Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Watercolor -- Hello Spring.....

I am sharing a sweet Spring card with an adorable bunny stamp, given to me last year by a good friend.  (Thanks, Gwen <3 ).  I don't think any of us want critters gardening in our plot.....or worse, harvesting!!  That's for us to enjoy.  But I do love them on cards.  :)

This is one of my first attempts at watercoloring an image stamped on watercolor paper and embossed..  I am pretty pleased with my beginning effort.  I used Crayola watercolor pencils and a Zig Brush H2O water brush.  It was really fun....and not as hard as I thought it would be!!  I liked being able to splash a little brown "dirt" on to the overalls of the bunnies by brushing over the brown pencil and applying over the blue.  The lovely flowers are from Prima. The blue patterned paper and the cardstock are DCWV that I have had forever.  This was a good excuse to use my stash.  Yay!!

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I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Red Rubber Inspirationals #114 Spring  
2.  Pumpkin Spice Challenge #66 - Ducks or Bunnies 
3.  Use Your Stuff Challenge #130 -Spring
4.  Hobby Cutz Challenge #42 - Flora and Fauna 
5.  The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #67 - All Creatures Great and Small


Old, wily Chaienne (Shy-Cat)
Spring is surely in the air.  Even old Chaienne (Shy-Cat) wants to go out for awhile at night now.  I don't mind her going out for a short time, but I hate for her old bones to be subjected very long to our cool night temps.  Last night, though, she asked to go out just as I was going to bed and I forgot to ask hubby to let her back in before he came to bed.  So she was out all night.  She was fine, of course......probably found a nice warm spot under the house or in one of the many padded cat nest boxes we have in the back porch area.  She was glad to come back in this morning, though.


~ Kendra ~ said...

I love spring and being able to plant flowers! Love this adorable image!!! Beautiful coloring!!

Kendra, Red Rubber Inspirationals Host Inspirational #114 Spring

Solange J. said...

Love the way your blue patterned paper enhances your image ! Nice coloring, love the watercolor effect. You said that you embossed it ? Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff !

Lisa S. said...

Love those adorable bunnies! Such a sweet card, thanks for sharing it with us at The Squirrel and The Fox. Lisa DT

Janis said...

I stamped and heat-embossed the image before coloring it with the watercolor pencils. The way I worded it perhaps made it seem like the other kind of embossing. Sorry if there was confusion!!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by to look at my project!!


Red Rubber Designs said...

Very pretty - great watercoloring! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!