Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Watercolor fun with a sketch

Hi friends!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. We've been busy here with end-of-the year activities and testing. So looking forward to a break from homeschooling. For now, I squeezed in some time for crafting on Sunday and am sharing the card I made for 2 challenges. The first is retro sketches. I LOVE their site! And the 2nd challenge is for Moxie Fab World and we were to have fun with watercolors. So, here's my card and the sketch.

There are times I tweak the sketch a bit but this time, I left it "as is". I started out with my main image which is from the dollar bin from a local craft store. I stamped it using Staz On ink on watercolor paper. Using my inktense watercolor pencils, I colored them in and also added a light blue background (hard to see in the picture). I used dimensional tape to mount it and think the presents look so cute--perfect for a child's b-day! The background paper is from My Mind's Eye and the sentiment is from Hampton Arts. I added some ribbon behind the main image, faux stitching and some gems to the centers of the bows and the card was done!

There's still time to play in both challenges so I hope you play along! Have a great rest of the week and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Gorgeous! Absolutely, totally, and amazingly gorgeous! From the colours, to your colouring (oh, I'm tempted to get some of those pencils, even though I'm clueless about watercolour!), to the patterns - eye-catching! In my view: a winner...
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks! The inktense pencils are extremely easy to use! Watercoloring isn't my strength, either, but these pencils make it really easy to do. I used a 50% off coupon for Michaels and that way the expense wasn't quite so high--yet totally worth the investment! :)

  2. Hey Pat! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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