Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Watercolor Roses - WOW!!

I swear I have come across more people with GENIUS written all over them in the last couple of years. Patty Bennett happens to be one of them. I have been fortunate enough to be in a swap group with her for over two years and have not only grown to appreciate her talent, but her friendship as well (hi-ya Patty!)!

Here is a link to a terrific tutorial she did on her blog to create these wonderful watercolor roses. My first attempts weren't as good (I think it comes from living in a desert and having VERY dry cardstock!). After really spritzing the cardstock AND forcing a tiny bit of extra water out of the tip of my aquapainter, I think I am getting the hang of it. This is actually the SECOND card I did using this technique (I like it better than the first one I did below):

Patty's Watercolor Roses Technique Video

Cool, eh? I've been thinking about doing a dramatic black-and-white card ever since I saw the inspiration challenge on SCS last Saturday (IC178).

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Together Forever
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Shimmery White
Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Accessories: Scribbles/Swirls Sizzlet Die, keytag punch, shimmery white organza ribbon, Damask Texturz plate, aqua painter, clear embossing powder, pop-up glue dots

This is the first attempt I made at coloring the roses. I didn't use enough water, so some of the color came out kinda dark and blotchy, but I still like the effect. I did this for CC217 - Ballet Blue, Cameo Coral and Garden Green. A pretty vibrant combo, but I kinda like it!! I also have to say that I really like the lovely image left from the Damask Texturz plate AND the Sizzlets Scribbles/Swirls dies. They are really lovely (both of 'em!).

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Stem Sayings
Paper: Ballet Blue, Cameo Coral, Shimmery White, Garden Green
Ink: Garden Green, Cameo Coral, Pink Pirouette, Ruby Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Damask texturz plate, Sizzlets Scribbles/Swirls die, pop-up glue dots, white taffeta ribbon, clear embossing powder, aqua painter


Connie said...

These are stunning, Wendy! Love both cards!!

Kay Kalthoff said...

OMG - Your top card is just AMAZING! I totally LOVE the black and white with the rose. BEAUTIFUL!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful cards Wendy!! Congratulations on your piece in Stampin' Up!!

Hugs & Smiles,
Jennifer :)

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Beautiful - Love them both. The Black and White is really dramatic in contrast with the red. I bet the Twilight fans are going ape over this one!

Hugs and blessings - Jean