Water Color Dahlia


I have seen so many beautiful water color cards and have LOVED them, but I have been quite timid to try it for myself.  Watercolor is so free, and I seem to have quite a hard time with that.  Anyway.... I am quite happy with how it came out!  I hope you like it too!

The challenge this week is Anything Goes at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog!  I chose a technique called "half n half" using a beautiful Digi Image from SNS Exclusive Line- Dahlia.

The image was printed two times.  The first was on Mixed Media paper, and the second was on patterned paper by KC & Company.  I offset the design and colored the image on the mixed media paper with Distress ink and a watercolor brush.  I started by coloring the darker areas with Picked Raspberries and Festive Berries, layering the color and blending it out with the water brush.  I liked the result, but thought that it was a bit too controlled looking.  After I let it dry, I added water to the base of the petals and then daubed a bit of color into the water and painted it around to get the right look.  Once it dried again, I colored around the edge of the petals with a marker.
I used a combination of Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters for the background.  I applied the water first and daubed in the color to get that muddled look.  

The dragon fly is a wooden veneer piece that I covered with the same patterned paper as the base paper.  I added some Liquid Glass and applied the clear beads for the body.

I sprayed a paper doillie with Tattered Angels glimmer mist and split the doillie on the top right corner and a little bit on the bottom left corner for balance.  I used a border punch b EK Success for the right edge of the base patterned paper.

I heat embossed the sentiment and watercolored the background.  I cut a notch out for the banner, and popped it up with pop dots.

The inside was finished off with patterned paper and matted with coordinating cardstock.  I added a bit of the doillie to tie in the design.

I am proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - use a punch or a die
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes with Leaves
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Card Makers - Make it Sparkle
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Fall has Arrived
Creative Card Crew - Fall
Fan-Tastic Tuesday -  Color me Autumn

I hope you are inspired to try something new and show off your results on our newest challenge Anything Goes #62 at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog!

Check out our blog for full details! 
Sep 21-Oct 4

Prize: 7 images to winner

Prize: $10 gift certificate

 DRS Designs - a family owned company since 1950 - boasts hundreds of original rubber stamp designs. All images are available fully mounted, completely unmounted or mounted on cling cushion and are proudly hand crafted in the USA. Our rubber stamp collection includes a wide assortment of images including sentiments for all occasions, easy background designs and fun technique stamps such as our stained glass and plaid designs. The DRS Designs website features a huge card sample gallery, online demos and tips, a secure shopping area and more. Be sure to visit our daily blog with posts from our fantastic design team for inspiration and ideas.

Prize: Image(s) of choice to winner up to $15 value


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