Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanks Sow Much!

Stamps: Hero Arts (Real Salvia), Papertrey (Flower Garden Sentiments); Patterned Paper: DCWV (Garden Party with glitter); Cardstock: Stampin Up (watercolor paper); Inks: Stampin Up (Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi); Markers: Stampin Up (Pretty in Pink, Rose Red); Paper Punch: Stampin Up (word window).

November's e-issue of SheetLoads included several sheets of free sentiments that are sized perfectly for the main panel, but this area is also perfect for long, skinny images, too. These Hero Arts real flower stamps are still some of my favorites, and fit the bill for this sketch.

The technique for these flowers is called 'Faux Watercolor with Markers' which is basically inking up the image and then spritzing it with water prior to stamping for a softer look.

The glittery butterfly is cut out of the DP and popped up to accent the flowers:

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  1. I love your soft water color flowers. It's a great "grunge" technique! :D

  2. This is so pretty and the butterfly is just stunning.

  3. This is BEAUTIFUL Jessica! :) Ya know, I use watercolor all the time, but very rarely in the true art form sense of the word (Like this technique). Even though it's "faux" -- is that weird or what? LOL. But I LOVE the look!! WOnderful card!!

    In case I don't get on here tomorrow, I wish you a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING this week!! :)

  4. I saw this in the sheetloads magazine and I loved it!! The flower is so soft and fuzzy looking!! I am particularly fond of tall images so I am loving this layout!!

  5. So stunning Jess!! Love the watercolor image and that beautiful butterfly!! :) Love the tallness style too!!


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