Monday, December 8, 2008

It's A Watercolor Challenge!

Our Chick's Challenge today is watercoloring. There are so many ways, watercolor pencils, watercolor cakes, watercolor sheets, smooshing (that's a technical term) the lid of your ink pad into your pad to pick up color.......you really have no excuse to not try it sometime *wink*


For mine, I used Adirondack reinkers and a waterbrush. I love to watercolor! I can't wait to see what the other girls did. Just click on their names to see.

Julia Kim Joanne Michele Jennifer Sherrie


I was soooo tired of Christmas cards or anything Wintery! So I did this...............




I actually started with the 3 Curved Rectangle Nestie pieces that were already stamped and leftover from some previous project...you know the pieces just sitting off to the side, that "one day I'll use that" pile! They just looked "out-doorsy" and seaside to me.
And of course you know I love to MAKE A SCENE! haha...get it? make a...er..uh...nevermind...

Beacon of Hope and the gull from Bird Sampler were my choices. And for my background on the card base............can I tell you how much I LOVE THIS NEW PICOTAGE PRINT!! Sneak Peek here *wink*, this will be available the end of the month. I stamped it in Hazelnut then sponged Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy around the edges. Hmmmm, even those ink names fit my scene today!

I hope I've inspired you to try this technique, you're always welcome to join us on any of the challenges too!

Recipe:

All images Cornish Heritage Farms:
Picotage Print, Wood Grain, Pine Needles & Cones Backgrounders
Beacon of Hope-Scene It!
Bird Sampler-Classic Collection

Paper:
Georgia Pacific white
Prism Suede Brown dk, Frosted Teal

Ink:
Adirondack reinkers, Pitch Black, Hazelnut-Ranger
Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy distress-Ranger

Other stuff:
Waterbrush
Spellbinders Nestabilities Curved Rectangles
Daubers
Foam dimensionals

Thanks for stopping!



10 comments :

Angelnorth said...

Wonderful Dawn! Great to see the pine branches BGer on something other than a Christmas project and I love your sentiment treatment here - looks fab!

Sherrie said...

Well, I kinda knew you would come up with something FABULOUS for this challenge. Beautifully done Dawn! You're da master!

Jennifer Roach said...

This is PERFECT! And thank you for the "summery" card. It's VERY cold out here and looking at this makes me think of summer. LOVE IT!!

Julia Stainton said...

Beautiful Dawn! Love all the beautiful layers and your fabulous scene!

- dlm. said...

Your lighthouse summer scene evokes thoughts of sand, surf, and warmth. Your colouring is as always, gorgeous! TFS!

amberhelga said...

wow! that is one beautful card .

shel9999 said...

SOOO pretty, Dawn! I love how you framed the sentiment! And you make the BEST scenes!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

GORGEOUS!!! Girl can you watercolor!! LOVE your scene!! And I love the bird in the foreground with that fantastic sentiment LM!! What a fantastic card!!

stampqueen said...

Love this card - I really need to use my dies more!!! Love the colors too!!!

Jackie said...

Hi Dawn!
Beautiful card as always! lovely work!!!