Wednesday, September 25, 2013

SSBC#20- Watercolor!

Happy Wednesday!! Welcome to the new installment of the Serendipity stamp challenge. This time we are to watercolor. It's such a fun and easy technique but, one I forget about using quite often.



Here's my card....

 
I have had these feathers- Feather Background- in my stash for a while and have been wanting to play with them. Mary has some fabulous flowers but, I really wanted to see if I could watercolor these. I stamped the large background image in early espresso and heat embossed with clear.... the embossing makes the watercoloring easier... no bleeding. Then, I used my water brush to color the feathers in red/pink, greens. and yellows. Next, I over stamped the images with a Serendipity stamps Nature Gives sentiment on an angle. Layered some papers and added a little stitching.
 
I have this tendency to decorate the inside.... here it is



Thought the "In The Attitude " sentiment went well with feathers.

Hope you find time to join us, and...

The rules are simple... play along using at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your submission and link it below. You don't have to have a blog to play along - you can link your designs to any on line gallery.

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For extra inspiration there are samples from the design team on the challenge blog or you can visit them directly and get all the details by clicking on their names below.

Pauline Pollington
Miriam Napier
Jenny Gropp 
Julie Warner 
Here's the link to Serendipity Stamps since you may feel the need to go looking and shopping :))

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Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

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Ingredients:
Stamps- Feather Background 448L, Nature Gives 305EUM, In The Attitude 1260 (Serendipity Stamps)
Ink- Riding Hood Red, Dusty Durango, Lucky Limeade, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso (SU)
Papers- Early Espresso (SU), watercolor and DP (stash)
Accessories- Buttons and Twine (stash), foam dots (Jody Morrow, confessionsofaribbonaddict)
 

8 comments:

Pauline said...

This is just beautiful Vickie, I love that feather background with the script, so pretty.

Marybeth said...

Beautiful Vickie! I like to emboss before I watercolor too..helps me stay in the lines. The inside of your card looks great too!

Karen Amidon said...

Vickie, your card is wonderful! I love those feathers and your coloring is just beautiful. Great card!

Marisa said...

Loving those feathers and great fall colours you used.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Vickie! Love the colored feathers and text overlay. Wonderful colors!

Jeanne J said...

Beautiful Vickie! I love the soft colored feathers - they remind me of fall leaves!

Miriam said...

Love the words overlapping the colored feathers Vickie! Great fall colors too.

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

How very clever of you! This made a sensational card. Very pretty.