Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Watercolor Smiles

Here's a card that I hope will make you smile... it made me smile when I made it and it still does the trick today as I blog about it!  I was inspired by the Hip on Handwriting Challenge on the Moxie Fab World blog and decided to try handwriting a resist on some watercolor paper.  For this card, I used Ranger's Matte Accents, but Glossy Accents would work just as well.  I chose to write out a few different pieces and let it dry overnight before adding my watercolor details!  (I practiced on several scraps of paper before coming up with this one.  A clear embossed stamped image would work great too!)
 My watercolor background is all about Distress Ink- a combo of Distress markers & a wet paintbrush, as well as a stencil & blending tool and a fabulous background stamp.  I had fun with the mix of textures here and kept it really simple by adding a ribbon, flowers & bling!  Here's a couple of close ups to check out!

I'm thinking a variation on this card will be part of an upcoming class I'll be teaching... watch for details coming soon!


Lynn K said...

So pretty! Love the resist technique and the color palette!

Julie Sills said...

Just plain GORGEOUS

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous card! Love the smile word! Gorgeous color too!

Candy C said...

Wow Tara! Your. Ars is so pretty! I love the colors and your design. Your stenciling and stamping adds some really nice features to your background. The roses are so sweet and your simple "smile" looks awesome! Thank you so much forcthexreslky comment that you left on my blog! I truly appreciate it. <3 Candy