Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A Different Look

Today's Color Challenge on SCS was to use Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy and Mellow Moss. I love this color combination! I really didn't know what I was going to do with it. I pulled out my Garden Whimsy set and the only neutral paper I had right on my desk was watercolor paper. When I stamped the large butterfly on the watercolor paper, it didn't stamp very crisply because of the texture of the watercolor paper. . .that's when the "playing" happened. I took my Aquapainter and just brushed it over the butterfly to give it that watercolored look. I wasn't sure how it would turn out because the Garden Whimsy set is more modern looking. I kept layering stamped images and cut out a smaller butterfly to mount over top of the big one. The patterned paper I used on the bottom part of the card is Basic Grey Stella Ruby. I tried to match up the style of the focal image with the patterned paper. What do you think? Did it work? It's definitely a "different look" for the Garden Whimsy set. Not what I originally intended, but I think I like it! :) Thanks for stopping by today! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Garden Whimsy, Happy Harmony; Paper- Not Quite Navy, Bordering Blue, Mellow Moss, Watercolor paper, Basic Grey Stella Ruby; Ink- Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Basic Black; Accessories- blue organdy ribbon, rhinestone brads, Aquapainter, glitter.

17 comments:

Donna B. said...

ooooh, girl - this is AWESOME! Caught my eye immediately so I think it WORKS!!

Dottie K said...

Stunning! Love the colors! :)

taylor (stagccva) said...

The Stella Ruby is oerfect with these colors! What a cool card!

Amy said...

OM gosh, I LOVE this card. The colors are stunning and the "accident" is such happy one!! One of my favorites!

Amy

Heather said...

Neat card! I like how you combined the colors for the challenge.

Dawn said...

It's great when you just start playing with something and it turns into a GEM like this card did! Stunning!

Tandra said...

Its beautiful! I love the watercoloring!! Its so dramatic!!

Shadowcatcher said...

This is just beautiful! I love the abstract feel to it.

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chelemom said...

I think it "worked!" IT is a totally cool effect!

Markie's Mom said...

FANTASTIC! I love this!

Julie Masse said...

Stunning Charmaine! It's so different and pretty - you are amazing!! :)

Jami Speidel said...

This card turned out awesome! The image totally works with the pp!!! Great card!

Bethany Paull said...

Wow, Charmaine! That is different. And absolutely stunning. LOVE IT!!!

StampinThursdays said...

Wow! I love this look with Garden Whimsy.

beate said...

Charmaine, this looks absolutely amazing! I LOVE it! Dang...I need my kids to get better so I can participate in the challenges again. Miss you guys! Hugs and smiles

Maria said...

Wow very pretty! The watercolor effect looks great! Your card looks very whisical. Great job!

Maria

Libby Hickson aka stampinlibby said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous, love how you stamped that!

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