Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Watercoloring cards

Happy Hump Day all!! Hope your having a wonderful day!
Been a crazy week for me at work and home.

Wanted to share with you some projects I did this week.
I stepped out of my comfort zone to do some water color cards.

Tiff inspired me when I saw her watercolor card with gelatos.
I have always wanted to do this technique just haven't.
For my cards I used water and distress inks.


My first card I used the beautiful Large Flower Pattern from Hero Arts. This stamp is gorgeous, I have been meaning to ink it up for awhile now. Other stamps used: Old Letter, Thinking of You, and Antique Engravings from Hero Arts. I used my TH Distress Inks and the mini mister from Ranger. Jennifer McGuire has a wonderful video on her blog to show you how to do this technique HERE.


Here is another card I did using the same technique. This stamp is Hero Arts Silhouette Meadow Flowers. I did this one for the current Hero Arts contest - Birthdays and Envelopes. And I used some Lilac twine from  The Twinery to finish the look. I wish I had a script birthday sentiment but I didn't so I just used one I had.

This is such a fun technique and so easy! You should give it a try!
If you still don't understand the technique after watching Jennifer McGuire's video about it HERE, let me know and I will do a step-by-step tutorial. :) You can also check out Tiff's video using this technique with Gelatos HERE.

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Thanks for peekin' in!
Have a great day!
:) :) :) Jenny

16 comments:

Tiff said...

Thanks for the shout-out! YOUR CARDS ARE PHENOMENAL and make mine look like child's play! You should do this technique more often! LOVE! Oh and I can never find antique engravings locally...might have to buy online!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

These are fabulous! I love it when people get out of their comfort zone... Tiff's card are always amazing too, just like yours.

Heather Jensen said...

They look fabulous Jenny. Love teh soft look. :)
Hugs~

Lin said...

LOVE your results, Jenny - a question, did you heat emboss the first stamping before you used the distress inks to watercolor in?

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

These cards are absolutely gorgeous!!! I love how the butterfly seems to be landing on the flower. Love it!!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love your cards Jenny! I am going to check out Jennifer's video to see if I can get more info on this technique. This looks different than most of the wc techniques that I have seen. Very special!

JULIANA said...

These are absolutely beautiful Jenny!

AnitaRex said...

Jenny these cards are different from your usual style but still so very gorgeous! Love them! :>

Arlene said...

What gorgeous cards!

Amy said...

These are gorgeous Jenny! They look like painted canvas!

Jen Carter said...

These are gorgeous and I love, love how the purple twine pops on your bottom card! Your coloring is so pretty!

sheila said...

these cards are gorgeous! you did such a great job and the colors, esp on the large flowers looks "hand painted".

Diane Jaquay said...

Stunning cards, love the soft, watercolor affect!

Ayana Posadas said...

Jenny, these cards are GORGEOUS!!!!! Seriously stunning! I love them both!

Ren-Yi said...

this, my dear, is absolutely lovely! you are making me yearn for spring! love how there is so much texture with the visible brushstrokes and shading. this is very very gorgeous.

mtkfarmer said...

Jenny, your cards are beautiful! I did watch Jenifer McGuire's video, and she explains a watercolor technique very clearly. However, your cards have a completely different look....almost like you're looking at them underwater. I would LOVE for you to do a tutorial on how to accomplish your look. It would be AWESOME!!