Friday, May 29, 2009

Playing with Water

I have two cards to show you today to help bring in the weekend. I will post them separately for easier viewing. BTW this Rain Anya is my 100th card I made this year. Well you know how I really love trying to figure out a technique and water coloring with re-inkers or stamp pads have been one of those techniques to elude me. I have even consulted with Sensei Sandra and the water just didn't paint me a pretty picture. So I've been thinking "What is it that is making this soooo difficult for me?" You want to know what I came up with? It all boiled down to control. I felt I had no flow control with the aqua pen(I'm pretty sure this is just operator error) so I thought why not just try a good old fashioned regular paint brush and dip it in a little water. While I'm no expert and certainly not a master, I am pleased with the way this Miss Anya Rain from TGF turned out. I kept to one shade while practicing...so maybe next time I will add other colors to get more depth and texture.

Inks: Staz-On Black, Going Gray, Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Crisp, Pretty in Pink, Blue Bayou
Stamp: TGF Miss Anya Rain
Paper: Canson, PTI Chocolate, Bazzil Blue, K&Company Daydreams DP

17 comments:

crafty amy said...

This is beautiful! I have not had a go at this technique yet but you have inspired me she looks so good :)

X Amy X

Diana said...

She turned out wonderful! I've never even heard of the technique you used now I'm gonna have to google.

Adorable card. Everything turned out just awesome!

kadie said...

Cute!! LOve your coloring!!! You are getting soooo good with those copics!

Catherine said...

Not a master? Um, beg to differ, my friend. Your coloring is amazing!!!! Totally flawless! If this is your starting point, look out world!
Love this card - great DPs and I'm loving the flower. Are you punching those from DP or do they come that way? Me likey very much!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh she is darling.

Lorie said...

Oh my! This little gal is adorable! The background paper is perfect, and your colors is the best!! I think you've mastered it quite nicely!!

Sandra MacLean said...

Bullocks!!! You soooo did not have trouble with this card!! :) I think you did a wonderful job watercoloring her in and now I want Bayou Blue! And you know I am loving that paper! :D

WickedPixie said...

Mary, she looks gorgeous! your painting is beautiful! You said you were going to play more with shadows in the future (and you may already know this, so forgive me if I am being forward) but because watercolors (and re-inkers) layer nicely and still let all of the colors sort of shine through, sometimes the most beautiful shadows are made using the opposite color of what you are working with - like green with red, purple with yellow, blue with orange. it is fun to play with. :-) Traci

Jacilynn said...

I love it. You are rocking the aqua coloring. Fabulous Mary!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Thank you all for your fabulous compliments and thank you Traci for that coloring tip, I'm going to try that out tonight. Hugs.

Sparkle said...

She is just precious!

the whimsical butterfly said...

She is adorable, Mary! I think your coloring is GREAT! What a sweet card and awesome DP!!!

Judy McMullen said...

Mary, terrific watercoloring! Love your card. I think you do an amazing job of coloring your images so now you are going to be the "go to" person for coloring tips! Love the whole card!!!

Randi said...

I think your coloring looks absolutely amazing!! Masterful blending!!!

Love the card and the DP is perfect!
Have a fantastic weekend!

crafty amy said...

Hiya there is something for you on my blog :)

X Amy X

Susan said...

Mary, this card is lovely! I love the DPs that you used. And have no doubt - your water coloring is gorgeous!

MiamiKel said...

Love this one Mary - such a soft sweet image paired with some creative DP! Nice touch!

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