CASE challenge, to CASE one of Christine Okken's cards, and I absolutely love the Old Tea Rose card she watercolored with reinkers a few weeks ago, so I checked her blog, and since she had explained how she painted it, I decided to give it a try, myself.
Week 4 Viva la Verve Sketch for the card since it has a nice, big panel to work with, but I turned it upside down because I didn't want to cover my pears up with the horizontal strip (or in my case, ribbon) that stretches across the card. I watercolored the image, without worrying too much about the ink bleeding, and I colored the bg with Peacock Feathers reinker, simply because I love that color with green. Then, just as Christine did on her card, I flicked color over the image, and distressed the edges, both with ink and with my Distrezz-It-All. She did some sewing, and added buttons with jute twine, so I followed her lead. As I was working on this, I wasn't too sure it was going to work out, but once everything was dry and put together, I loved it! I can't wait to try watercoloring again! :)
Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve May 2013 Week 4 Sketch Challenge
Flourishes Friday Focus CASE Challenge: CASE Christine
Simon Says Stamp & Show: Favorite Ink (mine is Distress Ink)
Stamps: Pears (Flourishes)
Paper: Watercolor paper; Que Sera Sera (K&Co)
Ink: Distress Ink pads & reinkers; Versafine
Dies: A2 Matting Basics
Accessories: Diamond Lace Edger (EK Success); ribbon; jute twine; buttons; sewing thread
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")