Sunday, April 15, 2012

the paper players - clean & simple with watercoloring (pp91)

What a fun Clean and Simple Challenge Jaydee has for us this week at The Paper Players! The twist is to add a little watercoloring to your CAS card. I will be the first to admit that I have a lot yet to learn about watercoloring, but I still have fun giving it a try every now and then. Thanks, Jaydee, for the challenge!

I kind of did the "cheater method" of watercoloring (I didn't even use watercolor paper, shhhh...don't tell!) and used the blender pen with my ink pads. It gives such a soft look to the coloring versus just using the markers themselves.

Stamp Set: Morning Cup, Friendly Phrases
Lucky Limeade, Basic Black, Whisper White, Poppy Parade polka dots (retired hostess pack)
Ink: Black Stazon, Blender Pen...used with Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Dimensionals, Rhinestone Accents
, 1/2" Poppy Parade Poly-Stitched ribbon
Tools: 1-1/4" Circle punch, 1-3/8" Circle punch

For inspiration...

I hope that you are able to join in the fun at The Paper Players with your watercoloring creations. The challenge closes on Friday, April 20th at 12:00 Noon PST. Come on by to get inspired by the rest of the design team.

The Paper Players Design Team
Shirley Pumpkin - GD for April


Shirley Pumpkin said...

Heidi your "cheater method" works! I just love all the tea cups stacked together like that. You have the clean and simple down, and what I mean by that is "you make it look simple"!!! Love love this card!


Linda Callahan said...

Cute as can be! Don't ya love those big polka dots on the DSP? I do!

Lesley said...

This is absolutely delightful Heidi! I love it! The sketch is great too!~

LeAnne said...

Love these little teacups...and what a great way to combine the color & sketch challenge into it as well! Clever girl!

Joan said...

Love your stacked tea cups! I use that "cheater" method fairly often. Woo Hoo!

Nance Leedy said...

This is darling Heidi! I am a big fan of blender pens+ink and you've done a great job highlighting the challenge colors. The sentiment is perfect for the stack of cups too. A delightful card! I hope you had a great weekend with the girls!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Ha! Cheater method? I don't believe it, as the result is absolutely gorgeous, Heidi! Love that tower of teacups matched with the polka dot background. Wow! Fresh and fun, in every way! Hope you are off to a great start to the week! Big hugs! :)

Ann Schach said...

Oh, no! I didn't know blender pens and inks were cheating. Shhh! This is the method I always use, but don't tell anyone! lol I LOVE this clean and simple card! The coordination of colors and paper is perfect!

Jessica said...

<3 your card...great take on the sketch and color challenges...good luck!
Jessica S

jaydee said...

Heidi, I don't think its the cheater method at all. It was inks and it included water - and you blended them:-) Sounds like watercoloring to me! I actually love this card - love it!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Super cute card! Love the design and the teacups!!

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