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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saturday Workout Challenge - No.64

During the morning I caught up with some of my favourite blogs and found several of them showing off wonderful pieces of art for the Saturday Workout Challenge, using Perfect Pearls. I'm a huge fan of these tiny pots of shine so set to work to make an entry. I have never taken part before but as I can't do any scrapping (see post below) I thought I'd make something pretty instead.

I sponged a white card blank with a bit of colour from 3 adirondack dye pads, Eggplant, Cranberry & Lettuce as the card was a little too stark. Then I set it aside while I made my background strip of card using the tin foil distress ink technique. Whilst the inks were still wet I sprayed with a mist of perfect pearls in water to give the whole piece some shimmer. Once dry I stamped lightly in eggplant with my script background stamp. I overstamped top left & bottom right corners in Cranberry & while still wet I painted over some Interference Red Perfect pearls.
I set it all using some hairspray & put it aside while I created my image piece.
I love the watercolour look, but have no watercolour paints. However I find Adirondack dye pads can be effective. I inked up La Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Paris stamp in several colours of ink (wild plum/eggplant/denim/meadow/lettuce with cranberry) here and there & stamped it onto smooth white card. I immediately brushed the whole image with Interference blue perfect pearls. Once it was all nearly dry i spritzed on just a tiny bit of water to get the inks to run ever so slightly giving a watercolour appearance. I gently sponged over the entire piece a bit of eggplant to make the white look more sky like. (the denim pad was too dark)
Sadly the camera can't pick up the real shimmer of this, but if you click on the picture for a larger view you might see the lower part of the building has a bluish/green appearance.

17 comments:

Chris said...

Love this card, Paula. That image is stunning done using that watercolour technique.

Martina2801 said...

Wow - this is very impressive.
Stunning work. Love them.

Sandy said...

Hi Paula, welcome to SaWo.

Your card is amazing. Stunning design. Love them.

Thanks Paula for your gorgeous entry to SaWo.

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Paula, I love the colours you have used

alcoholinky said...

gorgeous Paula. love your colouring and background. the image looks really good.

Sue Abbott said...

Thanks for popping onto my blog Paula. Pleased you have your computer sorted now. Love your work, and look forward to seeing more now I am a follower!!!!
Sue x

Audrey said...

such a pretty card - love it Paula

Flipsi said...

Wow, it's so beautiful. Love it!

Pearl said...

beautiful card ,Paula! love all the perfect pearl touches !!!

Jackie said...

Your card is gorgrous! Thanks for sharing the technique.

Je@net said...

Wow, love the watercolor look of this card!

Marjolein said...

This card is gorgeous Paula! Love the look you've created, and I hope that one day I can do the same!

Anesha said...

Beautiful card. Anesha

herminesplace said...

Fantastic!

joanne wardle said...

very pretty indeed

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

oh yes! This is gorgeous Paula. Love the soft feel, the merged colours....very dreamy .

Christiane said...

looks fab, paula. can you teach me to use this?? hugs