Saturday, November 14, 2015

Just Us Girls-Challenge #319

Hello and welcome!  I'm so glad you stopped by today!  The Just Us Girls team has our weekly challenge ready to go! Maria is our hostess this week and she has a TRENDY challenge for you-Watercoloring! Use watercoloring somewhere and somehow on your card!  Watercoloring is everywhere these days! Check our our BLOG for tons of inspiration!

I adore all the washy watercolor backgrounds that I see areound the internet and on my favorite place,Pinterest.  They make it look so easy, but I don't find it to be so and I need lots more practice. My forte is the more controlled watercoloring with reinkers and a paintbrush and water.  That's what I've done here. I stamped this country cabin from Northwoods Rubber Stamps in Archival Black ink. Then I use my little palette ($.59 at JoAnn's, or so) and drip drops of color from my bottles of reinkers (usually SU colors) and color away with a brush and a little dish of wate nearby. along with a piece of paper towel. It's great therapy!

Once the painting was done, I added Stardust stickles pretty much everywhere I thought I could get away with! and cut coordinating cardstock to 'frame' my painting. The dies are from MFT.  I stamped the SU Flannel Plaid bg stamp in Scarlet Jewel onto Scarlet Jewel cardstock (PTI). The card base is Grout Grey (MFT) and is a top fold card.  The sentiment is from an old SU set and is heat embossed with silver embossing powder.
I hope I haven't ramble on too much and that somehow you are inspired to WATERCOLOR with us this week and show us your stuff!  You have until Thursday, Nov 18 at 9 ET to link your project on our site! WE hope you will!!

9 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your painted scene is fabulous!

Ina G said...

What an artist you are with this stunning winter scene. Totally breathtaking Cheryl

Ina G said...

What an artist you are with this stunning winter scene. Totally breathtaking Cheryl

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is a beautiful work of art! Your watercoloring is amazing.

Nancy said...

Stunning scene Cheryl! Fabulous card!

Maria Levine said...

I love this beautiful Christmas scene!!! Nicely done!!!

Louise said...

Absolutely gorgeous, such a beautiful scene

Lisa Kind said...

You just have such talent when it comes to coloring, whether with watercolor or copics! This is so pretty and I bet the stickles really make it sparkle! Beautiful card!

Chris D. said...

What an amazing water colored scene your created! Love your card!

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