Thursday, May 14, 2009

Watercolored Rose

Last night my friend Wendy came over to stamp with me. We THOUGHT that we were going to try that watercolor technique where you use re-inkers and water pens and the color just flows throughout the image. Notice I said THOUGHT! We didn't have the right kind of paper for the project though. As a side note, water color paper does NOT work! lol

Anyway, I still used the ink and the water pens but this is what I came up with in the end! I used Pumpkin Pie, Riding hood Red and Always Artichoke. I painted the whole flower lightly in the orange then went back over it with the same orange and darkened some spots up. I went over it a third time with the same orange and darkened the edges up even more. But I still was not finished. So I took Riding hood Red and a finger dauber and just lightly brushed the edges of the rose. PERFECT! I also used the Riding hood Red to sponge around the outside of the Top Note Bigz Die. Then I used lots of pop dots to pop everything up! The stamp sets I used are Fifth Avenue Floral and God's Beauty. I'm very happy with the end result. When I was all done with the card, there was still something missing... I tried buttons, I tried brads, I contemplated using ribbon but nothing "fit". Then I found my clip assortment! Isn't it just adorable! It was the perfect touch to finish off the card!

Thank you for looking at my creation today. come back tomorrow for something new! Until then,




  1. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is gorgeous! What a beautiful job Shelly!
    thanks for sharing.

  3. Even though the watercolor technique didn't work, you kept at it until you figured out a way to make it work. That is how we learn. I think it turned out beautiful. I love the colors you used.