Saturday, January 19, 2013

Serene Silhouette Happy Anniversary - Unscripted Sketches #194

Today is a snow day.  We got dumped on last night - but now it's starting to rain.  I wish the weather would make up its mind!
Regardless, it's a good day to stay in and make some cards.
This card is for the challenge with Unscripted Sketches here .  It's a piggyback challenge i.e. we're to use stickers with the sketch.  Unfortunately I didn't have any stickers, so I made some using a stamp.
I put the sketch upright to make my card.

SK 163 US 194 
Stamps:  Serene silhouettes, Button, button, A Word for You
Inks: Melon mambo, SU markers (Melon Mambo, Old Olive)
Papers: Melon Mambo, Whisper white, Watercolor paper, Old Olive
Accessories: Brocade folder, Pearls, 1/2" circle punch, 1/8" Old Olive taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, Pearlized smooch.

Here's how I watercolored the focal image:
1.  Cut a piece of watercolor paper
2.  Color the stamp with SU markers
3.  Lightly spritz the watercolor paper
4.  Huff on the stamp and stamp on the damp watercolor paper.  The image will start to "bleed" and blur
5.  Clean stamp and reink with the markers the same as before
6.  Lightly mist the inked stamp
7.  Stamp over the image on the watercolor paper.  Lightly spritz the image if you want more blurring of the edges.
8.  Allow to dry.

The stickers I made were stamped images from Button, button.  They were punched with the 1/2" circle punch and covered with Pearlized smooch and then run through the xyron.  A pearl was placed in the middle of each button


SmilynStef said...

Wonderful effect on the watercolor paper ... and great job making your own stickers ... love those buttons ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

Geri said...

Stunning watercolor image! Beautiful colors! I really like how you turned the sketch and placed your sentiment along the side - very visually appealing! Thanks for sharing your crafty talent with us this week at Unscripted Sketches :)

Adriana Benitez said...

Wow! Love the pop and spread of color you created! Thanks for sharing the how-to and for playing along with us at Unscripted Sketches!

Adriana Benitez said...

Not sure if my other comment "took"....

Love the color and spread of color created with this technique. Thanks for sharing the how-to and for playing along with us at Unscripted Sketches.

dstandard said...

Beautiful card = great stamping! Thanks for playing at US!

Tracey said...

Well done on making your own stickers, thats very creative. Love the watercolour effect and love all the colours. Thanks for sharing your take on this weeks sketch at Unscripted Sketches.

Billie A said...

Great card and great way to make your own stickers. Love the look of your card. thanks for playing along with us at US.

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