Friday, July 12, 2013

Sister Act Card Challenge #15

Card made with PTI dies
This week, we welcome two new members to our DT - Sonia and Angeline, and say farewell to our friend, Lisa.  New members mean new perspectives and styles, which is a nice thing.

I have a card with no coloring this week for you - something usual for me!  I have had fun with Summer Card Camp 2 over at Online Card Classes, and this is a card I made on Day 3.  It uses the colors for the week and one of their suggested sketches.  One of the techniques I was playing around with was the look of watercolors. With no watercolor paints in my house, I used things I had on hand - my old Stampin' Up! markers and watercolor paper.  The result was a fun afternoon of experimenting to get the look I was after - such as laying down some color and then spritzing the paper with water, or coloring and using a wet brush, or spritzing and then coloring on the wet paper.  At one point, I had about 10 sheets of paper drying on the floor of my craft room!  (Nice to be on vacation and have loads of time!)

The other thing I learned from the summer camp is making a "custom" chipboard piece (the present).  All you have to do is die cut 4-6 extra shapes and glue them on top of each other.  The patterned paper goes on top, and then the side edges were colored with a BG11 Copic marker and viola - dimension!

Looby Lou is the sponsor  for our Sister Act Blog challenge this week.  It's an anything goes challenge, so link your card up and enter!

Challenge entries:
Clear It Out Tuesday - Theme:  make someone's day/ Stash: something sparkly

6 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty card Cathy! Love the colors. Glad to be in the team with you :)

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  2. Great take on the sketch! I love the water colour background!

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  3. Love the water color background. Such bright and happy colors!

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