Tuesday, April 19, 2011

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY.....


The SU only blog challenge for this week is to make any Mother's Day card.....so I chose this great new set to be released in May. Wow- this one is really, really fun to watercolor!! I use what I call marker layering when I watercolor an image like this. I lay down a little bit of the color, in this case poppy parade and then in a circular movement I use a blender pen to spread the color out to the outer edge. Then I keep layering more and more marker into the center of my image, making sure to blend, but leave the outside lighter. Then I lay down an even darker color at the base of each petal, in this case, Riding Hood Red. This is my favorite technique in the whole entire world. I can fall asleep watercoloring, but when I do the results aren't quite as crisp. ;) I hope you like my BOLD Mother's Day card.....with that great striped gg ribbon I use every "once in a blue moon".....and that is the understatement of the year!!!! Happy Stamping everyone!! Until next time......

9 comments:

Kerin said...

WOW Karen this is SO gorgeous (as your creations always are), I keep staring at it, wondering how on earth you got that depth of color...I'm going to have to try your technique!! Thanks for sharing :)

Carol Dee said...

STUNNING card. Love the boldness of it. That ribbon is wonderful. (I cold never manage to use it and have it look so good. )Hugs...

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh WOW! This is stunning in red!! Just gorgeous~

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful, inside and out! Guess I need to start playing more with my blender pen, huh?

Peggy said...

Fabulous bold card Karen! Your watercoloring is spectacular and the bow is the perfect accent! Love it!

Wanda Cullen said...

Goodness gracious...this is a real jaw dropper! LOVE your awesome coloring! Bold and beautiful!

Edna Morrisedie said...

I love how you use red Karen it is always so striking!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is such an outstanding card!! That vivid read is too gorgeous! Lady of SO MANY talents!

Oh I see I commenting already - oh well it deserves 2! :)

Dianne Hoffman said...

Karen, this is so beautiful! I love your coloring, as usual!!!