Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last post and your concern over my dreaded bad back which seems to be healing nicely now thank goodness. I do need to take more care whilst tending my allotment (yes Anne you were spot on!). Hello to my new followers lovely to have you on board .
I am participating today in Linda Ledbetters CC3 challenge #5, which has us looking at pages 39 & 40 of Tim's book the Compendium of Curiosities III as there is part 1 and part 2 although completing both parts is not compulsory. For this challenge the technique focuses on "Distress Watercoloring" and you have to have the book to play along as it would not be fair to Tim if we gave away the techniques. There are prizes given to one lucky winner from Tim & Mario, chosen by the Curiosity Crew, and the sponsor is Inspiration Emporium who are offering a $50 store gift voucher.
Watercoloring is not my best area, I am always looking with great admiration at the wonderful watercoloring of many of my blog friends on their projects but try as I might it never quite looks right when I do it (all hints and tips accepted gladly!), however I gave it my best shot and this is how it came out.
My card started with 4 stamped images of the classics butterfly on watercolour card which were colored according to how Tim instructed in the book. I used Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Broken China and Stormy Sky.
The edges were distressed and inked using Pumice Stone and I also added false stitching with pricking the edges and linking them with Pumice Stone Distress Pen.
I die-cut cork using the trellis frameworks die and I also used a couple of metal trellis die-cuts left over from another project.
There was a little spritzing going on with my spritzing tool and the same Pumice Stone Distress Pen. I am not too happy with this, I think I got a little too close the the card and it made it a bit splodgy, but at this stage I had to let it be.
Then it was all mounted onto a contrasting blue background to help it stand out.
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