Saturday, March 1, 2008

My Favorite Things Rain or SHine

This stamp is from my favorite thing's Rain or Shine set, the sketch is Card Positioning Systems#2. This sketch was hard for me, and I'm not entirely pleased with the results. I like to work with sketches now and then because I feel like it forces me out of my comfort zone. Sometimes they come out better than average-sometimes not! I've been experimenting with various ways to watercolor. I've finally discovered that the single most important factor in watercoloring is that you use watercolor paper! (This isn't, BTW.) I colored this in with WC pencils, which I know are old fashioned and amateurish, but I still like them! I think I'm getting the best results these days with markers on wc paper. It looks the most like wc. My trick when wcing is to put a little Radiant Pearls in my water, it gives the whole card a subtle shimmer that I love. I think every thing's better with shimmer! Sparkle on!

Stamps: My Favorite Things, Rain or Shine
Paper: Basic Black, Barely Banana, Whisper White, My Mind's Eye
Ink: Versamark, Pretty in Pink
Goodies: Making Memories Gem Brad, Bazzill & Prima flowers, watercolor pencils, black & Iridescent Ice embossing powder, M's $ spot gems, SU! ticket corner punch & sponge


Carolina said...

What a pretty card - love the bling and chalking on the sentiment, and the designer paper is just perfect with this this image...beautiful card!

~amy~ said...

Lovely card...great DP....Fabulous job watercoloring!!

Heather said...

I really like the card- especially how you did the background on the sentiment strips. Great tip on watercoloring too- thanks.

I'm with you on sketches- they force you to think- and sometimes I'm less than satisfied too.

a message from gillyflower said...

what a great card so pretty love it

you asked on my blog if it was difficult to do the slideshow no it isn't it can't be as i mangaged it just double click on mine and it will take you to the site where you make them you just sign in and follow instructions it's just uploading pics really then save and copy to your blog it's as easy as that
as i say i'm not that blogefficiant as yet still playing and learning so have a go and let me know how you got on

Toni said...

Hey, watch it! Watch it!!! Watercolor pencils, old fashioned? Why, then, must one still master their usage in basic drawing classes? They're subtle, versatile, user-friendly ... but yes, you're right, W/C paper does help (grin). Very April-esque card, clap clap!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Fun card -- love those boots!! I just linked you to my Blog -- hope that was OK?

Veronica said...

oh my gosh I love love love this. you have so many cool stamps. And what you do with them is amazing

Carolyn King said...

this is really cute and your coloring is fantastic (doesnt matter what you color with so long as you get results you want!)

Bridget said...

I absolutely love this card!