Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Faux Watercolor Happy Retirement

Faux Watercolor Happy Retirement
Made this card for my daughter's school's afternoon session senior principal assistant retirement. She is also happens to be my daughter's Art teacher. By the way, she looks young and I did not think she is at the age of retirement!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge - Sketch #71
I adopt the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge - Sketch #71 as shown above as I want to try out the faux watercolor background technique introduced by Jennifer Mcguire. Since I am trying out, I opt for smaller space which the sketch is perfect for my experiment. Another reason I want to try out this technique on this card is because the senior principal assistant is an Art teacher in which I want to relate something artistry in the card.

Close-up : Faux watercolor flower 'painting'
I stamp the flower image on a watercolor paper and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Then, I smudge some distress inks onto the watercolor paper and spray water onto it as in Jennifer's video. I let it dry and the result is amazing. I really like this faux watercolor or 'painting' look!

Close-up : Sentiment and quicklet eyelets
On a yellow card base, a variety of colors stripes pattern papers is trimmed and attached onto it as in sketch follow by the faux watercolor image. The sentiment is customized using alphabets and stamped on a pink strip. Two (2) red quicklet eyelets are secured to the right edge of the sentiment to add some texture. It is attached onto the card using pop dots for some dimension.

Close-up : Pink gems
For final touch-up, three (3) pink gems are attached to the right upper corner as in sketch.

Dimension : 10.16cm x 15.24cm or 4" x 6"
Type : Vertical fold
Inlay : None

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This card is entering the challenge(s) organized by :
1) Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge - Sketch #71 (ending 08 September 2014)
3) Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes (ending 09 September 2014) 

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11 comments:

Lisa Mensing said...

Love the faux watercolor technique. Colors are gorgeous together! Thank you for joining AHSC this week.

Michelle Stewart said...

Great card, love the effect of this technique. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Blankina said...

Looks great this technique, lovely bright cheery card!
Glad you have shared your card at Loves Rubberstamps, please come back soon, good luck!
Hugs Blankina

Barbara Himelman said...

Great technique, and great job. Love it. thank so much for joining us at AHSC

Nikki Stalker said...

Lovely card. Great background and a lovely image. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.

Nikki

Brandi said...

I love the card, it is very artsy and I am sure she loved it! Thanks for playing along with AHSC!

Brandi said...

I love the card, it is very artsy and I am sure she loved it! Thanks for playing along with AHSC!

Lauren Moore said...

What a beautiful card, that faux watercolour is amazing. Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

Stephanie K said...

This card has so much going on and it all rocks! Thanks for playing with us this week at AHSC.

Laura said...

Wonderful card.. love the daisy love the colours.. fantastic!!!
Thanks for joining us at AHSC.
Laura

Linda Norman said...

The faux watercolor is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with AHSC!

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