Monday, December 11, 2017

Watercolor Sympathy

           I have a card to share for a Color Challenge over on the My Favorite Things Challenge site. They have a few different challenges and tone of inspiration, so if you would like to check it out click Here And then click on the right side of the blog that says MFT Challenge and Inspiration Blog.  This is the color Palette for the Challenge.

          When I saw this I knew just what I wanted to do. I recently got some products that are new to me and three of the four were in that palette. They are from Shimmerz and they are actually dimensional paints, but I wanted to see what they would do if I tried them like watercolors with an embossed stamped image. I used the color I didn't have in the paste for the ink color of the stamp and then clear embossed over it. I started with watercolor paper stamped with Altenew Citrus Burst Ink and then their Clear Embossing powder. I used MFT's Roses All Over Background Stamp.

Next came the painting of the flowers with Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Dreamsicle, Sea U in the Morning and Gummy Bear Blue. I was going for a watercolor look for a sympathy card (something different from all my Holiday creations lately) and I think it went pretty well. These products have tons of shimmer and shine, one of the reasons I love them so much, that I will try to show better in pictures at the end.

When I finished painting I inked the edges of the card
base with more of the Altenew Citrus Burst Ink so I will have a matching border around the main image. I also inked some cardstock to see if I wanted the sentiment to have a white or yellow background.

          Then I used the MFT Stitched Oval Word Windows to cut a window into the main image to be able to see the sentiment through it. I decided on the white background and the sentiment is from MFT's Deepest Sympathy, it fit perfectly in the stitched window. then I put everything together.

I always have a hard time coming up with sympathy card themes, I guess nothing ever seems appropriate. I decided to just go for it and start creating them and see how I like them, because unfortunately they are often needed. I hope you like my color challenge creation and I thank you for visiting my creative space. I have a few more pictures below to try to show how shimmery and beautiful this end product looks with these Shimmerz products...I love them :)  -Jodi

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