Tuesday, February 12, 2013

PTI Watercolor Challenge

Hello! Haven't had a lot of extra time to join in all the challenges going on over at PTI but did manage to squeeze this one in :)  Watercolor is something I really love the look of, so soft and impressionistic which reminds me of my very favorite artist, Monet. So for my card I pulled out a favorite set, Wildflower Garden and got to work stamping the flowers with dye based ink on watercolor paper so I could soften them up with my waterpen brush. For the background I just lightly gave it a blue wash with some ink right from the pad. The sentiment is from the same set and the butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch. The doily is PTI's Delightful Doily dies and to finish it all I added some liquid pearls.

The kids and I went to a homeschool group Valentine party today. They had a lot of fun and we are now re-stocked in candy. They are particularly happy about that as we don't keep candy on hand. It will be slowly given to them over the next couple of weeks :)  Makes celebrating last longer, right?  Thanks for dropping by!

5 comments:

Luanne said...

This is lovely! Like a Monet painting!!

Lori Apgar said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love the layering (watercolor then stamps) and the butterfly too!!!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card, love the watercoloring.

Rhonda said...

This is beautiful Leah. I haven't had the courage to try water color yet.

Leigh said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Leah! I love it!