Saturday, October 11, 2008

Watercolor is My Favorite

Today's Inspiration Challenge was right up my alley, as I love watercolor artwork. Stef chose this website of Mizue Hirano for us to browse. I chose this picture:



I first spritzed my watercolor paper and then squirted little drops of Barely Banana and Pretty in Pink reinkers. Then I stamped my images (Treasure Life by CTMH), distressed the edges with the Stampin' Up Cutter Tool, and wrapped Linen Thread around the main panels. The sentiment is stamped in Always Artichoke.

Yesterday I didn't get a chance to stamp as I had a dentist visit - and am now not as wise as I was yesterday, due to losing some wisdom teeth! It went well, but I am still tired! Today is another Marching Band Competition and I am a bus sponsor this time. We leave at 5:00 p.m. to travel to the site and get home at 3:00 a.m. tomorrow. Doesn't look like any stamping time in the forecast either! Just rain and cold tonight! I am taking a blanket!

Have a great weekend! I have one more Hambo Stamps thumbprint card to show you tomorrow!

Stamps: CTMH: Treasure Life
Paper: watercolor paper, Old Olive, Summer Sun, Rose Red
Ink: Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Rose Red
Accessories: linen thread, paper piercer, distressing tool

19 comments:

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Beautiful Judy!! Love the colors and the twine wrapping!! Stay warm...and have fun tonight!!

nancy morgan said...

Judy, your watercoloring is my favorite too...gorgeous!!! I do need to try this technique more often, after seeing yours, I am completely inspired!! I may need to email you for some tips ;)... Hope the band trip goes well & you stay warm & dry!

Susan said...

This is so pretty. Thanks for sharing the "how to".

Carolyn King said...

Fantastic Judy! Love how you interpreted the painting!

Lorraine said...

Judy, love this technique, and the card you created with it. tfs

SmilynStef said...

Fabu-u-lous ... love the background with those floral images and the sentiment is perfect.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty. I love the fall colors.

Bev said...

Pretty card, I love the watercolor technique, always so pretty. Like your quote about not being as wise as before-cute. tfs

Anne said...

Beautiful work Judy. Love it and will try this technique.

Amy Johnson said...

I love your watercolored card. So pretty! I love the twine wrapped around and the sentiment also. great job!

mycardz said...

Wow, awesome watercoloring! I love your card...very pretty! :)

Elaine M said...

Judy - You used Treasure Life by CTMH. Who is CTMH - I'd like to get these stamps.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Judy, this is beautiful - such lovely warm colors and I love the twine!! Hope you stayed warm at the competition!
hugs, Jami

Kelley said...

That is so funny!! lol!!!I literally "laughed out loud"!!

Julie- justwritedesigns. said...

This is a wonderful watercolor! Love the soft, dreamy colors. Have fun w/ the marching band. Reminds me of school days. I loved being in the marching band.

Shelly said...

Beautiful fall watercolor Judy!

Cris A said...

Gorgeous!

Julia Aston said...

Love this spritzing watercoloring technique! wonderful card for the inspiration challenge!!

nancy said...

I love the look of watercolor art! This card is perfect!