Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge #15

Hello there!  It's time for another Sparkle and Shine Challenge!  This inspiration for this challenge is a fun one that could take you in many directions... watercolor, rainbow, circles, etc!

We are sponsored this week by Pretty Pink Posh!

I am participating in the Online Card Classes Watercolor for Card Makers: Exploring Mediums class, and one of the lessons is on watercoloring shapes.  I got quite excited, because I knew this challenge was coming, so I kept that in mind when I did my class homework for the day.  I started off by stamping circles from the Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics stamp set in Fine Linen distress ink.  Then I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to watercolor in the circles, careful to keep one side of the circle darker to make them look more rounded.  Then I stamped a sentiment from the Paper Smooches Spreading Sunshine stamp set in the bottom right corner.  I used the Easel die, also from Paper Smooches, to create a frame for my sentiment.  The paint brush is from the Paper Smooches I Heart Art stamp set, and though it's a bit hard to see in the photo, I added a stamped shadow under the easel with the Paper Smooches Shadows stamp set.  I mounted it on a black card base, and then added a scattering of Pretty Pink Posh iridescent sequins in several colors.

Paint it.

Be sure to stop by the blog to get all of the challenge details and see all of the inspiration from the design team!!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches Spreading Sunshine, I Heart Art, Shadows, PTI Polka Dot Basics
Dies: Paper Smooches Easel
Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper, PTI True Black
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Antique Linen Distress
Other: Copic Markers, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Pretty Pink Posh sequins in Ballerina Pink, Strawberry Burst, Fairytale Fuchsia, Peacock Feathers, Ocean Spray, Lavender Moon, Sunshine Glow, Foam Tape


Anonymous said...

Lovely use of rainbow colors, Audrey! I love your canvas! :D

merryf said...

gorgeous! you are the best watercolorer I know.

Yuki said...

I absolutely love your take on the inspiration photo! Your card is so pretty!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

Oh my goodness, this is a super take on the photo! I adore the sentiment together with the way you painted the watercolors. Beautiful! :)