When is a challenge a real challenge? When it requires a clean and simple card design and watercolor. The easiest part should have been the sketch but oh my what a challenge this has been. Following along with the sketch for AAA Cards
provided had me thinking what’s next??? I found a Gina K Designs Brancing Out stamp set (that I believe had a misspelling of the word Branching) that was illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger should have been my first clue that I had trouble ahead. I stamped the image with the branches in VersaFine Clair nocturne ink and heat embossed in clear embossing powder. I chose 4 Gina K Design colors and smooched them on my surface using a water brush started “painting”. The ink colors used were Dusty Rose, Faded Brick, Sweet Mango and Wild Dandelion my portion of the rainbow. Since this is a clean and simple card challenge as well as sketch with watercolor option, I did my best from adding any extra layers by die cutting the image with Waffle Flowers A2 Lacy Layers Die and the Hugs dies from Poppystamps Hugs Heart die.
This was a third attempt to create this card. The first one was put off and on so many card bases that it has extra extra layers for dimension. The second one I tried using text vellum paper and when I taped it to the card base it crinkled…in the trash so since it’s the beginning of spring training and baseball season I didn’t want to be three strikes and you are out so I will be using this card for the AAA Cards Game #184 Sketch challenge + watercolor option.
WOW! February 28th today! Let those March winds blow and bring us some spring weather.
Thanks for stopping in for a peek!