Wednesday, March 12, 2014

one more. . . .

watercolor card for Virginia's View:



Here is my card, which I made for a friend's birthday:


 I do like to color stamped images with watercolor pencils, but one of my most favorite things to do is use distress inks spritzed with water to create a background.  Ripe persimmon, festive berries and peacock feathers distress inks were used here.  The image is an oldie but goodie from Stampers Anonymous and was stamped over the background with Versafine onyx black ink.  I placed an iridescent sequin with a small black gem in the circle on the bottom left.

A Sakura stardust pen was used on the body and wings of the dragonfly and I then sprayed the whole panel with Ranger's Heirloom gold spray.  This is so much prettier in real life - it is so gloomy here today that the photo doesn't show the shimmery goodness much at all!   A Pilot metallic gold pen was used to edge the panel which was popped up on the white card base with foam tape. 

There has been an amazing response to Virginia's new challenge blog and we are allowed to enter four cards - this is my third and probably final one.  The entries are all SO fabulous and I am just sending my entries over in support of Virginia, not really with "winning" in mind.

Thanks, Virginia, for all of the fun!


14 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

Oh..Joy! I love the rich colors (those are my favorite three Distress Ink colors)that you chose! The mood that you conveyed with this design evoke a sense of happiness and hope! LOVE it so much! So glad that you join the fun with the first Virginia's View Challenge! You are such an encouraging friend to me and many others. I am so grateful.

Kailash said...

Gorgeous background you created Joy, such a pretty mix and love the choice of stamped image!!

Robin K. said...

Isn't the response to Virginia's new challenge awesome?!! I really love this combination of distress inks and how you edged the stamped panel in gold! And thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog post- really made my day:)

judkajudi said...

Gorgeous!! Love the colors of Distress inks you've blended!! I've done a card for the challenge, too.

Lin said...

Gorgeous, Joy, and thanks for pointing out the limit of 4 cards in V's challenge......like you, I'm just playing, but I guess I'd better stop now, as I've gone over my limit......

Helen F. said...

Beautiful card, Joy. Love the technique you used ~ brilliant effect!

Cat Craig said...

Oh wow, what gorgeous colors you got!

Greta said...

Wonderful choice of colors for this stunning & artistic card! Love it, Joy!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful artistic card, Joy! Great mix of colours with the spritz!

Barb Ghig said...

I'm a huge 'Dragonfly' fan, so I am LOVING this card, Joy! Your background is so pretty...such beautiful rich colors, and I love how it moves the eye right to your focal point! Love all the sparkle on the wings, too!

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous watercolouring, Joy! I love the concentration of the colours and the blueprint style stamp is perfect for it!

Maria said...

Wow! Another gorgeous card with fab image and awesome color...love it!

Cornelia W said...

OHG, that is seriously WOW!!!