Thursday, September 9, 2010

Watercolored Thank You - DIC112

Hello all!!!  It's Thursday and time for another UDI Inspiration challenge.  This week Maria has a picture of crayons, in the bold/primary colors, perfect for school!  Well, that's where I thought I was going with this card!!  About the only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to have a white card base!  Sometimes I love how a card takes on it's own life and others I don't.  This card I do.

The card base is Whisper White and folded at the top.  I used an older set, Fresh Cuts, that allows for coloring and adding other colors into the card.  I first stamped the image in Black craft and then clear embossed.  The images on here were colored, roughly, with my SU! markers: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.  Then I went over those images with the aquapainter to smooth and soften them.  There was still too much white showing, so I used the Crumb Cake ink pad and aquapainter and "aged" the white space.  And since I can't seem to stop when I'm ahead, I spritzed it with my Pacific Point marker.  Little darker than I wanted, but I still like how it turned out.

The Old Olive scalloped strip was a leftover on my table and just happened to fit on here!  Don't you love it when that happens??  The strip of dsp is from the Blueberry Crisp set.  I used the checked/grid pattern to pick up the "school" feel of the crayons!

To finish it off I used a 1/2" library clip and wrapped Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist 1/8" taffeta ribbon around it.  These clips are thick, so I used double dimensionals on the back panel!!  Will need to pad this well if I mail it!  And, to balance out the silver from the clip, I used the new SU! basic rhinestone jewels on the scallops.  Love those!!

If you have a minute, check out the UDI Blog and see what the other girls on the Inspiration team came up with!

Happy Stamping!!!



carolm said...

cute annie. love the little accents: the clip the scallop and the added bling. xox

Maria Williams :) said...

I am all about the white card base. This came together beautifully!

Unknown said...

Beautiful Ann! I never know what to do with this stamp and you've used it so well! TFS!