Thursday, July 5, 2012

Watercolor Magic!

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this card!!!!  I love the watercoloring, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the stamp set and I love the ruffled border!  Where do I start with this card.  This stamp, Two by Two was a definate must have for me when I first went through the catalog!  I was so excited to play with it!!!  I decided to use watercolor paper, and I embossed the image in black on it.  I love watercoloring with embossed images, especially detailed ones like this.  The raised embossed areas keep the ink in that area with little or no bleeding into another area.  For the ruffled border around the edge I used the Finishing Touches Edgelits.  I cut a few of them and just ruffled as I went around.  I love the look!!!!! 

For the image itself.  I used my aqua painter and markers to watercolor.  I love using makers when I watercolor but I find that they work best when you use them on watercolor paper.  I used tons of colors on this card.  I'll try to remember them all and list them; Elephants-Baja Breeze, Butterflies-Raspberry Ripple, Birds-Pacific Point, Giraffes-Summer Starfruit and More Mustard, Lions-More Mustard and Crumb Cake, Ark-Soft Suede, Water-Tempting Turqouise.  I think I got them all :) 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!


Kim said...

Love the color combinations! Some day when I grow up to be a big stamper, I hope to master water coloring.

Diana Ball-Seitz said...

Looks lovely. Love your excitment for the set and your card! Great job on the watercoloring too. TFS. Diana