Monday, February 9, 2015

IBS Hydrangea - Distress Watercoloring Technique

"A cat sleeps fat, yet walks thin."
                                                                               --------------Fred Schwab

Hi, Friends......

I'm here with a pretty card I made for a technique challenge at Inspired by Stamping:  Watercoloring with Tombow Markers.  I don't have any Tombow markers....but I do have a small set of Distress markers, so I used them instead.  I often use watercolor techniques with my cards, but I really hadn't ever tried it like I saw in Joanna's awesome video.  
I used the lovely hydrangea image from the Inspired by Stamping - Graceful Hydrangea set, a prize I chose from IBS.  (THANKS, Joanna!!!)  I stamped it with Versamark on watercolor paper and heat embossed it with Wow! Bright Opaque White embossing powder.  I used my little set of Distress markers to color it using Joanna's technique.  I really love how the flowers turned out, but I need to practice more with my sky background.

I stamped the word Hydrangea from the set with Memento - Tuxedo Black.  Isn't that font with the flourish absolutely gorgeous????  I kept the card very simple to showcase the flower by matting it with blue and then putting it on a pink card base.  

I am entering this card in the Scrappin Great Deals Mood Board challenge.  I found their photos very inspiring.  I love the pastel pinks and used them in my card.

Hope you enjoyed my card.  Be sure to watch the IBS video if you have any questions about the process.   Thanks so much for stopping by!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Inspired by Stamping - WHW #152 - Watercoloring with Tombow Markers
2.  Scrappin Great Deals - First Mood Board Challenge
3.  My Craft Creations New Challenge - 2/2-14/2 2015 - Anything Goes
4.  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Pink &/or Red
5.  Inspired by Stamping February Customer Gallery Contest


Olga Direktorenko said...

Wonderful colors - soft and transparent and the white embossed image looks gorgeous!

Lynn Shaffer said...

Wow!!! I adore this card. Love all the details! Thank you so much for joining us at SGD!.

Karenladd said...

What a beauty of a card Janis! I'm going to have to check out her video to find out how you got that gorgeous effect with markers! Love everything about this and yes, that font is amazing!! Wouldn't this make the perfect Mothers Day card?!

Janis said...

Thank you, Olga!!! I appreciate your visit and your nice comment!!


Janis said...

Thanks so much, Lynn. I am so glad you stopped by!! It was fun participating in the Scrappin Great Deals challenge.


Janis said...

Thank you so very much, Karen!! I hadn't thought abt this as a Mother's Day card, but you are right. Great idea! My dear MIL has an April BD so it might get saved for her for that occasion or for Mother's Day. Thanks for the idea!


Mynn xx said...

This is oh so pretty, Janis! LOVE the soft colors you used! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Janis said...

Thank you, Mynn!!! This was a super-fun technique challenge. I hope there are more of them!!!


Sue D said...

This is beautiful--I enjoyed this video too.

Davi said...

One of my favorite flowers!! I love the way the soft colors and embossing combine to look like a wonderful watercolor :)

lisa808 said...

So pretty. Beautiful watercoloring. Thanks for joining us at IBS!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This really did turn out to be such a lovely card! I really like the soft tones and how you blended the colors so nicely. One of my favorite places to travel is the Oregon coast and I adore seeing all the hydrangeas in bloom. Your card made me think of them and your post was thoroughly enjoyable! Thank you so much for the inspiration and for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!