossed both in clear embossing powder. (I stamped them all on watercolor paper) I used my waterbrushes and Peerless Water Colors to watercolor the images. The "thank you" sentiment was from Rupa's "So Grateful". I also popped up the rose and all the leaves on pop-up dots to give them fun dimension. The DP is an old DCWV Spring matstack from several years ago. I embossed the bottom of the card with a cuttlebug border and rubbed a reddish-pink "metallic rub-on" onto the raised part.

I have to admit that I'm quite happy with how the water coloring turned out. The peerless watercolors are sheets of paper with the watercolor on them. I took a ninji waterbrush and touched the tip to the color of my choice. I then colored the rose petals adding more water to lighten the color as I needed and even leaving some areas white. Of course I did the leaves the same way. Here's a picture of what it looks like. Very interesting and cool way to watercolor at a very good price! hhhmmm.... I wonder if I should invest some stock in Gina K Designs? ;-)

I also have this lovely card on my wall right where I can enjoy it... that is until I send it off to a very special person who has probably thought I've forgotten to thank her properly. I am usually soooooooo slow at mailing things. My poor brother and his wife are still waiting for their Christmas card w/gift! *sigh* Whatever are we going to do with me???


Gvendalen said...

So beautiful card! Cute flower and details!

eviledna said...

QUITE HAPPY !!! I'd be down right over the moon if anything I watercoloured came out half as good as yours (that's why I stick to Derwents, nice and easy) It really is a beautiful card and all those details (sigh) Oh and I am glad to meet someone who like me has a bit of a relaxed attitude to life, not slow at all :O)
Take care & keep smiling
Ann x