Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Coldwater, Michigan -

Sunday, August 5, 2012

experimental adventure

I was playing with my Aqua Painter again, and reinkers in colors inspired by Color Throwdown, for Daisy Yellow's Daily Paper Prompt #3.  I dripped the colors with water onto watercolor paper I had already sprayed with water. After it dried, I mounted it on a Crumb Cake base, then set some weight on it while I worked on a card for Thursday's upcoming llama hop.  I cut a label shape for that card one size too large; when I re-cut the smaller size from the center, I was left with a little ring/frame.

When I returned to the watercolor drip background, I wasn't sure what to do with it.  I thought I wanted to use this week's Freshly Made sketch, but didn't really want to cover too much of the background, so I experimented with that little ring/frame.  Other than the colors, it looked okay, so I cut another ring/frame on purpose, and this is what I came up with:
stamp set - Kindness Matters; ink - Early Espresso; reinkers - Pumpkin Pie (I didn't keep my Only Orange), Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist; card stock - Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Watercolor paper; punch - Dotted Scallop Ribbon border; Big Shot with Labels Collection and Bitty Banners Framelits™; Daffodil Delight 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aqua Painter

Not bad, if you ignore that little torn/glue-smudged spot on the upper left ed ge ;\


Currie Silver said...

a great interpretation and use of the drip prompt!!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful colors! I love the watercolor drip technique! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Timko said...

So pretty! That background is wonderful. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Jen said...

Pretty background for the butterflies. The drip technique makes a cool effect! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Sannes said...

I love your creative use of that fun background - what a great technique! Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch!

Linda said...

Holy Watercolors, Batman! This card is a-freakin-mazing!