Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Makeesha's Colour Challenge!!

Ok, ok don't say ANYTHING!!

BUT you probably already know that I'm getting a little hooked on these colour challenges!! he he!!
It's seemed like ages since I've done one and so last night I popped over to Keesh's blog and saw this beautiful picture! I wasn't sure what i'd do but something with water colouring seemed fitting.
How cool are those colours and the little tea party in front!! Love that, it makes me want to make a cuppa right now and sit down with one of my scrummy scones or a delicious melting moment from my favourite bakery!! Yummy!!!
Here is my entry... It's been awhile since I've done this type of water colouring before, so long in fact that I've forgotten it's technical name but what you do is, wet the paper (best with watercolour paper!) so it's quite damp and then stamp directly on! Because of this cool paper the stamped image bleeds out and creates this really soft look. Then I just kept layering with the different colours and stamps from the set! I'm so pleased with how pretty it's come out! And have you noticed I've not used one button or piece of ribbon!!?? I really wanted it to look like a work of art and I'm not sure about you but I've not noticed ribbon and button's on famous water colours lately!!!!
Hope you like it!! I've had fun, catch up again soon,
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Stems of Time
Set: Bird on a branch
Ink: Cameo coral, Close to cocoa, Riding hood red & So saffron
Card: Chocolate chip, Cameo coral, So saffron & watercolour paper
Acc: Scallop edge punch & aqua pen


Cindy Major said...

Wow, I love how that technique turned out! So pretty - and a great way to interpret the inspiration piece!

Cindy :)

Julia Lim said...

Thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog! I LOVE your card too, this technique is beautiful, fits the inspiration challenge perfectly!

Heather Cudmore said...

Beautiful card Sharn... looks ethereal. Is the background a sheet of DSP or have you made it look that way?

Pam S said...

So pretty! And it fits the inspiration photo perfectly. Great job!