Tuesday, March 8, 2011

OWH Sketch 59

I used the current OWH Sketch to make this card to add to my box which needs to go SOON!  I did a bit of stamp layering as well, and I was also trying thinner watercolour paper (98lbs instead of 140lbs), and it does seem to absorb better.

I am not 100% sure of my choice of colours or even my patterned paper, but it's not all bad!

Paper: Kraft (PTI), Patterned paper(Bo Bunny), watercolour paper, brown cardstock (unknown)
Ink: Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy, Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Versamark
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: White Embossing Powder

To make the centre panel, I first stamped the Dictionary Definition on watercolour paper using versamark and then embossing with white embossing powder. I used my acrylic block with Spun Sugar ink and water and inked the background of the centre panel.  Then, I masked off all four sides with post-it notes and stamped the various images and finally inked the edges with Tea Dye Distress ink.  I then distressed the edges with a distressing tool.

I am going to continue practicing with this watercolour paper and various stamps to see what other looks I can achieve.

Wishing you all a wonderful day!  Two more days and we head for a trip to Canada!  Hooray, I am so excited!

11 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Distress inks give such a beautiful finish to cards - this is another beauty!

Sherry Hickey said...

I think your card is lovely. Beautiful watercolor effects!

Tracey said...

Beautiful layering and colours!!!!

susanne said...

Very pretty Brenda! I love the colours you've used and you have inspired me to you the shell stamps! Lovin' your cards!! Keep on creating! :)

airbornewife said...

one word: BEAUTIFUL!

thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Rosemary said...

your layering on the card is so pretty, brenda!

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Brenda. I love that distressed edge. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful layering card, Brenda! Great mix of stamps!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is beautiful, Brenda! I love all the layers you achieved with watercolouring. I still need to try this technique. Where are you headed to in Canada?

sheryl said...

Brenda - this is a BEAUTIFUL CARD! Great Job! And speaking of Jobs, would you be interested in a direct marketing company? You're talents would be such and inspiration to all.

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Michelle said...

You created such a peaceful picture with these stamps, Brenda!Love how it all comes together!