Hi friends! It's trend week over at Just Us Girls, and Maria chose watercoloring. It's so popular in blogland and a perfect challenge for us this week.
This is the second week in a row that I made a sympathy card. The mother of our very good friend passed away this week, and today is actually the funeral. So here I was making another sympathy card for this challenge.
The salon where I get my nails done has this painting hanging on the wall that I always admire. I've thought several times that I should watercolor a panel like it. Here's a picture of that painting.
And here's my interpretation of it. I found what I thought was the perfect image. I didn't have a good brown ink that I could use to stamp and emboss, so using my Misti, I stamped the image in chocolate chip then overstamped it in Versamark. Then I was able to emboss it with clear powder and begin watercoloring. I started with the blues and then the yellows. I am over the moon about how this came out! I watch so many videos on creating backgrounds like this, but always seem to fail at it! The last thing I did was use a white gel pen to color in the berries and add the sentiment (which is a little crooked!)
You can see more inspiration from the JUGs design team and our guest, Louise Hodge, on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Berry Bevy (Penny Black), Hero Arts (sympathy)
Paper: Tim Holtz watercolor, recollections white
Ink: Weathered wood, tumbled glass, stormy sky, scattered straw, rusty hinge distress inks; chocolate chip, Versamark
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, uniball white gel pen