My card for today turned out much different than I originally had expected. My brain painted this picture of a super simple white on white with a touch of watercolor look. And it definitely started out that way. I spent a little time relaxing and trying out the no line watercolor technique using the flowers from Kind Words and my Neocolor II watersoluble pastels and a waterbrush. I just scribble the pastels on my craft sheet and then pick up the color with the waterbrush. My coloring session looked something like this...
Soft and serene, no? I walked away to let it dry, then came back ready to stamp my sentiment, cut a few panels and be done. BUT... I totally fumbled my black archival ink pad when I was taking the lid off and it landed ink side down right in the spot I was going to stamp the sentiment. Eek! There's NO way to hide that on a clean & simple card. So I took it as a sign that the card needed to be grunged up... my secret weapon against all manner of card bloopers.
So out came the distress inks and the paper distresser and the air art tool to splatter more black ink to make my focal panel look like my black ink stain was artistic choice. I then needed a background that matched in grunginess, so picked out an embossing folder, sponged distress inks on it, and painted in some of the detail with the Neocolor II crayons and a waterbrush. The embossed butterfly didn't stand out as well as I would like, so I mixed some light modeling paste with a few scribbles of the watercolor crayon to tint it and stenciled some dots on the butterfly and a few random areas on the card. I added some white gel pen accents, then finished off with a black bow for my vertical strip.
Well, that's all from me today. I hope you have a fantastic start to your weekend!
|Viva la Verve May Wk 3 Sketch|
Stamps: Kind Words (Verve Stamps)
Paper: watercolor paper (fabriano), cream (Neenah)
Ink: black soot, tumbled glass, vintage photo, antique linen, dusty concord distress inks and black archival ink (Ranger), Neocolor II water soluble pastels (Caran d'Ache), white gel pen, wink of stella clear pen
Accessories: butterfly embossing folder (Darice), light modeling paste (liquitex), waterbrush, ribbon
dot fade Tim Holtz stencil (Stampers Anonymous)