Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sketch Challenge - Watercoloring

Hello Friends!

Ever since I knew Carol wanted the team to 'watercolor' this weeks sketch, I have felt sick :)  Watercoloring is NOT my forte and something I rarely ever do.  One because I am not good at it, two because it takes longer to make a card and three because I wondered how many times I would have to color it before it was perfect! 

I was amazed with how I actually liked it.  It has been a while, a long while since I have used my Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  They were tucked away in the back of the drawer.

Here is what I came up with

I used Very Vanilla Card Stock as my base. I used Real Red and fabulous Watercolor Paper.  This is a MUST when watercoloring. A sneak peek of our new Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper. Hard to see, but quite a few of the flowers are glitter sprinkled. 

I used the Basic Brown Classic Ink which is perfect for watercoloring to stamp the bear from Beary Best Friends Stamp Set.  I stamped the sentiment "Happy Bearthday" with Real Red Classic Ink from the Beary Nice Wishes Stamp Set .

THEN came the torture.......just kidding, I actually found it relaxing.  (My son actually asked if I was 'doing my homework' :)  I used the fabulous Watercolor Wonder Crayons and the Blender Pen.  The colors I used were Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink, Red Red and Blush Blossom. I used the corner rounder punch for the watercolor paper, added a Pretty in Pink ribbon and used Glue Dots to give the bear a raised look.

Finally, I used the Bear Track Wheel and Creamy Caramel ink to add the finishing touch.

Product Tip -
Watercolor Paper 105019

Price: $6.95

This paper is perfect for watercoloring with using our line art stamps and Classic inks or Watercolor Wonder Crayons. The size was chosen to layer perfectly on a card front without having to trim or make adjustments.

■ 20, 3-3/4" x 5" sheets per package

■ 140-lb. cold-pressed paper

■ 100% cotton

■ Resists buckling when wet

Have a wonderful day!


Elizabeth said...

It turned out great! (I had to dig my crayons out, too! LOL)


carolm said...

max, you did a great job with your homework. (better than i did, since i forgot to watercolor)

love it.

Lorie said...

How super cute Max!

Ann said...

Max you are too funny!!! You did a fabulous job on here and I know what you mean about the watercoloring!!!

RuthieB said...

Awwwww, she's so cute!!! You did great!!!!

Mary Fish said...

This is sooo sweet. I wish I could watercolor. Can you show me at leadership? Hugs, M

PhotoDivaJ said...

This is beary cute! You are so creative. I know Miss Stefani would love that set. Thanks for sharing with us. {Hugs}