Friday, February 19, 2010

Wash Away Flowers

A few days of sunshine and I'm pulling out all my flower sets! LOL
For today's card I wanted a Vintage look so I stamped and watercolored the main flower pot on watercolor paper. I knew I wanted to keep the panel at 5" x 3 3/4" and not cut down the image size but it needed more. So I masked off the flower pot image and then stamped the En Francais Background stamp with Elegant Eggplant Classic ink. This was a nice look but again I wanted a Vintage, softer look so I got out my heavy watercolor brush and dipping it in water, I dropped water over the background words and then blotted it up with a paper towel. I didn't want any water to run into my flower pot so I carefully turned and slanted the panel so the water would run off the edges and away from the focal point. Also I placed different color matching ribbons across the panel but they were all too dark for me so instead of ribbon I used a 1/8' wide piece of watercolor paper washed with ink and just wrapped it around like I would my ribbon. I really like this look! Wash Away Ink Technique! 
Supplies Used: Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful, En Francais.~Paper: Watercolor Paper, Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant.~ Inks: Stazon Black, Elegant Eggplant Pad, Garden Green Pad, Bordering Blue Pad, Markers: Sahara sand, Elegant Eggplant, Mambo Melon, Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose, Garden Green, Old Olive, More Mustard. ~Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Hodgepodge Styled Silver Hardware, Aqua Painter, Watercolor Brush, Crystal Effects inside the ribbon charm with Fine Cosmo Orchid Glitter sprinkled over it!


MaryR said...

This is so completely gorgeous! I love your coloring and the washed away ink look is beautiful. great card - thanks for sharing your creative process!

Anonymous said...

this is gorgeous Cherie!!! I love it!!

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