Sunday, May 29, 2011

Watercolor Collage

Studio L 3     GM 08! 2008 Sept Technique Challenge
Shopping Our Stash    SOS Challenge 1-Ribbon Rewind

This is one of the coolest techniques I have tried. When I was inking the stamp with the corner of the ink pads I wasn't quite sure what I was going to come out with. I wasn't trying to ink the script background on the stamp, just the flower, the leaves, and the butterfly. The next step after you ink is to spray the stamp with water til it beads up, I then put the paper on the stamp, then flipped the whole thing over and pressed down very hard. Wow, when I lifted the stamp off I was left with a very cool water color effect with lots of shading and script background. I added the thinking of you, tore the edges, matted, added the dew drops and my one little piece of purple ribbon from my ribbon stash. 
This will probably be the measliest bit of ribbon entered in the Shopping Our Stash challenge, but it has been one of my favorite purple ribbons in my stash. Now, I'll have to go on the hunt for more or I could practice dying some of the white ribbons I have.
The more of Tim Holtz's techniques I try the more my admiration for his talent grows. I can see why everyone likes to go to Ranger U.

Supplies: White Card Blank 4" X 5 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: SU-Naturals White, Lavender Lace, Designer Series Paper Patterns Pack-Subtles, Stamp: Inkadinkado 91599, SU-Thinking of You,  Ink: Ranger Adirondack-Eggplant, Purple Twilight, Lettuce, Peach Bellini, Terra Cotta, SU-Old Olive, Mini Mister, Dew Drops, ribbon unknown, glue dots. 

Thanks for viewing and visiting,
Beverly G ♥

14 comments:

Terry said...

Beautiful watercolor technique! So love the greens and purple and the touch of orange really makes every detail pop! Wonderful! Have a great weekend!

Linda Ledbetter said...

What a gorgeous work of art, Beverly! I love the image you used for the watercolor stamping technique-- it looks great and the colors are beautiful. I really like the way you layered the papers together, and the purple bow is the perfect finishing touch!

Leslie Hanna said...

Beautiful technique! That bit of purple ribbon sets it off nicely. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Netty said...

The technique turned out beautifully on your card Beverly. Annette x

Susan said...

beautiful card

Paige said...

Beautiful card! Sound like a fun technique! Thanks for joining us at SOS!

Jane said...

Beautiful colors. You chose the perfect stamp for this technique!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

OOhh how lovely! I too am a fan of Tim Holtz's techniques and styles, and the purple ribbon certainly qualifies for the challenge! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Deena said...

I do love the colours used in the stamped image...thanks for joining in at sos this week

Evelyn S. said...

I didn't get around to last week's participants! This is a wonderful brushless watercolor piece.

penny4thoughts said...

I agree that it's a really fun technique and your card demonstrates it wonderfully!

Lisa - papergrace said...

What a wonderful technique!! It really makes everything look so beautifully water-colored, doesn't it? So lovely! And your purple ribbon is just the right touch to set it off. Like icing on the cake. :)

Thanks so much for playing along with us at SOS! Tune in tomorrow for a brand-new challenge!

Deb (dcorder) said...

What a beautiful card!

Shar said...

Stunning!