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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wednesday Sketch Challenge at SplitCoastStampers

I was able to play with the sketch at SplitCoastStampers today. I found it extremely challenging for me because a square card is totally out of my element. I searched through my stamps to find one that would fit close enough in the box they have set for you to do. From what I’ve noticed they don’t expect you to have the exact size but they prefer you stick close to it. That’s why it’s called a challenge.

I thought I’d use one of my new sets, "Thoughts of Father." I bought it because I liked the truck in the set but for this card I was able to use the bird on the watering can. So now I know I will have used all 3 stamps once I make a card using the truck. And I will probably do a Father’s Day card with that stamp.

For the main image of this card I stamped the image on watercolor paper and used markers with the blender pen to color. I sponged all edges with Chocolate Chip ink, layered them and added a brad. I used Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Mellow Moss card stock. I used a piece of decorative paper from the Berry Bliss collection.

I’m not all that thrilled with the card or I should say with the image. If I were to do it again I think I may use watercolor crayons. I’m just not happy with the greens are in the lower middle. I do LOVE to work with watercolor paper. I find I have much more control with it when I use a blender pen.

This card was made entirely with Stampin' Up! products. Click here to see more.



Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

7 comments:

Diane said...

What a gorgeous card Wanda!!! I love your coloring!!And the colors you used are awesome!

The Crafty Chik said...

I LOVE that card! You did an awesome job!!

Pat S. said...

When I saw this card, my first thought was WOW! That little bird just jumps out at you...he's gorgeous! I love that he's so bright. Beautiful card :)

Unknown said...

I love how your card turned out, my card is still looking at me wanting to get finished. I love how she posted the dimensions for us this time, was that not nice or what? I did the regular A2 size, I am like you rarely do I do different sizes and shapes.

Happy Valentines Day!

Mayadiz said...

This is simply gorgious!! What a fabulous job you did on coloring. This is such a wonderful card!

Alex said...

This is beautiful! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

LeAnne said...

Wanda, this is a nice card....I love watercoloring as well, and also find the WC paper much easier to use for that technique. I like how you used the DP for your background...I wasn't real crazy about that particular pattern, but it looks nice used with this image. TFS