My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone,

While this looks like my simple standard card layout, technique wise, it definitely took me out of my comfort zone.  I recently bought a pad of watercolor paper, thinking this was what I was lacking for me to make a successful card using this technique.  While I do think the paper helped, at the very least, I need a lot more practice...maybe even art lessons...lol! 

I chose the Daisy Basket stamp because it's pretty and I thought it may be forgiving for a beginner like me.  I stamped it towards the top of my page, so that I would have room for the Small Birthday Wishes sentiment at the bottom, choosing the greeting purely because I thought the font worked with the watery coloring.

I did have a practice go at this image using my Peerless watercolors.  However, I was heavy handed when it came to the amount of water, so this second attempt was completed using Loew-Cornell watercolor pencils.  I did my coloring first and then went over it and did the blending using my watercolor brush pen.  I felt that it gave me more control, and I actually had to force myself to be a little loosey-goosey while spreading the colors. I did my best trying to add a shadow underneath as well.  Once it was dry, I added some glitter glue to the center of the flowers, roughed up the panel edges with some scissors and finished it off with a ribbon. 

This week DRS Designs is the sponsor at Cupcake Inspirations!  Join in the challenge using this inspiration photo, and you will be in the running to win a $10.00 voucher to the DRS Designs store!

Thanks for visiting us today!


Deborah Frings said...

I think your basket of flowers is absolutely gorgeous. The colours are soft, subtle and just fab! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Deborah, DT.

Sandy said...

Beautiful card! Love those flowers. Thank you for joining our challenge at Cupcake Inspirations this week.
-Sandy, DT

Call me Naki said...

Well, I think you did such a beautiful job coloring this darling image! Such a sweet card:-) Thanks for playing with us over at Cupcake Inspirations!

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