Friday, March 16, 2012

Water Coloring

Okay. This is my first attempt at water coloring...ever. I'm not even joking, folks. I have water color pens, and I've never used them! Which is why the challenge at Try It On Tuesday was so fabulous for me--they want us to water color! Well, count me in! I combined my water coloring with a ton of distressing, so this also qualifies for the current Prairie Fairy Friday challenge. Since I've used a vintage embossing folder pearls, and lace, I'm entering this into the Creative Card Crew challenge that calls for vintage creations. Now onto the card!

Here it is~


I started by dry embossing a white panel with a Tim Holtz folder. I then distressed the edges, crumpled it up, semi-flattened it, and water colored it with 6 different colors. Then I created my image panel by stamping the carnations and then water coloring around them. I then added shimmer with a Sakura clear glitter gel pen--my fave! I created the sentiment in the same way, and then put the card together!

Thanks to all for such fun challenges--I had a ton of fun making this card! I hope you'll join in our fun! :) Happy stamping!!!


Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card Mynnette, fab use of the paints/pencils.
My DH has challenged me to make some vintage/shabby cards without using brown and my mind went into panic mode until I saw this - I'll let you know how I get on. Have fab weekend Karen x

Lisa Elton said...

Well look at you branching out into new creative territory!! GREAT job with your first go at watercoloring Mynnette...high five girl!!

georgina said...

What a gorgeous card Mynette, thanks for sharing with us at TioT, luv Georginax

zandra said...

Looks, fabulous! Great take on the challenge. Thanks for joining us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

lainey said...

beautiful soft colours Mynnette, love it :) lainey x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is super Mynnette. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew this time and good luck.


My name is Cindy said...

Glad you had such fun with the challenge Mynette - I enjoyed reading how you created your stunning card. I like the added shimmer too, what a great finishing touch!. Thank you for joining us at TioT this week.Cindy x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mynnette, this is a gorgeous card, soft dreamy colours and then the lovely shimmery panel, a great touch.
Thanks for joining TIOT
Avril x

Unknown said...

Wow this one is just fantastic! I too love those Sakura gelly roll pens and enjoy using mine often. Your embossing and watercolor image are beautiful!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card, the shimmer draws the eye to the flowers. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.
Yvonne x

Dorte said...

I love your colouring, is it really your first water coloured image??
The embossing looks great.
Thank you for joining our 'Distress it' challenge at FFF this time ;).

Unknown said...

this is stunning and even more amazing as its your first attempt! thanks for joining in the watercolour challenge at TIOT watch out for the winners and top 5 announced on 27th