Friday, April 22, 2011

Sailboat Imagining


Wow - I lucked out on the watercolours today - if I do say so myself.
I was working through the Colour Throw Down - which is Navy, White and another colour. I pulled out all sorts of scraps to gain the second colour, but wasn't satisfied with what I was seeing. I knew I wanted to use the striped piece from the Regals Patterns DSP, and I knew I wanted to use the Sailboat image from the upcoming Summer Mini......so I finally decided to use Marina Mist as my second colour and tried creating a sky scene.

I just happened across a challenge that included a Nautical theme this week - over at Raise the Bar Challenge Blog. I had been looking for some sort of sketch challenge through the "Daily Dare" - and clicked on Raise the Bar's link - I was happy to join their challenge this week since I already had my sailboat in mind. They are looking for Blue/White/Stripes in the creations for this week.

I've also found a new Challenge Blog using mostly SU designs - Stampin' Royalty - and they are looking for "wet" watercolour cards this week.

The sailboat is stamped on watercolour paper with Staz-On Ink and being inexperienced in watercolour, I was excited to see how the clouds sort of formed by themselves through the ink. I was working with an aqua painter and just a dab of re-inker in the lids of the inkpads. For the sails, I used my aqua painter to apply Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.

I got our taxes done today too - so I'm clear for the rest of the weekend to relax and craft.

Thanks for stopping by - Joan

9 comments:

Wanda Cullen said...

Joan, your watercoloring is gorgeous for your nautical scene! So glad you joined us at Raise the Bar!

Georgeann Manning said...

Your card is INCREDIBLE!! just wonderful! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

Nance said...

Joan, your card is beee-u-tiful! I am amazed at your watercoloring--it is fantastic. I love how the clouds formed themselves and I'll bet the champagne shimmer sails are just gorgeous IRL. Great card! Thanks for stopping by my blog! ((hugs))

Hands On said...

Just a beautiful scene you have created here. Stunning. Thank you for sharing with Stampin' Royalty this week.

Christine Blain said...

Joan, this is a GREAT card! You've done a fabulous job with it.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Joan! The watercoloring is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

STASIA SLOMA said...

gorgeous card and amazing job watercoloring!! thank you for playing along with Stamping Royalty!

Nancy K said...

Your card is beautiful -great job with the watercolors. There is so much depth!

Anita Hovey said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar.