Killing a few birds with one stone today, so to speak. Trying to be efficient with my time. My card design meets the challenges of both the Play Date Cafe and Grungy Monday 08 at L3Studio.
This week's Grungy Monday Challenge features a watercolor technique by Tim Holtz entitled "September Technique Challenge" from 2008. Be sure to view his tutorial and beautiful samples using this technique.
But first, the Play Date Cafe Challenge #82 utilizes the colors shown here.
Love this photo of the vintage trunks!
And here is my card using the three colors and incorporating Tim's watercolor effect technique...
The technique is simple and quite fun to experiment with. Tim used stamped images of flowers and such which worked beautifully with this technique. For something different, I went with his new stamp set called "Grunge Cirque" plus "Playful Journey."
Tim does all the explaining for you, but basically you select a stamp, you ink it up in a few different colors, spritz it with water and stamp onto watercolor paper. I did this with the circle pattern and the rays, and also the star, finishing it off with a splattering of the brownish red color all over.
Here's a little closer look...
Love how that looks like watercolors. Great fun!