Friday, February 22, 2008

Bloggers challenge Friday


This week our challenge was to use Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, and Brilliant Blue together. I thought it was a nice color combo. All bright vibrant colors. Here is what I came up with. I used a Pomegranate stamp pad to ink up my flower (heartfelt thanks) and an Old Olive marker to ink the stem. I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped the flower three times onto watercolor paper, without reinking. This gave me the varying colors of flowers. I used my heat tool to dry the flowers. I stamped directly over the flowers again with the same stamp using a Versamark pad this time. Because the Vmark is a sticky pad, I was able to dump clear embossing powder over that and emboss the flowers. The reason I embossed the flowers was because I wanted to be able to watercolor blue behind them without the colors smearing. I smashed the lid of my brillian blue pad into the pad to create an ink pallete and added some water to that. I used a wide watercolor brush to brush color across the entire image. It was a bit splotchy so I spritzed that with water as well to blend the blue better.
I added some yellow rhinestone brads to the centers, a ribbon around the front with words from the Lots of Thoughts SAB set, stamped in Olive. I mounted the front onto Olive, white and then the card base of Pomegranate. What do you think?

18 comments:

Foster Mom said...

Becky, cheat all you want, the results are delicious. Love the added rhinestones!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a great card...you did a fabulous job with your watercolored background...watercoloring isn't something I do well (or very often). Your card is wonderful!

Amber Porter said...

Super cute! Love those adorable embossed flowers!!

Nikki Bond said...

Wow! This card is stunning! I'll have to try that watercolor technique! TFS {SMILES}

Connie said...

VERY pretty...I like how you used Iridescent Ice on the flowers!

Ida said...

So pretty! What a lovely spring garden you created. Love the embossing, the rhinestone flower centers and the softness of the watercoloring.

Gerrie said...

Turned out really nice, yellow centers are yummy!

Lori said...

The Brilliant Blue watercolor wash is a perfect background for the flowers. I really like the glossy look you got by embossing them.

Basement Stamper said...

Your card is gorgeous. I think the rhinestones really add to it!

Karen said...

beautiful!! the rhinstones are a perfect touch to the flowers! love the embossing and the watercolored blue card front!!

Charlotte said...

Love your card. The yellow rhinestones really make this card "pop". Love it! Great job with the challenge.

MJ said...

This card is just beautiful! You did a fabulous job.

Lisa Bohler said...

I love that you chose to use the BB with a color washing tech! Clever!!! Beautiful result!

Anita said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you explained how you did everything and why! Great job with the challenge!

Michelle Tweedy said...

so fabulous!!! I never like what I make with that set, so I'll just have to case the master!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

So pretty -- love your watercoloring.

Corie said...

Wow, this is just GORGEOUS

Shiela said...

Ok... This one was awesome... left me speachless! I have never left a comment before, so it probably won't wind up where I want it, but this should go on the Bloggers challenge you used the pomegranet and vm on.... and it isn't often I am at a loss for words lol!!!