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!