Friday, March 7, 2014

Watercoloring - TAG-CARD

I stamped the Hero Arts-Post Card stamp twice, to create a top-folding TAG-CARD.
These were the steps I took to create the watercolored panel:
  • covered a book page with gesso
  • used reinkers & water to do the watercoloring
  • splattered watered-down Black Soot-Distress Ink
  • splattered watered-down black acrylic paint (for a more intense black)
  • splattered watered-down (Golden Acrylics)-Iridescent Gold (Fine)
(It was difficult to photograph the gold splatters.)

I'm playing along with the following challenges:

All stamps are by Hero Arts, & the sentiment die is by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for your visit.


Virginia L. said...

Hello Martha! Love your watercolor background for your tag! It really brings out the FAB design so much more! Thanks for linking up yo Virginia's View Challenge!

Melissa Bove said...

This is super fabulous!! Love it!! Great tag shaped card!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Cat Craig said...

Martha, love the embossing and beautiful pops of water color.

Barb said...

Awesome watercolor effect, Marth! Love those color with the black embossed bottom on your tag! Beautiful work! ♥

Greta said...

Artistic beauty, Martha! Love the gold splatters & your watercoloring & thing I better put that die on my wishlist!

Rosemary said...

absolutely fabulous, martha!

Marilyn (stampwithMJ) said...

Fabulous! Love it!

alexandra s.m. said...

Simply beautiful Martha!
I love your background too ;)

Gunilla/Nilla said...

You creat the most BEAUTIFUL tags.
This one is lovely with the watercoloring and gold! Love the shiny saying and the gold ribbon.

What did you use for the gold splatters?

I wish there was a challenge just for making tags!!! Love love making tags.

Happy weekend to you/Gunilla

Martha said...

Thanks for your sweets comments.
Gunilla, to create the gold splatters, I used Golden Acrylics-Iridescent Gold (Fine).
Yes, I also enjoy making tags & tag-cards!

Stacy said...

I see the gold splatters! This looks like such a fun card to make. It turned out wonderfully!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful artistic watercolour bg, Martha!

maria f. said...

Oh so fun and right up my alley, Martha! BTW, you were the lucky winner of the mag in my giveaway. Shoot me an email with your address and PC&S will send it off to ya!

Brenda said...

Oh so beautiful Martha!

jintyoo7 said...

Stunning, Martha - the contrast of water colouring and the glossy "hello" is completely captivating :)

joy said...

Love the colors and the splatters, Martha! So pretty.