Saturday, April 5, 2014

Color Outside the Lines

I love how watercoloring is all trendy again with card-makers, and was especially inspired by the intensity of color on this card by Kristina Werner. To get this look, I wet the watercolor paper first then added a few drops of different re-inkers. After the paper had dried a bit, I used a straw to blow some of the excess ink around for the splatter look. I'm not the most patient person in the world, so I had to just walk away entirely to let the paper and ink fully dry before adding the white embossed sentiment from Reverse Confetti's DREAM IN COLOR stamp set.

I hesitate to show the detail shot because color isn't the only thing outside the lines. See all that stray white embossing, despite my best efforts to clean up the powder before embossing? Oh, well ...

I'm linking this up to the current CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #71. Fun sketch!

Speaking of sketch challenges, have you seen Reverse Confetti's April Sketch For You To Try? 
Check it out HERE and do join us! My take on the SFYTT is posted HERE. The deadline is noon CST on April 14. 

Have a fantastic weekend!

Stamps: DREAM IN COLOR by Reverse Confetti
Paper: Strathmore watercolor paper
Ink: Stampin' Up re-inkers and VersaMark
Accessories: white embossing powder, heat tool, sequins


Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this Amy. The white embossed sentiment on those bold colours really make this card rich with depth! Love the sentiment!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fantastic! Wonderful take on the sketch! I love it!

donna mikasa said...

Love the results of a fun technique! Great colors, too.

Betty J. said...

Love your CAS style, Amy. Thanks for playing along at CAS(E) this sketch and hope to see you again.

Oliwiaen said...

Fantastic watercolour effect! Love how the white sentence pops out!