Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday #20 - Watercoloring!



Suzanne gave us one of my favorite challenges for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design Design Team Challenge blog, Follow Your Heart. She gave us water coloring, one of my favorite mediums to color with! Oh, I was happy as a clam!

I've wanted to present "Alexa", one of the new Victoria Case for SCACD, these adorable stamps exclusive at Susana's store. I love this little free spirit and she reminds me of my Nichole, all ready to take on a cause and give it her all. I think every family has one of those!

Alexa was stamped on watercolor paper with Staz-On in Jet Black and I used Tim Holtz distressed inks and reinkers to color her with. I love the watercolor effect and had such a great time painting her flowers. I used some Flower Soft, one of my favorite embellishments lately, and Smooch (love that stuff too!), and I just couldn't hold back my stickles! I used the sketch from MoJo Monday and this is one I know I'll use again!



Here's a close up of her tie-dyed top. I think it was perfect to watercolor! Such fun that was! Hope you enjoy this beauty and make sure to stop by the design team blog and check out the other fabulous creations that my sister designers have come up with. I just know they'll be out of this world!

And don't forget to go over the the Stamp Out Alzheimer's site. It's an important stamping event that offers a great way to raise money to fight this horrific disease that robs our loved ones of their wonderful memories and precious minds. This is a week filled with great sketches challenges, prizes and just a great way to use our craft to help raise money to rid us of this terrible disease and keep our loved ones with their memories as long as possible.

Card Ingredients:

Alexa by Victoria Case for SCACD, Smooch, Flower Soft, Tim Holtz distressed inks, K&Company Designer Paper, Stickles, ribbon, Kaisercraft Rhinestones

16 comments:

Anki said...

Beautiful my friend! Kram - Anki

Julia said...

Great job with the watercoloring and I love what you did on her shirt! Adorable!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

So beautiful and so lovely!! The sparkle on the flowers is just gorgeous!! TFS! :)

Victoria said...

Gorgeous! Love the tie did shirt!! And the sparkle is great :)
Hugs!!

Susana M said...

WOW Susan great job with the sketch challenge and the tye dye on her shirt is brilliant!!! Love how you work her Flower Power :o)
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

melissac said...

Your attention to detail is awesome!! Blessings and hugs!!

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous card, Susan! The tie dye shirt is amazing. Great job!
Hugs, Christine :)

Molly B said...

Super cute! Ok, you are going to think I am crazy but she kind of looks like you! Something about her face.. I saw it the minute I opened your blog and now that is all that I can see. Ok, go ahead and laugh, I know I'm nuts, but it is so true! Have a great night! - Molly B

Brittany said...

Awww, she is so pretty.
I love it, very beautiful <3
-Brittany xx

COCO said...

gorgeous card, lovely image.
hugs coco

Aud said...

Fabulous card! I love this image, and you made her look so beautiful!♥♥♥
Love the look of your blog too! =0)

Hugs,
Aud

Suzanne J Dean said...

Fabulous & super groovy Susan! Love all the sparkles & especially her tie-dyed shirt, how fun! Wonderful job with this challenge!

hugz,
Suzanne

Karen Cheetham said...

Very cute card! I am always so envious of your coloring abilities! See you Sunday!

Iris said...

This is so beautiful Susan. Love all that glitter on the flowers, so gorgeous! And her shirt looks so 'flowerpowery'(...lol what a word) just great!

hugs
iris

Michele Spera said...

Oh my what a cutie card! I don't know what my fav is but I think her tie dyed shirt is! colors are all wonderful on the image and I love the card layout:-) really nice job!
XmicheleX

My Paper Adventures said...

Wonderful coloring!! Super adorable!