April 5, 2012

Today's card I am posting for the blog group that I belong to and also for today's ways to use is challenge on splitcoast stampers.  The ways to use it challenge was for us to 'get coloring'.  My blog group challenge was a water themed challenge.  We were to incorporate water in some way on our card and in addition we were to use:  ribbon, brads and patterned paper.

My water was the ocean found within this light house image and I also decided to do some water coloring on my image. I first stamped my image using brown stazon ink.  Then I created a mask by stamping another image and cutting out the light house.  I then placed the cut out light house image over top of my first stamped image and this allowed me to sponge my background while keeping the light house white. 

I began sponging my sky using tempting turquoise ink (very lightly) and sponging with a punched out scallop circle.  Then I used so saffron ink, cherry cobber and then continued sponging.  The remaining part of my image was colored using SU water color crayons and a blender pen.

The rest of my card was just a matter of assembling it.  It was a bit tricky for me to figure out how to add my ribbon while still keeping it more masculine, but I think my ribbon treatment worked.  I added my three brads along the right side of my card.  I used my SU mat pack template to help me line them up straight.  The designer series paper I used was the inspiration for the colors I used in my image.

I hope you liked my card and if you would like to visit the other cards for our challenge I'll post the links for the blogs below:
Have a great day and thanks for visiting!  See you tomorrow!

Stamps:  Uncharted Territory, Well Scripted
Card Stock:  White, Chocolate Chip, Retired SU DSP
Ink: Brown Stazon, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Supplies:  Ribbon, Brads, Hole Punch- for the brads, Sponge, Water Color Crayons, Blender Pen, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Punch- for making the clouds, SU Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals
Technique: Water Coloring, Sponging, Reverse Masking, Paper Piercing

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Barb said...

Patty--what a pretty card. I love this image and always like oval sentiments. I love the entire design and colors of the card!

Thanks for sharing your wonderful card!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh Patty! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! The detail of your coloring is so realistic! The way you used the ribbon is nice and masculine. It definitely works. Very striking!!!

Athina said...

Oh, how beautiful! I love all the soft colors. You did an awesome job!

Melina said...

This is so pretty Patty! Wow, I love your sponging around the image. It's another card for Twisted Tuesday too with the clouds!! :)
Great card for Diane's challenge.

:: BlueInks :: said...

I really like how you created the sky scene. The colors are blended well and appear to seem real. Great job!

Oh, I see some clouds....better put it over on 2TC! LOL

Jackie said...

This is great Patty! I love your layout & that DSP you used! Very nice job on the challenge Hun & TFS!!!

Heather B said...

Gorgeous Patti!! Your watercoloring is beautiful.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Patty..Beautiful shading.

AnnMarie said...

Stunning card!!! Your sky is absolutely beautiful!!! :)

Kristina said...

This Father's day card is BEAUTIFUL!! Your coloring is so FABULOUS!! You have really done a great job on your card and incorporating all your challenges into it as well! W2G!

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Nice job coloring. I like how you made a banner out the ribbon to keep it maculine while still using ribbon.

Carolina Little said...

Awesome card Patty!!!. LOVE how you coloured the sky. Great stamp!!!.

Lela said...

Very pretty colors! I like this image, it's great