Monday, January 23, 2012


Enchanting Watercolor Painting

Here is a fun card I created for the SCCSC101 Sketch Challenge on Stampin' Connection. Take a look:

  • Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Field Flowers
  • Card Stock: Pool Party, Whisper White, Soft Suede
  • DSP: Everyday Enchantment
  • Ink: Pool Party, Soft Suede
  • Markers: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade
  • Accessories: Aqua Painter, Pool Party Re-inker, Shampagne Shimmer Paint, Sponge Dauber, Designer Frames embossing folder, Paper Snips, Crystal Effects, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Two-Way Glue Pen, Modern Label Punch, 3/4" x 15/16" Oval Punch, misting spray bottle, Stampin' Dimensionals
Here is the sketch that was created by Susie Nelson:

The card base is Pool Party card stock cut at 4-1/4" x 11" and was scored along the 11" side at 2" and 7-1/2". Next I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 3-1/2" x 4". I ran this through the Big Shot with the Adorning Accents Edgelits die to cut the decorative edge. I stamped the image from Fresh Vintage in Pool Party ink all over the Whisper White card stock to create a background pattern.

This was then adhered onto a piece of Pool Party card stock that was cut at 4" x 4 1/4". Then I ran this through the Big Shot with the Adorning Accents Edgelit again to cut a matching decorative edge onto the Pool Party card stock. Then I ran it through the Big Shot again with the Adorning Accents embossing folder to add the embossed detail that matches the cut edge. This panel was adhered onto the 2" flap on the card base.

A piece of Everyday Enchantment DSP was cut at 3-1/2" x 4-1/4" and was adhered onto the 3-1/2" long flap on the card base.

Now for the picture frame... ran a scrap of Soft Suede card stock through the Big Shot in the Designer Frames embossing folder and I cut out around the edge of the frame with Paper Snips. Next I used a Sponge Dauber with Champagne Shimmer Paint to paint the picture frame and give it a metallic sparkle. Then I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 1-3/8" x 2".

The flower image from Fresh Vintage was colored in with Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade markers directly onto the stamp. After I finished coloring the image on the stamp I sprayed the stamp with water in a fine misting spray bottle, then I stamped the image onto the small piece of Whisper White card stock. I don't know what this technique is called, but I like to call it the Faux Watercolor Technique because the stamped image looks like it was watercolored.

Then I put a single drop of Pool Party re-inker onto a scrap of plastic and picked up just a little bit of color on my Aqua Painter to color the area around the flowers a soft blue. After the card stock dried completely I adhered the small cardstock watercolor painting into the picture frame. Then I covered the image completely with Crystal Effects. This made the colors in the image even softer and look even more like watercolor. Not to mention it made it look like a piece of art behind glass in my litte paper frame.

The frame was adhered onto the Whisper White/Pool Party flap with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The greeting from Field Flowers was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock in Soft Suede ink and was punched out with the 3/4" x 15/16" Oval Punch. Next I used the Modern Label punch on a scrap of Pool Party card stock. I cut the length of the modern label down with Paper Snips and adhered the ends behind the greeting oval with the Two Way Glue Pen. The greeting was adhered onto the DSP flap of the card front with a Stampin' Dimensional.

I really had a great time playing around with making the "artwork" really look like a watercolor painting! I also absolutely love the Everyday Enchantment DSP with Pool Party! So much fun! Have you been trying any fun techniques lately?

Thanks for stopping by!