Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Watercolours at Try It On Tuesday
Hope you're having a good week so far, and glorious weather!
This is my first DT piece for TIOT, the challenge this week is Watercolour. I must admit since using Promarkers I hardly ever think about watercolours, even though there is a drawer full of them, so this made a nice change for me and I used my very neglected H2Os.
The card base was clear embossed with a Fleur De Lis stamp and then sponged with Broken China, Stormy Skies, Tumbled Glass and Weathered Wood DIs and then the Fleur De Lis stamped again in Weathered Wood. I also stamped a music score after stamping on spare paper which is very feint, but just adds a bit of a distressed look. The image is Hampton Art Stamps which was stamped twice in Memento Rich Cocoa. The background was water coloured, the lady was cut out and mounted on 3D foam pads, her dress ( and the butterfly) were coloured with H2Os for a lovely sheen.
I have seen a few tutorials on 'frantage' and although I don't have the glitters or powders, thought I would improvise and have a go, as although I wanted a distressed look to the card, I didn't really want to darken it with inks - I embossed the edges of the image and card with Versamark and added gold sparkle and silver embossing powders, then used a Versamark pen and more powders to add extra where needed, don't think it looks too bad! I am going to the GNP show in Harrogate on Saturday, so will check out the 'real stuff'.
I am also entering this card in a couple of challenges:
Bunny Zoes - Shabby/Vintage
Love to Create - All about the Ladies
Crazy Challenges - No Designer Paper
The Stamp Man - Vintage
Please pop over to the blog and check out the rest of the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team.
Thanks for looking and I hope you like what you see.