Monday, August 25, 2014

Watercolor poppies

One of my fave techniques is faux watercoloring -- color with water-based makers directly on the rubber, spritz with water, stamp, and you look like you know what you are doing.  Rubbernecker Stamps has a whole line of stamps designed for just this technique, including these lovely two-step poppies here.  The sentiment is from an old SU set. The markers were Distress markers, but any water-based maker will do, including the cheap ones your kids use.
I went technique heavy on this one, as I also dry embossed the green base layer and sanded the embossed layer. It's Coredinations paper, so I got a nice, slightly lighter shade of green that highlights the embossing.
The layout is Sketch Saturday's current sketch, #324, and I liked that I could use a doily for the circular element on it.
I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Sketch Saturday #324, sketch
Sister Act #71, Anything Goes
Crafty Girls #25, Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #146, Anything Goes
Inky Impressions #172, Anything Goes


  1. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

  2. What beautiful flowers, Sandy. Great use of the faux watercolor technique. Thanks for playing with us at Sketch Saturday. Cathy xx

  3. Oh - what pretty poppies! LOVE them!!!

  4. Love this technique . . .you have perfected it. xxx


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