Monday, October 19, 2015

30 Day Coloring Challenge 3 - Day 19

Hello Friends! It's Monday! I did a little watercoloring with Distress Markers. I pulled out my Go Wild stamp set from Power Poppy. And speaking of Power Poppy, the Holiday Release is now available for purchase. I've been following along with their sneak peeks and I tell you wish list is as long as my arm! Go have a look!

Here's what I worked on today.

I used a few Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, too...for the water, the leaves, a few of the blooms and the shadow around the image. I had a dickens of a time capturing the real colors on this. I think I took 20 pictures and finally, I'd had enough. Click on the image to enlarge it, if you'd like. It may become clearer for you. The watercoloring is very light and delicate, something that I have been trying to achieve for a while now.

Often, when I am designing a card, I "audition" different colors of card stock and patterned paper to see what works best with my image. So, I also took a photo with the image on plain card stock.

I'm not sure what direction I'm going to take with this yet. Still working out the kinks. And that's it for me! Thanks for stopping by!


stamp set: Go Wild(Power Poppy)
card stock: More Mustard(Stampin' Up!)
specialty paper: 140# cold press watercolor paper(Canson)
patterned paper: Harvest Lane(Simple Stories)
ink: Versamark(Tsukienko)  Antique Linen, Tea Dye Distress ink(Ranger)
dies: Deckled Edge Rectangle(Nestabilities)
coloring media: Gathered Twigs, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Fired Brick, Stormy Sky, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge Distress Markers(Ranger)    #302 Haze Blue, #028 Pale Pink, #900 Warm Gray 2, #046 Mid Green Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens(Kuretake)
other: Fine Detail White embossing powder(Simon Says Stamp)


Sharli Schaitberger said...

I love it! The softness of the water colors make this so sweet and appealing! I love that you have a quilt design background since a mason jar full of flowers needs a cozy quilt! Excellent work!!

Jeanne said...

Wow! Is this ever gorgeous, Barb! You've definitely achieved the look you are going for. The soft colors are delicate and cozy. I'm getting a very country vibe and I like, it! :) Like Sharli, I like the picture with the pattern paper. It's very reminiscent of a quilt. Excellent work!! Hugs!

stampmonkey said...

Oooooh, this is sooooooo pretty, Barb!! I love the softness of your color choices/coloring, the white embossing, and I think the patterned paper really sets your image off nicely. I agree with Jeanne, too, in that the look 'auditioned' here gives off a country vibe, which I really like. ;) I LOVE the autumn color palette in that patterned paper...and it also reminds me of the Cathedral Window quilt on my bed that my grandma made for me over 30 years ago {she made one for each of her family members --each one took her a year! all quilted by hand, truly a labor of love}. I can see why you're so smitten with Power Poppy images. Thanks for the eye candy --I haven't had time to breathe lately, let alone create anything, so I love seeing what you've been up to.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Barb, this is gorgeous, and I love that you've used the distress markers and Zig pens...what gorgeous coloring! And I too love the quilted background for this card. And the sponging really adds a lovely touch! Stunning, my friend! (I'm quite behind in commenting, but I'm working through it all!) Hugs!