Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Provence Watercolor & Giveaway Friday Winner!

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a water color scene.  I love Sheena's  A Little Bit Scenic series!  For this card, I'm using the Provence set.

I inked up the image with VersaFine, stamped onto cold press watercolor paper sprinkled with detail emboss powder, and heat set.

Next, I trimmed down the paper and started coloring! My choice of medium today - Tombow Dual Brush Pens.  I worked in one small area at a time using  a combination of direct and in-direct methods to fill in color.  For the direct method, I colored directly onto the paper with the markers and then spread the color with a water brush, starting in the lightest area - and always starting with a clean brush.  In very small areas, I colored just a small amount and left part of the area without color - that would be the "lightest" color that I started in. For the in-direct method, I scribbled the marker onto a non-stick surface and picked up color with a water brush.  As with traditional water coloring, I wet the area first.  TIP: if you want more contrast, you can add a darker color after an area drys - this works with both methods.

On the inside I added a piece of design paper. I colored a portion of the stamp with a Memento marker and filled in color with the Tombows and a blender pen.

List of Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Sheena Douglass Provence set
Coloring:  Tombow Dual Brush Pens
Ink:  VersaFine onyx black ink pad,  Memento tuxedo black marker
Paper: Canson 140'b cold press watercolor, BasicGrey, Stampin' UP! basic black, Georgia Pacific white
Accessories:  waterbrush, Stampin' Up! black detail emboss powder

Be sure to participate in our Crafter's Companion Blog Hop this week by visiting each of the DT members and leaving comments on our blogs!  You can start at Carolyn's!

Now! Announcing the winner of the really cute Morehead Clear Stamp - Raindrops image

   Morehead Clear Stamp - Raindrops
Congratulations Pat!

WHat a fun image. Welcome to the new designer, her images rock!
Pat, please email your full name, snail mail address and stamp set won to:

Thanks for visiting!
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!  


Stacy H-W said...

Beautiful card! I love this stamp set!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is wonderful, love the watercolor look...beautiful design

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card.

Kathy said...

Beautiful card Trena!!! Your coloring is always so wonderful. Great job.

Congrats to Pat, have fun with the stamp.

Cheryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Trena!!!

Congratulations to Pat!!

{Chrissie} said...

That card is so soft and pretty!

And congrats to Pat!!!!!!!!!!!!

KYCrafter said...

This is a wonderful card!! I love this set of stamps!! Great job!!