Monday, July 26, 2010

Bamboo Gratitude

Last week I created a card for a challenge to use watercolors in some way.  That card turned out great but this was actaully my first attempt.  I like it too but the challenge was for a One Layer Card.  You can imaging me slapping my forhead after finishing this card and then realizing my mistake! 

No problem, as I had played around with this great bamboo image and created a few different versions with it. 

The main image on this card is actually smooth watercolor paper matted with black cardstock and then placed on a very vanilla card base.  When doing the faux watercolor technique, watercolor paper accepts the color well and makes for a great final result!  I love it paired with this bold sentiment too. 

Supplies: Stamps - Decorative Bamboo (Hero Arts), sentiment from Spiral Bouquet (Papertrey Ink), Ink - Jet Black (Ranger), Paper - Very Vanilla, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!), smooth watercolor paper; Other - watercolor crayons (Stampin' Up!), spray bottle. 

Thanks for dropping in.  Have a wonderful day!
Donelda

7 comments:

Linda Palmer said...

This is a beautiful card. I think you have great ideas and make beautiful cards. Love your CAS look. I never seem to make them look right.

Juanita said...

This is a stunning creation.
Now, I must have that bamboo image...

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous -- CAS at its finest! The stamping technique really makes it look like a true watercolor with those beautiful, soft colors showcased on the crisp background!!

Lindsey said...

Ooh, I like this version, too!

Emily Leiphart said...

So stunning and gorgeous!

Wendy said...

Oh, I love this one! The bamboo is wicked!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card!!! So elegant and wuch great colours!
(Link to your card was in Hero Arts tweets)
Sharon D. from Canada