Thursday, July 14, 2011

{TCPTUES167} Watercolor Wonder

Hey Hey Hey!! It's TCP Tuesday on a Thursday! This week's challenge is brought to you by our one and only MOM, Julie! That crazy cat has challenged us to watercolor....that's right folks- she wants us to put down the copics (GASP!!) and bring out the waterbrushes! We almost had a petition started to get her kicked off the catpack, but then we realized that the point of challenges is to do just that- Challenge us! So there was some groaning and grumbling (I won't name names;), a little kicking of the feet and a cuss word or two thrown out there! But in the end it was a nice change from the everyday;)
And I must really have a wild hair, because for the second TCP Tuesday in a row, I have NOT coloured a stamped image!!!! I know...somebody call 911.

I used the lovely soaring bird, music notes and sentiment from The Tweetest Things stamp set. After I watercolored my base using SU's brand new In Colour reinkers (yum) on watercolor paper, I made sure the label was dry enough to emboss on (a hit with the heat gun helps things along), and embossed the music with black craft ink and clear powder. I then did the same with the bird, using the Home Tweet Home Cutups, and popped him up on dimensionals. I also used the Big Scallop Cutup and banner flag from the Easy Rosettes Cutup for the embossed sentiment. The Big Scallop piece was dry embossed using a SU folder and the green CS main layer was embossed using a texture plate. Some black stitiching around the main panel and a black satin ribbon treatment finish off this CAS (clean and simple) card!

See that cute little flower that is grounding the sentiment? It's by prima and the color matched perfectly, and I think it's a nice simple touch for a CAS card:)

Wanna play along? Here’s some deets to know…
1. Each Tuesday we will give you a challenge.
2. You will have until the end of the month to complete the challenge.
3. Add your entry to the guestbook {On Alma’s blog} or upload to the SCS Gallery, using the keyword TCPTUES167 for this week’s challenge.
4. TCP stamps are not required for this challenge, but highly recommended.
5. There will be one randomly chosen weekly winner, announced on Tuesdays who will win a Gift Voucher for use on The Cat’s Pajamas website.
6. There will be one winner, The Swanky Stamper, announced the 1st of each month. They will win several sets from an upcoming release and get to play along with us at our Pajama Party and Blog Hop.


alma said...

So pretty. Love the beautiful sky. You should put down the Copics more often. ;)

Steph Herbert said...

Apparently you don't need Copics. FABULOUS!!! :)

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Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

I LOVE the watercoloured background Jenny! How did you do this? Did you use a waterbrush with the reinkers? The entire card is just lovely!