Thursday, 18 June 2009

Watercolour Rose

Today's card is using 5th Ave Floral and I've used the splash watercolour technique. There's lots of these cards on show at the moment and I really love the effect.
For my card I've used the Splitcoast Colours for this week: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red and Whisper White. I've stamped the rose in white ink onto some white cardstock. This cardstock is not Stampin'Up, but I use it for my watercoloured images because it doesn't soak up the water too quickly. I've sprinkled some white embossing powder over the image and then embossed with the heatgun.
Then I've sprayed a generous amount of water onto the cardstock, so you get pools of water on the rose petals. With my aqua painter, I've picked up colour from the ink pad lid and coloured in. Some people also use re-inkers, but seeing at I didn't have the right colours, I did it this way! Apply colour until you hare happy with the depth of colour. I also added some small touches of Pacific Point to high light.
Here's a close up of the rose - it's just gorgeous in real life and I love how the embossing give a shine to the rose.
I've finished off the card with a sentiment from Best Yet and used various punches to layer it.
Product used:
Stamps: 5th Ave Floral, Best Yet
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, White (non-SU) DP Urban Oasis
Ink: Ruby Red, Whisper White
Accessories: White embossing powder, Aqua painter, S U punches, grograin white ribbon


Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Stunning, gorgeous, Beautiful!!!

xx Sarah

Liam said...

This is just beautiful. I love this set but I still haven't used mine. You have inspired me to use it. By the way thank you so much for visiting again and giving some advice. It really did help.


Tanya Kitto said...

Your card is fab Chantelle. I have this technique on my TO DO list, problem is that there is so many other things on there too :)s

jen said...

Woo Hoo Chantelle, that is is AOK!
Very lovely i must say:)

Lou said...

This is beautiful Chanetelle. I am beginning to think I should just have a standard post set up for you that says "Gorgeous - love love love it" because I love EVERYTHING that you do! You are one talented lady and I love all the colours and styles you choose. Have a great weekend! Lou

renae said...

Love the rose and i also love the nice sayings that you can get on the stamps. All your work is just great, you are using your talent mighty well :)