Saturday, July 31, 2010

Becasue I Tried to Watercolor

Because I had such a delightful time watercoloring Grabby, I decided to try my hand at it again, only this time on something a little more challenging.

To say I'm underwhelmed by the results would be putting it mildly. :sigh: But, since I had the bloom colored, I decided it would be wasteful to toss it and decided to try to make something with it. This was the best I could come up with. Um, yeah...

I did however like the way I treated the ribbon. Since I've recently begun pairing ribbons, I decided to give the Marina Mist satin a go with the grosgrain Very Vanilla. I think it looks pretty nifty. :o)

I'm not sure if it needs more color, or what, but it's just not quite there... Oh, well. Now, if Lissie would just pick up the slack and post something better, we'd be set. :oP

This card uses (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set: "Because I Care"
Inks: Pear Pizazz, Marina Mist, Garden Green, Sahara Sand (all markers)
Paper: Watercolor, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist
Accessories: 5/8" Marina Mist satin ribbon, 5/8" Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, aqua painter

On a brighter note, I was once again a "Cut Above" over at Always Playing with Paper. Woo hoo! :o)

Happy Saturday, everyone!



Kath said...

It might need some darker areas but from the post it looks good, maybe those tiniest of pearls in the centers of the flower would look good. I love the ribbon pairing.

Rach said...

Thanks, Kath. I've got the pearls on my next order. Pearls help EVERYTHING, lol! :o)

Lissie said...

Well, I see you've been playing with ribbon again, one of my favorite pastimes. I love the combo effect of satin with grosgrain. Well done.

Mom AKA Lissie

jaydee said...

Rach, I think you did a great job. And... I LOVE THE RIBBON TREATMENT. I'm going to have to do that and give you credit!
love the strong clean lines of the card and the ribbon is just perfect.

Deb said...

This card is just beautiful! Hydrangeas are my all time favorite flower anyway and this worked up in a wonderful way! Thanks for sharing!