Friday, March 7, 2014

Amazing

YAY!, it's Friday and time for everyone to share their Unity creations over on the Unity blog.  I'm certainly linking up to Friends with Flair today and so should you.

I've always loved watercolors and the look is certainly on-trend right now.  I have seen so many examples of various techniques that mimic the use of actual watercolors on blogs and in magazines and I'm really loving how I can use my Tim Holtz Distress Markers to replicate the look.

For this card I went back to some KOTM's from 2012 and 2013.  I cut a piece of watercolor paper (tip - I use only 90 lb if I'm layering a panel onto a card) and sprayed it with water.  I then scribbled on the panel with some distress markers, spritzed it again, and let it dry.  Once dry; I stamped the image (oh, guess what? - this image is now also now available as part of a separate kit), added some more color with the same markers, and distressed the edges.  The sentiment is stamped on a die-cut label (also watercolor paper).  As it seems with every card I've made lately (ha, ha!) - I added some black sequins and there is the tiniest bit of glitter at the top of the bodice (hard to see in the photo).

I also think I'll enter into Unity's monthly challenge - this for the {be inspired} card sketch.  I think it fits.

Here's the sketch...























...and here's my card.

Image - Unity KOTM May 2012
Sentiment - Unity KOTM May 2013
























I hope everyone has an awesome weekend.

21 comments:

  1. Very nice watercolor look to this Kris. Fun stamps too. :)

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  2. The watercoloring looks amazing & I love the stamp! Hugs~Patti

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  3. So cute and artsy looking! Great job! I found you through Unity's Friends with Flair.
    Peace,
    KristyLee

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  4. Beautiful card. One of my favourite stamps.

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  5. Adore the watercolour technique...gorrrrgeous!!!!!
    Big hugs
    xoxoxox

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  6. That is such a fab card!
    Luv, Anna Sigga

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  7. I love your coloring.. the card turned out so sweet!

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  8. oh my this is lovely!!! the watercolor is amazing
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  9. Awesome card, love your coloring!

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  10. I love watercolor and you've made a gorgeous card with this image! Great background color too!

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  11. Kris I saw your card over on the FB Show and Tell, and loved it. The water color effect is stunning and I love the heavily inked edge of your sentiment. xx

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  12. Aww this is just perfect Kris. I love it!

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  13. You did a beautiful card for the challenge!

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  14. Lovely watercolor effect, Kris. Thanks for the instructions. I may have to give this a try! Great take on this month's sketch as well.

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  15. Boy did you do a great job with the sketch, Kris! This is so lovely…the watercolor effect is perfect! Hope you've had a great weekend. PS... I wanted to drop you a note of thanks for your kind comments and thoughtful visits to my blog this week. I had a great time as GIU because of sweet Unity friends like you!

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  16. Gorgeous card! Love the coloring and sequins - and how you paired those two Unity stamps.

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