Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #263

Hello!  It's Tuesday and this week's sketch was created by Debbie.  It was a bit of a challenge for me, I have to admit.  But overall, it was a fun one to play with.

This week's challenge is sponsored by Sami Stamps.  Yay!  I am using her current freebie, Poppies Bunch.  I love poppies, almost as much a sunflowers.  And yes, Virginia, you can watercolor with digis!

I had to continue to my challenge with watercoloring because I am thrilled to share that I can successfully watercolor with digital stamps.  It's not as visually striking as it was in my head, but I told you last week, I'm still learning and I had to keep it fairly simple since I waited to the last minute to get my card done.  And then I see that Kris and I thought a lot alike on this card.  I swear I didn't copy her... if I had, it might've come out as good hers.

At any rate, I printed the image on piece of Strathmore watercolor paper.  I cut to 4x6 and then adjust my printer to make it think it's printing a photo.  Then I heat set it with my heat gun.  It didn't smear, bleed or fade.  I painted the blossoms with a blend of Barn Door and Spiced Marmalade (Distress Inks) and the stems with Peeled Paint (my favorite!).  I think the colors paired perfectly with the Mediterranean matstack.  My card is 4 1/4 square card.

Thanks for looking!  Have a great Tuesday and we'll see you over at the TMS blog.

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Unknown said...

HA! Thought I was seeing double when I saw your post! Great minds (or in my case, crazy mind) think alike! Great watercoloring!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Melissa, your water colouring looks so pretty.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card, Melissa!! Your watercolor-ing is wonderful!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I love it!! Great papers to go with :)

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