Monday, January 15, 2007

Mail Out Monday


OK, I think I am addicted to water coloring. This past weekend I bought some watercolor paper and last night I decided I would try something new instead of using my prisma pencils to color in my images. I used my brand spanking new mushroom and bug Inky Antics stamps. (This is the first time I order their stamps and I am VERY impressed.) They are big and of wonderful quality. They allow for lots of coloring which is what I love to do. For the water coloring I used the ink from my Stampin' Up ink pads Real Red, Sahara Sand, Apricot Appeal, Certain Celery, and Ballet Blue. I used a paint brush which I would dip in a cup with water and on the tops of the ink pads I would blend the water with the ink. I also used Stazon ink for the main image so it would not bleed with the water coloring. When I finished water coloring I added some Gum Arabic to the mushroom to make it a bit shiny. I am not sure if you can tell but I GOT MY STICKLES in the mail. I love those too!! I used it on the dots of the mushrooms, the grass, and the bugs wings. The paper I used is Stampin' Ups Real Red, Bashful Blue, Marigold, and Whisper White. For the background of the card I used the On The Spot background stamp and for the sentiment I used the hostess Riveting set. I added some ribbon and brads and some pattern paper. Get ready because you might be seeing more watercoloring. I have to practice since its not as easy as I thought.


By the way I went to the movies this past Saturday and watched Pan's
Labyrinth and I loved it!! It is in Spanish with English subtitles but it is so interesting. Its a bit dark but also very touching. It is rated as 98% fresh on the rotten tomatoes website. Check out the trailer online its worth watching.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a cute stamp - and a great card too! What is the name of the stamp? Would like to check it out at Inky Antics!
Thanks.

Jessi said...

Ana, this card is ADORABLE... i LOVE your watercoloring. JUST LOVE THE CARD.. TFS!!!!

Kendra aka Scrapstampindiva said...

what an adorable card - i love that stamped image! :)

Allison said...

Very cool...I am going to have to find some more stamps for coloring...what fun!

Kristine said...

Awe...that's very CUTE!! You colored it great...I agree, watercoloring is so fun. I'm waiting to get my new pack of watercolor paper from Mr. Brown. Cute layout too...love those brads :0)

Michelle (MilwMommy) said...

I posted a comment on this card on SCS, but I had to tell you I just watercolored for the first time too! Well, I had tried on SU's WW cardstock but it didn't fly. My girlfriend gave me a sheet of SU's watercolor CS & I love it!! I'm a prisma & gamsol girl myself, so it's a change for me.

If you like Inky Antics, come join us on their chat board!! You can get to it from IA's home page!!

Jenny said...

Beautiful card! You did a wonderful job watercoloring!! TFS!
Jenny (jfstamps on scs)

Jovita said...

Your watercoloring is beautiful... you did a great job!

Cathy I. said...

I love, love, love this stamp!!! Great card and great blog!!!
thanks for sharing your talent!
Cathy (stamper-c on scs)

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AnneMarie said...

is gum arabic like rubber cement??
great image- love what you did!!
you are so inspiring!