Saturday, March 26, 2011
Penny Black: You are the Bestest - birthday card
Hi blogging friends :-)
After having had a very busy week this week, I finally was able to turn one of my watercoloured images into a card. This card will be going to my SIL for her birthday next week.
In case you missed by last post, I have been learning how to use watercolour pencils and really loving it and found it very relaxing to just sit and colour while I watched TV. I saw some videos by Bob Davies on You-Tube on how to use watercolour pencils and found his tutorials very helpful. He has videos of other mediums too eg: acrylics and oil painting etc. Now that I have finally worked out how to embed a You-Tube video on my Blog, you can find Part 1 of his Watercolour pencil tutorials here:
I used Faber-Castell watercolour pencils which I bought from Riot Art and Craft about 6 months ago, and they weren't expensive, yet their colours are beautiful and vibrant. They are my new favourite toy LOL!!!
There really isn't a whole lot to explain about my card. The bottom panel was run through my Cuttlebug using my Budding Vine embossing folder (which is now largely hidden by the ribbon!) - oh well! I attached the beautiful silk ribbon in 2 separate elements, and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy. I made a button using my designer paper and Epiphany Button Studio tool and sewed this to the centre of the bow. And the main image panel is up on mounts.
Here is a close-up photo of the image and the colours look more true-to-life in this close-up - they are little washed-out in the first photo:
I am entering this card into 2 Challenges. The first is the Penny Black at Allsorts March Challenge of "Welcome Spring" and thought all the beautiful daffodils and daisies looked very "springy".
The 2nd Challenge is the Splitcoaststampers - Free for All Friday F4A56 Challenge of "How does your Garden grow?" - what makes you think of a garden and happy springtime? I have lots of daffodils in my garden that start flowering very early in spring and they always seem to chase away my winter blues.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a fab weekend!
Stamps: Penny Black "You're the Bestest" 40-015, Sentiment by Penny Black from "In the Garden" 30-044 clear set
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Designer paper: Fancy Pants Pure Item #823 (from 2007) - retired
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Budding Vine embossing folder - Craft Concepts, Spellbinder Labels 1 Nestabilities,1mm mounts (dimensionals), Pearls - BR207 Yellow - Basics by Kaisercraft, 14mm Epiphany Button Studio Tool and 14mm button blank, Bow Easy, 1" - 2.5cm wide Burgundy silk ribbon, Faber-Castell Watercolour pencils (set of 48), small round paint-brush, 225gsm Watercolour paper, Cardstock: light mustard, rusty burgundy
Punches: Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop