I'm just a bit excited to be posting this morning as the new subject over at The Alphabet Challenge is mine. I get to pick the winners so let's see what you can do with the topic of 'Buildings'. I will admit that when the theme popped into my head I had no clue what I would create so it is still a challenge for me. I had a good old rummage around in my stamps thinking that I must have something to fit the bill and found an old coastal town that may have been Papermania. It certainly was from one of the Do Crafts lines. I bought a couple of these stamps years ago and became a bit overwhelmed by the amount of colouring. I remember using it for the spotlight technique once leaving most of it uncoloured and just doing the lighthouse. I was still a bit unsure but decided to get the watercolours out. It could have gone either way at this point as I am no artist. Even when I was doing it I couldn't leave it alone and kept adding more colour and then taking it off. I really didn't like it. Anyway, about teatime, I gave up and went off to the kitchen. I nipped back the following morning and I found it had dried really well. I'm a big fan of walking away and checking later. Even with Alcohol inks I find I often like it better once it's dried. Anyway, here it is. What do you think?
I just layered it onto some similarly coloured backing paper and added some thread and a couple of gems. I may try some more water colouring now I've got my eye in.
Please pop over and play. It would be nice to have some cards to judge.
Thanks for reading.
Love Dawn x
love the muted effect you achieved with the water colours Dawn, a beautiful cardReplyDelete
Hi, Dawn! Gorgeous card, and such pretty pastel coloring! hugs, deReplyDelete
What a wonderful card! Love the watercolor effect on this stamp. This would be a VERY challenging theme for me so I can't wait to be inspired by your challenge. BTW, I totally agree with just giving my cards a break before deciding what to do with them. More often than not, I like it later, but when I don't, it's wonderful to have a fresh eye to make the changes I want to make. Have a great weekend, Dawn!!ReplyDelete
Just gorgeous Dawn, your painting is perfect, I love the colours and the twine is a great addition.ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous Dawn, I love that image and your watercoloring is beautiful! I too walk away and have a look the next day to see if I like it, most of the time I do :)ReplyDelete
Oh I love the "softness" of the watercolors. Just beautiful! I also love this image!ReplyDelete
A super card Dawn, a lovely water coloured image. I have to agree with you about walking away - things often look better when you come back!ReplyDelete
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
Beautiful coloring, Dawn and I love the image :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful card and image, the colouring is ideal. Always good to step away and come back later with fresh eyes and let the image settle. EmmaxReplyDelete
I love it. I've been wishing for something from this series of images for a long time. You are right about where it comes from. It is a Michael Powell design, Harbour Master, MPL907206.ReplyDelete
A brilliant card! I have this stamp and I love it, but it takes SO long to colour!ReplyDelete