A Rose is a Rose

Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 6th Anniversary, and today Nichole challenged us to use a watercolor technique.  Watercoloring was one of the first techniques that I really fell in love with, so I was determined to play along today.

I stamped the rose and leaves from the YOF: Roses set in versamark on watercolor paper and heat embossed in detail white.  I've been itching to try playing with my Tim Holtz distress stains and they did not dissapoint!  The leaves were colored with some SU dye inks as I have yet to get any PTI reinkers.  Once I had the color the way I wanted it, I spritzed the paper really good with my homemade shimmer pearl spray and let it dry naturally.  Once dry, I heat embossed the Thank You sentiment (from YOF: Violets) in detail black.  A few little splatters of Mr. Hueys Opaque White finish the panel off.  My camera did not capture the shine or the true color saturation as much as I would like.  I'll try getting a better picture later, as it is overcast and cold here in CO.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  YOF: Roses and Violets (Papertrey)
Paper:  Watercolor (SU), Rustic White and Berry Sorbet (PTI)
Ink:  Distress Stain in Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick, dye reinkers Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi
Other:  detail white and black embossing powder, Mr. Huey Opaque White


Leigh said...

Gorgeous card, Linda! I love it!

Karen C. said...

Your rose looks so life like!! Beautiful shading and highlights!!

Kara said...

So pretty!!!

Kate W. said...

Beautiful job watercoring. It's lovely. The spritz make a great addition in adding to that watercolor look.

Linda said...

Really lovely.

Leigh said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog, Linda! I just wanted to reply that the "happy" word die is from PTI-- it's a set called Wonderful Words.
Take care!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This is so beautiful - perfect watercolouring Linda!

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