Sunday, March 29, 2009

I Don't Know ...

... if I'm liking this card or not. It's my take on Weekend Sketch Challenge #74 on the Fresh & Fun blog. Wanting a large focal point image, I started out with the Inspired by Nature stamp set and a set of watercolor crayons I've had for eons and haven't used. Now I know why. It was a mess. Obviously, I don't know how to use them and need to find a tutorial. Next, I tried coloring the stamp with markers, which, had I used the right colors, would have worked out. I didn't like the neon pink flowers I'd somehow managed to create. My wastebasket nearly full by this time, I decided to use the stamp as a silhouette image, which was something I was almost certain I could pull off. The background is a cardstock from Basic Grey's Porcelain collection. To brighten it up, I combined it with Sorbet, using it to mat the image and cover the chipboard bookplate. Up close, the card looks a little glum. As I write this, however, it's sitting in the windowsill and looks kind of pretty. I guess it's another one of those cards that needs a "View at a Distance" disclaimer. LOL.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Sorbet, and Cocoa cardstock; Basic Grey Porcelain 6x6-inch paper pad; Cocoa ink pad; Stampin' Up Inspired by Nature and Verve Stamps Here for You stamp sets; Dimensional Elements Bookplates; Gold mini brads; Sponge dauber; Sanding block.

Now, I'm off to see if I can find a tutorial on how to use those watercolor crayons. Either I figure 'em out or they're going on the "For sale" pile. Later ...

6 comments:

Stampin n da Hood said...

I kinda like this, too!

I thought the WC Crayons were similar to using a marker then a blender, no?

I only used SU!'s once...that was the gist I got.

Sarah said...

I just watched a tutorial on the WC crayons...and for the life of me I can't remember where it was. It looked messy and time consuming. But the end result was pretty.
Your card is lovely...I like the stamp as a silhouette.
Very pretty!

Betsy said...

I like it lots. Even up cose.

Laurel said...

What a pretty card! You are so good with the silhoutte flowers!

Jeanne said...

I really like this! I do! I'm sorry you had a hard time getting to this point, but it was worth it.

I have some watercolor crayons (I think) that I have never used. If you find a good tutorial, please share!

Kariberry said...

I never used w/c crayons, but you did them justice. Very pretty card!