We have been having cool, dreary weather the past couple of days here so I've been in my scrap room creating more. Cloudy days = creative days, apparently. :) Today I played along with this week's Color Throwdown Challenge. Here is the swatch:
And here is the card I made:
Forgive the terrible lighting, but when it's cloudy outside, there are only so many miracles that Picasa can perform. :)
Today's card is probably one of the most simple, CAS cards I've ever made. I was inspired by a downloadable sentiment I saw in a recent issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine. I knew if I printed it on watercolor paper first, the water would make it bleed. To get around this problem, I printed it on a scrap piece of paper then traced the image on the watercolor paper, pushing hard with a pencil. Then I gave the watercolor paper a good water wash before I started putting the watercolors on. This is something I've seen a lot lately and I love the look of it. It makes the watercolors spread out and land where they may. So pretty! Once the paper was dry (with the help of my heat gun), I ran the paper through my printer. I added a few sequins in a cream color because I didn't want to take away from the watercolors.
Here is a close up of the card, which shows a bit of sparkle on the dress. I used my Wink of Stella clear pen for that loveliness.
I am also submitting this card for this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme is anything goes!
Thanks for checking in today! Until next time...