Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A colorful EWE!

As promised, I wanted to do another card with the same image, but use a medium to color the image. For this particular card I used my Watercolor Crayons to color. I absolutely love my crayons. If you haven't used these, I highly recommend them. When watercoloring I also recommend using a high quality watercolor paper. Stampin' Up! sells a fabulous watercoloring paper. Watercolor paper allows you to move your color much easier and you can add or decrease the amount of color without your paper bubbling up on you. I also call that bubbling... paper boogers. Eeek! When using the watercolor crayons you will want to apply the color with either a good watercolor brush or an aqua painter. I've tried many aqua painters from different companies, and the best one in my opinion has been SU!'s. Now, when I pulled mine out last night to watercolor I still had water in it from before the move. When I opened it, water went everywhere due to the pressure change here in Colorado. Believe it or not, I have had a few of my pens explode as well. ack! Back to this card... you notice the scallop edge at the bottom? That was made using my handy dandy slit punch. Don't have one of these yet? Oh, add to your list. So many uses.

Card Details:

Stamps: Farm Fever, Little Pieces
Cardstock: Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Regal Rose, Cool Caribbean , Watercolor Paper
Ink: Stazon Black, Sahara Sand
Accessories: watercolor Crayons, Flirty ribbon, Slit punch

I want to add another card I did using the watercolor crayons. I love these colors together.
Card Details:
Stamps: Delight in Life, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, French Script Background
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Cool Caribbean, Choc. Chip, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Stazon Black, Choc. Chip
Accessories: Horizontal Punch, Choc. chip ribbon, Twill Tape, 2"Circle punch, Watercolor Crayons, Choc. Chip Stampin' Write Marker, White gel pen
Well, on a personal note... we are still in our little hut. Today, the temp is *Kimberly doesn't go outside* cold. I see a few snow flurries, but no clouds! I don't get it. I believe the temp is 22. Wholly smokes, that is just too cold. Really, how will I survive? Any tips besides a Parka?
Since it is so cold, I believe the kids and I will have an art filled day. I bought them some watercolors and more crayons so they could play along with me. Should be fun.
Have a totally fun Tuesday!
All images Copyright Stampin' Up! Designs by Kimberly Van Diepen


Kim Barbour said...

I love the watercoloring card. I am purchasing a set of watercolor crayons, aquapainter and paper tomorrow as a matter of fact. I plan on showcasing watercoloring in my February club. Thanks for the inspiration!! I believe I will case this. LOVE IT!

Tanya said...

Love the Delight card! Gorgeous! One of these days I'm going to have to try those watercolor crayons. For some reason they intimidate me. LOL