Thursday, October 16, 2014

PPA224 Watercolor Sketch




Another Thursday and another Pals Paper Arts Challenge! This is a sketch challenge. You can see that I used the elements labeled 1-4 as four different colors instead of pieces. My card base is Crushed Curry card stock. My watercoloring is on Water Color Paper in the colors Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.


For the sentiment element, I used a 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" square of Very Vanilla card stock. It's different water coloring onto card stock than watercolor paper, but it can be done if you don't squeeze the Aqua Painter too hard. 

I stamped "off" the flower bouquet before stamping it onto my dry square. I used Mossy Meadow. Then I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink. Both stamps are from the For All Things stamp set. I tied a bow with Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine around the bottom because I thought the area needed a little something.

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Water Color For All Things Card Supplies:
Card Stock: Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Watercolor Paper
Stamps: For All Things
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso
Embellishments: Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine
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12 comments:

Dawn Tidd said...

Awesome take on the sketch, Patti! I love the watercoloring on both pieces. What a fun Fall card.

Patti MacLeith said...

Thanks, Dawn! I'm enjoying watercoloring more and more. Aqua Painters make it easy!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful watercoloring! Love the result - especially in those fall colors!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Love the watercoloring! Such a fun card!

Sandie Conner said...

Very fun and fall like, love the colors Patti!

Michelle Gleeson said...

Great artistic flair with this sketch Patti.

Patti MacLeith said...

Thank you Linda, Shannon, Sandie and Michelle!

Katy McGloin said...

Patti, I love the artistic element you gave to the sketch by using colors instead of panels. Very cool!

Patti MacLeith said...

Thank you Katy. Using an aqua painter makes me feel like an artist!!

Kerry Willard Bray said...

Gorgeous watercoloring, Patti! This is a perfect fall card.

Michelle Quinno said...

Love your water coloring! Such a pretty card.

Patti MacLeith said...

Thanks, Michelle and Kerry! Have a great week!!