Friday, May 9, 2014

Online Card Class - Water Color For Cardmakers!


It’s Day 5 for Online Card Classes ‘Watercolor For Cardmakers’  and I’m still very behind on my projects, but really enjoying this class!

I created this card based on Shari Carroll’s tutorial on Day 4. I used one of my all time favorite flower stamps by Hero Arts, and I love the ‘dreamy’ feel of the flower using water colors. The sentiment is from the 'Enjoy Today’ stamp set, and continues on the inside of the card which reads: “You are so thoughtful”.





I used distress markers for the flower and leaves and after cutting the front panel on an angle, I placed it on an embossed card base. It’s difficult to see on screen, so here is a close up of the embossed panel:



I would like to enter this card into 2 challenges: Addicted to Stamps for the theme ‘Clean & Simple’, and Simon Says Stamp Challenge for the theme 'Spring Flowers’.
 
So, that’s it for me today...I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and that you have a Happy Mother’s Day!  
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Barb





Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Painted Flower, Enjoy Today
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Stamper’s Select White, Lemon Tart
Impression Plate: Papertrey Ink - Linen/Canvas 
Markers: Tim Holtz Distress Markers- Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh

19 comments:

Greta said...

Beautifully done, Barb--dreamy indeed!

Cat Craig said...

Barb, this is so lovely. The off set panel really sets off your masterpiece. Wonderful card...isn't this class so much fun?

Anita in France said...

Simply beautiful, Barb ... yep, sooo dreamy! Anita :)

joy said...

Soft and romantic and very pretty, Barb! Love the offset panel.

Betty said...

your flower is gorgeous - and the offset background is a great contrast to the soft flower!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my this is gorgeous Barb!

Deborah Frings said...

Perfectly clean and simple, absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Sue said...

Gorgeous flower, Barb! Great water colouring and I like how you put your panel at an angle. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

Leni said...

Love it! Great sunny yellow!

Jean said...

Lovely stamp choice for this technique!

Rosemary said...

a very pretty and happy card, barb... the sunny yellow is so fun! (i almost bought that stamp at my LSS!)

lostinpaper said...

Stunning card Barb, this flower always looks amazing, but the watercolour effect is perfect!

Deepti said...

This is so beautiful and soothing to the eyes :) thank you for sharing with ATSM and good luck with the DT call :)

monikaskinner said...

Hi Barb. Love the watercolour look on roses. Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM and Good Luck with the DT call. Monika
ps: you could also enter this card into the 'Stamps & Flowers' challenge at STAMPlorations, http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2014/05/may-challenge-stamps-flowers.html

cheiron said...

Just a fabulous flower Barb! Love the yellow palette. Thank you so much for playing along with the Spring Flowers Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

Hannelie said...

Such a soft and dreamy effect Barb!

ThePurplePlace said...

Stunning!! You did such a fantastic job with your water-coloring. I'm so happy that you are loving the class as much as I am! It's been fabulous!!

Laura Jane said...

Class has been a whirlwind of new techniques and tips! Glad we have a lifetime access:)
You always ink up the loveliest flowers with this stamp! Truly,when I see the stamp in my craft room I think of you. I call it Barb's beauty. Some day I hope to do it justice as you do. Now, I must go get supper for my kiddos!

Elizabeth Campau said...

Barb this card is lovely. Wasn't class fun? I lvoed learning all of the new techniques. Now if I just had time to use them all! LOL