Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Enjoy the Journey Card - dual challenge



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!






16 comments:

  1. Love the card (and the vintage trunks in the photo, also!). I updated my blog with the clipboard I made! Check it out when you can.

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  2. This is awesome. I'm inspired. I needed some ideas for this technique without flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love the stamps you chose and how you made them fit together - I love the watercolor effect, too!

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  4. Such a fun use of the colours with Tim stamps Annette! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe :)

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  5. Great choice of stamps. Fab piece.

    Marilyn

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  6. Annette, this is FABULOUS! What a great combination of challenge techniques, and your Grungy Monday watercolor stamping is absolutely perfect. I love the composition, too. The little tag is such a cool addition.

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  7. REally super cool!! Love how you've used the colors :) Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  8. Awesome technique, and gorgeous card! Lovin' those gears, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  9. OH! LOVE this card--love the trinkets and that hand stamp! FUN! Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

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  10. Fun color combinations. I am just figuring out using one entry for multiple challenges, so loved your explanations. Fun to see something other than flowers also.

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  11. Hi Annette
    WONDERFUL creation. Great colours and the watercolouring looks amazing. Hugs from Lisa and Elaine @ Destination Art Western Australia

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  12. Love this card. Gorgeous colours and fab retro look.
    Sue :)

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  13. Wow! Fantastic card. Love this image you used. It looks wonderful w/this technique. The colors are delightful & the gears - what great embellishments. Well done.

    Debbie C

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  14. What a great playful card. Love the stamp choice, Really unique and inspiring. Glad you shared.

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