Good Tuesday morning! My blog title represents my card technique today as well as how crazy my past week has been. My husband was admitted into the hospital last week and was discharged on Saturday. Luckily he was in the hospital where I work so that helped a little. Over the weekend I had the great pleasure of demonstrating in the Rubbernecker booth at the Orlando Stampfest. What fun I had meeting so many wonderful people. With that said I never knew my feet and back could hurt so bad. LOL!!
I was off from work on Monday and was able to play in the Technique Lovers Challenge. The challenge was to create a card with a frame that showed an image from the base layer overlapping on to the edge of the frame. I have done this many times with beach scenes and decided it would be fun to show a simple pot of greenery sitting out in a grassy garden area. I tried my hand again at the watercolor technique shown in the wonderful tutorials at Art Impressions.
I stamped the image on watercolor paper with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Since Distress Ink is water based I can pull the color off the lines to fill in the image slightly and create the watercolor look. I added touches of Antique Linen and Vintage Photo to add shading and texture and then went back with a fine brush and dark ink to add defining lines back to the pot. I masked the pot and added foliage from my Kittie Kits Outdoor Master. I used a grass stamp to create the grassy ground base for the pot and once again pulled the color out a bit with a damp brush. I added the brown in between the grass springs for a more natural ground appearance. I used a hand cut scalloped cloud template to sponge on the light clouds in the background. I cut a watercolor paper frame using a Nestabilities die. Using the same techniques I created the ground and clouds to allow the scene to carry over on to the frame. I mounted the frame over the scene using mounting tape.
Here is a closer look at the pot of foliage.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Create a Garden Set II 513, Kittie Kits Outdoor Master , Grass Set Paper: Watercolor, Cool Caribbean Ink: Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo, Forest Moss, Tumbled Glass
Accessories: Brush, Sponge, Nestabilities, Mounting Tape