17 November 2008

So I tried watercoloring again...

And I can't say that I'm still very good at it. But I enjoyed it....though I do still prefer my Copics or even my pencils over the watercoloring.

ANYway, I used this Santa stamp...remember when I made a card with him before and how I received the image in a swap but I had NO idea where he came from? Well, Allison and Jan and a whole bunch of other folks worked and worked 'til they found who made it and I found one on ebay...of course, it had to come live with me! hehe!

And on the High Hopes blog, their challenge this week is to use buttons and brads on your card...so, I did! hehe!

So, I did a little something different with this watercoloring. So...you know those glittery watercolors that everyone (including me...LOL!) has? Well, I didn't watercolor this with those. HAHA! No, I used just my ink pads (smooshed onto an acrylic block) and some reinkers and then to put a little shimmer in my paint, I dipped the end of my paintbrush into a pot of Shimmerz paints, mixed a little water with my ink and Shimmerz paints and voila! instant shimmery watercolors! You can see it a little better in this second photo. Neato, huh? Just added enough shimmery-ness but not over the top with the Shimmerz.

Hey, I'm just trying to stretch out the dollars in case you have watercolors and a pot of Shimmerz! Now you can have Shimmery watercolors to match all your SU stuff. :D

What I used: Watercolor paper, Staz-On (stinkz-on) jet black, reinkers, ink pads, Shimmerz Paints, paint brushes, H2O (hehe), SU CS, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Making Memories PP, Making Memories brad, some buttons from my endless button jars, and a ribbon!

Thanks for stopping in today! :)


13 comments:

Lauri said...

great idea on how to use the Shimmerz! How nice that they found this cute stamp for you!

mochamama said...

Jennifer, your watercoloring is awesome!!!!! Don't be so hard yourself!

Jeanette - said...

Your coloring is fabulous Jennifer!! Very creative on the shimmery paint too!!! Great card!

Anonymous said...

Totally ubber cute card..Love the way you colored Santa...awesome TFS..Liann M.

kadie said...

"tried" to watercolor?? You're too modest, Jennifer! This is stunning and your coloring is flawless!! Great job! Keep it up!

Crissy Armstrong said...

This is gorgeous. And I love your money saving idea! Thanks for playing the HH challenge!

Christina Fischer said...

Jennifer, this is gorgeous!!! Your watercoloring is amazing -- LOVE the shimmer!

I *heart* that Santa -- I may have to start stalking eBay! :)

Dawn Easton said...

I think your watercoloring is fabulous Jennifer!!! I love to do it too, although mine isn't perfect, but like you, I enjoy doing it anyway!lol

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

This is awesome! Don't give up on the wc's! You are great with them.

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Your coloring is perfect! Don't be a silly billy bear, as my DS #1 would say. It looks great, and Shimmerz is my new favorite thing.

Glad you found a new man to come live with you, hehe! He's a cutie!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card, wonderful Santa and fab colouring.

Lacey Stephens said...

Jennifer, you are my birthday blog candy winner!!! Please email me at LaceySoLiving@bellsouth.net with your snail mail address!! Congratulations!
~Lacey Stephens
www.handstampedbylaceyt.typepad.com

Amy said...

Great watercolouring!!