Sunday, August 16, 2009

GCA #54 - Watercoloring!!


Hello all!!! This week we are trying our hand at watercoloring!!! Now don't start moaning and groaning, as this can be achieved in may ways!

For example:

* Watercolor Wonder Crayons

* Re-inkers

* Ink off your lid cover

* Using actual watercolors!!!

And many more, which if you visit the Resources section on SCS you can find complete tutorials.
I am not a great watercolor person myself, but I do like to use my Watercolor Wonder Crayons and a blender pen to get that effect. You can also use an aquapainter or a regular paintbrush. Of course, having open line images goes without saying!!

Well, this isn't a new card, but one I had in my archives! (Did get the camera though!!) I used my watercolor wonder crayons on here and a blender pen. This is my "go to" choice for watercoloring, but I have used my blender pen and ink lids too. This set is from Treehouse Stamps and I'm not sure it's still available. The cardstock colors of Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal, Mellow Moss and Creamy Caramel are from an old CC on SCS.

So, the challenge this week is to make a card, project or scrapbook page with any type of watercolored images, upload it either to your blog, or to an online gallery and post a link to your card to this blog entry as a comment by August 22, 2009 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner through a random drawing and post the next Sunday.

Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenge and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! If you upload your card on SCS, Stampin' Addicts or Paper Craft Planet, please put GCA54(NO SPACE IN BETWEEN GCA AND 54) in the keyword section.That way everyone can look at all of the creations at once! If you've been waiting to join in the fun, jump on in and have some fun!! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!!!

Happy Stamping!!!

~~~Ann~~~

7 comments:

rachel jackson said...

Ann, I love watercolouring. So here's my card.
http://havefunstamping.blogspot.com/2009/08/anns-creative-nook-challenge-54.html

Thanks
Rach

Maria Matter said...

Hi Ann, just found you and will try to play along this week! I love challenges!!!
What does GCA stand for???? lol
Blessings, Maria

Polly Pierce said...

thanks Ann, I am a bit rubbish at watercolouring to be honest, but keep trying!!
heres mine
Paula x

ANAT S said...

Ann
thanks for challenging me to use watercolors/
I had alot of fun and love the result

http://craftyfairy1.blogspot.com/2009/08/sweet-birthday-card.html

Winnie and Patty said...

Ann--your blog is beautiful! I am now one of your followers! Please feel free to visit my blog at www.winnieswhimsandmycrafts.blogspot.com

Thanks for your wonderful posts!
Patty

StampinCathy said...

Your card is so cute and the colors are get together.
Here's my card:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1453801?&cat=500&ppuser=66979

Maureen said...

Such a cute card - love that ruffled ribbon! I don't always do it, but I love watercoloring! Here's my card.