Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday #20 -- Lavender



Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday :) Today is Tuesday so that means it's another Try It Out Tuesday Challenge over at Susana's store blog, Follow Your Heart. Our challenge this week was to color our images using watercolors only, no copics (yikes!!!) :) To tell the truth, I've never water colored before. I did have a blender pen from SU and several SU inkpads, so I decided to watercolor using SU inks and my blender pen. I'm not the best at water coloring, so I decided to pick a smaller image that didn't require much coloring :):):)

I used this elegant Patio Lavender Karen Lockhart Image as my main image. I colored it with my SU inks (Creamy Caramel, Wild Wasabi, and Close to Cocoa), and then added Lavender Flower Soft to the flowers. I then created my card base, which measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Perfect Plum. I layered my design paper (also from SU) on top of that followed by my cardstock (which I ran through my Cuttlebug machine using the Swiss Dots embossing folder). I then adhered my image to my cardstock and to the card base with dimensionals. For some finishing touches, I added Primas, purple rhinestones, and a lavender ribbon and bow. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Don't forget to head to Susana's Store Blog to check out the rest of the DT's amazing creations. Thank you so much for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Have a wonderful day! :)

Hugs, Christine

25 comments:

cats whiskers said...

Fabulous card Christine, love the image and the fabulous colouring the flower soft just makes the whole thing stunning
Hugs Jacqui x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Christine,love the cute image and the pretty soft colour scheme. Hugs Nikki x

Susan said...

Christine, it's just gorgeous! You did a great job in making the pot look so soft. It's beautiful how you used the flower soft. Just so soft and subtle. Love it!

Hugs to you,

Susan

Anki said...

Soft and wonderful - just like you my friend ;-) Kram - Anki

Susana M said...

Hey Christine
Lovely, crisp and clean and love the use of the flower soft!!!
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

Gina said...

This is great! I'm impressed with you water coloring, that's not something that I am very good at doing. The flower soft looks perfect with this image.

Heather said...

Christine,

This is so pretty I love the shades of purples and that ribbon and the patterned paper you choose this card is really gorgeous!!!

Heather

cadnileb said...

Very pretty! Love the coloring of the image and the soft color! And love how you used to flower soft!

melissac said...

Beautiful card!! I love the colors you used! Blessings and Hugs!

Marnie said...

Gorgeous card loving the lavendar!

Ann said...

So pretty! I love the soft colors and ribbon!

virginia said...

Christine the layers an texture on this card are wonderful!

marsha said...

Beautiful card Christine - I love the dp and colors you used.

Hugs,
Marsha

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Just wonderful Christine. I love the crisp clean feel to the card and the flower soft is a perfect touch. Your watercolouring is wonderful. The pot looks great.
Thanks for making me feel so welcome on SCACD. Will be checking you all out and what you are up to!!
Hugs Judy xx

Denise said...

Pretty card! Love the embossing & the layout of it. The flowers are such a great touch to this very sweet card.

Lisa Graves said...

So pretty! The flowersoft looks great, I haven't tried it yet.

Aud said...

Gorgeous card! Those flowers are really nice on cards!
Great coloring too!♥

Hugs,
Aud

Lyn S said...

Great job with the watercolouring Christine! This is so soft and pretty, I love the addition of Flower Soft!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Very pretty Christine--great job for your first time. Love the flower soft as well, wonderful!

hugz,
Suzanne

Claudia Rosa said...

Fantastic card!!!! - I love how elegant this car is dear Christine
hugs
Claudia

Ila said...

Your card and watercoloring is Gorgeous!!..and I love the way that flowersoft looks!!...must get some...lol...Hugs, Ila

Rach said...

your card is gorgeous Christine, I really like the image and how you have coloured it.. xx

chelemom said...

This is gorgeous!!! Your watercolored it beautifully!

cats whiskers said...

Hi Sweetie your stamps went off today lost your e-mail address sorry.
Hope you ahve a brilliant weekend and the stamps arrive soon
Hugs Jacqui x

Kathi said...

Really lovely card. You've made me want to finally pull out my Flower Soft and play!

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