Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Make It Monday



A quick post for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge to create a watercolor wash background.  This is one technique I haven't mastered yet, but I will keep trying!  To see a couple of incredible samples by Laurie Schmidlin, you'll want to check out her video HERE.  I used Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey distress inks.  I first smooshed the ink pads on acrylic blocks, then picked up colors with a flat, wet brush.  I stamped the sentiment twice with a MISTI using Not Quite Navy ink by SU.  The leaves were stamped with WPlus9's Beanstalk and Last Leaf inks.  The roses were stamped with Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry inks by SU.

STAMPS: Rosy Posy and Rosy Posy Step 2 by PTI; Pen & Ink by PTI.

It's time to hit the shower and head out to work!  Hope you're having a terrific Tuesday!

14 comments:

Christi said...

Gorgeous!! Love the colors!

Marybeth said...

My goodness this is stunning! I love the light-handness of your background , Wanda! I think mine might be a bit dark, I will have to try lighter like yours! Gorgeous card!

artful-notions said...

This is gorgeous, Wanda! Your wash is a beautiful bg for those elegant roses!

Skrater said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! I really love your color choices. Distress inks are so much fun to play with!

Linda said...

Beautiful background from one of my favorite stamp sets, Rosie, Posie.

AnitaR said...

I love your watercolor wash! Beautiful!

TLady said...

YOU DID WONDERFULLY on this challenge! This is GORGEOUS! I LOOOVE the color combo you used too!!! FABULOUS JOB on the PTI challenge! ;)

Lyn said...

Oh Wanda this card is seriously delish <3

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card Wanda! Your background is just perfect for those beautiful roses...love it!! :0)

Diana K said...

Absolutely love this! P.S. You're making me regret that I didn't get the Pen & Ink sentiment set. :(

Susan Watanabe said...

Simply lovely card...color selection, technique, flowers all look professionally done!

Kelly said...

so pretty! I love the sentiment and the colours you chose.

jill schultz said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'd say you got the best of this challenge :) Very nice!

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Wanda, I think your card is gorgeous, and I love the background. Yellows are hard to work with. You did a beautiful job.