Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Papertrey Anniversary Challenge - Watercolors

I saw the challenge this afternoon - create a project with a watercolor technique or look and I thought I'd really like to give that a go. I've been working on a lot of Valentines and I wanted to do something a little less structured.I used a palette stamp from my stash and inked it with PTI Aqua Mist. I stamped it onto some watercolor paper to create a background. I took a paintbrush and blended the background a bit. Then I stamped some leaves (from PTI's Turning a New Leaf set) onto the background. I took a fine paintbrush and went over those leaves to soften them up. Then I took a little of the Aqua Mist reinker and some water on one my acrylic blocks and went back into the background to darken up some of the areas.  Finally I stamped my sentiment (from Fillable Frames Sentiments). I wish my photo did the finished piece justice because I really love the way it came out. Regardless, it was a fun little project and I thoroughly enjoyed doing something different! Loving these challenges!

5 comments:

Paula Laird said...

This beautiful. So peaceful. Just perfect for a sympathy card.

Marybeth said...

Your watercolor is beautiful and what a wonderful sympathy card this makes. Beautiful way to personalize this card.

Leah said...

Really love how this turned out. Almost looks like some vines growing over and old wall...so pretty.

Leigh said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Tracy!

Kate W. said...

So lovely. Very serene and peace, perfect for a sympathy card.