Monday, February 25, 2008

Four Leaves

I know this isn't my usual style, but I was in the mood to make something "different". And you must admit this IS different from the cute little images I typically use.

The image is JudiKins Four Leaves . I stamped it on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

Someone left a comment earlier today asking what kind of watercolor paper I use. Actually, I buy mine at Michael's with a coupon. It's Canson 90 lb cold press Aquarelle. I've been using it for a long, long time and have always been very happy with it. And I don't have any problem with the Versafine ink smuding when I watercolor on it. I would have responded directly to the person that asked, but I didn't have her email address...so I hope she reads this post.

I colored the stamped image using Tombow markers and a blender pen. I just LOVE those colors!

For the background, I simply stamped the Four Leaves on the cardstock using VersaMark Ink . I really like the watermark effect on dark colored cardstock.

And since I was in a mood to do something different, I hammered my brads with my new Tim Holtz Texture Hammer . If I was making a project that had a lot of distressing, I would have hammered them more. Basically, I was playing here...okay? LOL!

If I have enough time tomorrow evening, I will post more pics of my studio. At any rate, I will have something new for you tomorrow.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

11 comments:

jackie said...

Gorgeous colors...great job!

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is great, lofe the colors, thanks for answering on your blog, I will have to try that watercolor paper at Michael's

Deb Neerman said...

Stunning!

TFS!!

Jennifer said...

Michelle, the colors are absolutely amazing. This is positively gorgeous!

~Jennifer :)

Pegg S said...

Hmm. Will keep trying! Maybe I need to emboss like you did! Thanks so much for the info~

SmilynStef said...

Love those colors ... stunning simplicity.

Glee said...

Gorgeous, just GORGEOUS!

Diane said...

What a beautiful card,love it!!!

Carol said...

I love those vibrant colors! That's real eye candy there Michelle! Beautiful work!!

Carolyn King said...

LOve the beautiful colors in this card....your coloring is amazing!
Might have to get one of those hammers (talk about a handy stress reliever!)

Heliothrix said...

Love what you did. I'm looking for more ideas with this stamp. Got any?