Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Coloring the afternoon away....

If you read my post a few days ago about kind of missing out on fall stamping, then this card will make sense to you! I had this stamp (Impression Obsession) since early last summer - but with moving and then finishing my stamp room - I never used it! One thing I love is watercoloring. Most times I just use watercolor pencils and a blender pen. This time, I pulled out the good watercolor paper, my paints, put on some classical music and just went to town. Can you say relaxing? I used a mix of deep yellow, reds, browns and then my pallette to mix up different colors in between. I used a watered down version of the yellow to create my shading. To create the card - it was just a pretty simple layout! The one cool thing I did that I don't think you can see is- I stamped the canvas background stamp from Stampin' Up on the base of the card with Versamark ink and then brushed just parts of the piece with a deep bronze shade of Pearl Ex. It gave it that metallic, almost leather look. I might have to do this again on other cards!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Off to work I go!
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