Friday, September 12, 2008

Welcome Gate


First of all I stamped the gate with Marvy Brush Markers on watercolor paper, applying the ink right to the stamp using the side of the marker. I then used a small brush, dipped it in water (removing most of the water on a rag) and brushed over the lines that I had stamped. I duplicated these steps with each part of the picture to give it the water color effect.

A strip of white lace was attached under the paisley paper although not much of it really shows because the stamped image covers it up. I zig-zagged around the stripe and paisley patterned paper attaching it to a dark purple card stock. I added a lavender sheer ribbon and popped the picture with 6 dimensionals. I didn't stamp any words as I wanted to keep this for any occasion that comes up when I need a card.

7 comments:

pammy jo said...

what a beautiful card - i love your choice of pattern paper, and you are doing so well with the watercoloring. i love that effect :)

Julie Koerber said...

Joan this is absolutely fabulous! I used to be an Art Impressions addict when it came to their watercolor series. I have every one almost from the first round of stamps! You did a fabulous job!

Debbie Olson said...

This is SO beautifully watercolored, Joan!

The Country Rose said...

Very nice job on the new technique! Your card is so, so pretty.

Barb

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful watercoloring, and the stitching on this looks terrific! Gorgeous card, Joan and thanks for getting cuddly with me! :)

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Gorgeous, Joan -- truly wonderfully done -- I MUST find time to try this out!!! Just love it!!!

Nancy said...

The watercoloring is beautiful. I love that gate stamp!