I don't know about you, but I've caught the artsy bug lately. I'm spending a lot of time playing around with art supplies and various mediums. When I saw the challenge at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday blog this week- to use watercolors- I was excited for an excuse to pull out the new water brushes I got a few months ago and get messy.
I recently bought a sketch book at Michaels to help me with my Project Life planning, and part of their deal was that a whole pad of sketch paper was included free. I decided to test that paper out to see how it held up to watercoloring. I'm sure I could have googled it and found some tests from people more experienced than I am, but part of the fun is the experimenting, right?
I used a whole bunch of blues and purples to watercolor this background, and tried out different amounts of water to blend it together.
I stamped the penguin from Jaded Blossom and the sentiment is from My Craft Spot. Then I added some washi tape and jewels for embellishments.
This was a fun card for me to make here and there over the last few days. On one break from work, I was able to do the watercoloring. The next day, I colored the penguin and stamped the sentiment. Then, I used the stickles on the snowflake and let it dry...etc etc.
Side note: Why is it that my coloring mistake on his face looks so hidden on the card and stands out so well on the photo? Ugh.