Saturday, August 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop: Autumn Patterns, Textures & Textiles

I planned a card involving felt and argyle and perhaps I will still get to it. In the meantime, I played around with watercolor! I love the texture from the watercolor paper and the softness of the painting. The colors were inspired by the Autumn inspiration photos from Papertrey Ink's blog hop as well [below].

I watercolored by stamping my inkpad on a sheet of acetate and then spritzing it with water. Very effective technique! It drove me nuts to purposely color outside but I LOVE how it looks and will definitely use this technique again!

The sentiment panel hides a very unattractive boo-boo but I couldn't bear to part with my leaves!

Thanks for peeking!

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: watercolor paper (Simon Says Stamp)
  • Stamps: Delightful Dahlia, Vintage Picnic Sentiments, Pretty Peonies
  • Ink: Spring Moss, Ocean Tides, Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Ranger)
  • Dies: Delightful Dahlia, Pretty Peonies
  • Other Tools: paint brush (dollar store), Inkssentials Mini Mister (Ranger), Lemon Yellow Liquid Pearls (Ranger)


Leigh said...

What a soft and pretty card! Great take on the challenge!

Sabrina said...

Very pretty Dana! Envious that you have the stuff to waatercolour with. What water colouring technique are you using?

Tonya Jastad said...

Beautiful card! I have trouble going "outside the lines" too, but you did a fab job so no need to be afraid to try it again!

Tracey McNeely said...

Very soft and pretty card.

Lynn said...

soft, beautiful and gorgeous!

carol (krillsister) said...

Georgeous card. Love the soft colors of the flower and the leaves.