Friday, April 8, 2011

Watering Can

Yesterday I had a bit of time to play with some new stamps. 

I played along with a Clean and Simple Splitcoast challenge.  Challenge #113 is to use soft aqua, soft yellow and white, and of course, the card has to be clean and simple.

I inked up a watering can from a brand new Mark's Finest Papers set, In My Mother's Garden, which is being released this month.  I used my Stampin' Up! markers, so the ink is Stazon Black.  The soft yellow sponged around the Spellbinders nestie is Scattered Straw Distress Ink (breaking in a birthday gift).

Haven't used my SU Texturz Plate 'Perfect Details' in a while.  I wish it could be more defined and more deeply embossed. 

Had to add some bling to the ends of that die-cut:  it looks too plain without something there!
I carefully used two gray Copic markers on the watering can.  With Stazon ink, Copics make it bleed and it ruins your marker tip.  A better ink for Copic coloring is Memento Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko.

See you tomorrow with a new Mark's Finest Papers challenge and card.  I'm super-happy with the card...can't wait to show you!


Stamps:  In My Mother's Garden by MFP
Paper:  white by PTI
Ink:  Black Stazon, Scattered Straw Distress Ink
Other:  ribbon from my stash, pearls from Recollections and Queen & Co., bling from Queen & Co., Spellbinders Labels Ten nestie, Big Shot, SU Texturz Plate Perfect Details, dimensionals, sponge, SU markers, gray Copic markers


Shirley said...

OMGosh! I love your watering can!! and the embellishments are just perfect! Sometimes when I want one of my plates to emboss deeper I stick a piece of old cardstock under it before putting it though the machine. Your card is lovely!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful! Love the metallic look behind your image!

Marisa said...

LOVE the flowers you added to your watering can! They are fabulous as is the touch of bling on the ends and sponging around the image. Great card! (((hugs)))

Emily Keaton said...

What a BEAUTIFUL CAS card, Colleen! I had fun breaking in that watering can stamp this week, too. It's really lovely. I had to add centers to the flowers on the can, too!! Love the bling you added to the center die cut, and that ribbon underneath is so unique. Gorgeous work on this, my friend!! I've been thinking of you this week. I know your hands are full. I hope you are doing OK. Hang in there!

Benzi said...

Just gorgeous, Colleen! Your sponging around the watering can is so it a wonderful sunshine appearance. The bling is a great addition.

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Bonnie said...

Love that watering can and the gems! Great use of the colors!

Andrea Ewen said...

This is such a sweet Spring-like card, Colleen...makes me wish I could pick up my watering can and start to water, a few more months!
~Love the gentle sponging and the fab gems/pearls that adorn the image panel. Adorable!
I can't wait to see your card tomorrow either!!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Colleen! SO pretty!

Anonymous said...

Oh Colleen, your coloring is so pretty and that sponging is just perfect! I keep thinking it needs a drop of water! I know there is something called Dew Drops but have no idea what they look like etc. Whatever, anyway, I love the flowers on the can and their pearl centers. Fun and so springy!

Chris R. from Iowa

Pauline said...

Just lovely Colleen, I love all the sparkly gems, and the sponging on the label is lovely.

~Tammy~ said...

This is beautiful and the added bling is the perfect touch! Glad you are able to get crafty!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love the bling!

Stella said...

I think you did a terrific job with this watering can. It has something vintage about it and the flowers are a perfect match. Love your coloring skills and the way you added depth with that embossing plate. I enlarged the picture and it's gorgeous. Fabulous card!
I hope you and your family are well; enjoy your day!

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