“Technique” VSC Challenge #22

Good morning crafters!!! Time for another fun VSC challenge for the month. For the month of April we are showing you our favorite techniques. My problem is that I don’t just have one, I have a few but the main technique that I will talk about today is watercoloring. Recently Nicole of Sweet Designzz sent me my first set of watercolor pencils. She is such an awesome friend always thinking of others. Thanks Nicole!!! I couldn’t wait to get started. I had to do a bit of research first and also purchase some watercolor paper. I bought a small pad of paper at michaels which came with 10 sheets for like $3 bucks. It wasn’t one of the heaviest paper but it was ok. Next I had to find out what was the best type of ink to use for my stamp but unfortunately I only had momento black ink. Even though it was a fast drying ink it took a few minutes to completely dry. The best to use are ones that are fast drying and also meant for watercoloring. On the back of the ink it will say that It can be used for watercoloring like versamark fine ink.
I have taken a few photos of the process


Here are the watercolor pencils. I also used a brush pen.

For the skin color I used Golden Rod


Just like you would color with copics I did the same with the pencils and used two different colors close in color family


20140401-085753.jpgHere is the finished card



Embellishments used are our new glitter and Poppy sweet dot sets which you can purchase here. I also used some May arts ric rac ribbon also avail in the shop.

The other techniques I used was adding  acetate wings and I also made a sequins pocket. I will probably do another post of how I did those two techniques.

Ok so now it is time to head on over to our challenge blog and show us your techiques for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to our online store. Also don’t forget to stop by our Dt’s page for more info on the process of their fave techniques.

GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!!! LEAVE A COMMENT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE NEW SWEET DOTS! Winner will be chosen next Tuesday April 8th.

10 thoughts on ““Technique” VSC Challenge #22

  1. Andrea Ockey Parr

    Wow! You have got some amazing coloring skills! It was such a joy to scroll down through your process pictures and see how you brought the girl to life with your techniques. I think the finished product was a fantastic card and all the additional details were incredible. I especially liked the acetate wings! Beautiful work and I’m so glad that you shared your talents with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  2. Mary-Anne V.

    wow you did an awesome job at watercolour…have you really never done this? Ha! I wish I was that talented at something I had not tried.

  3. Robin Craddock

    This is just so cute! Thanks for the tutorial too. I will have to give this technique a try. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can. Please remember to add a link to our challenge in order to be eligible for the prize and good luck. Hugs, Robin

  4. Tracie

    Love this technique! I’ve always been 100% digital but since my daughter has started paper project life, I’ve been soaking up as much paper info as possible! 🙂

  5. Sonia W

    What a great card, i love the tutorial and teh detailed images. Thanks for joining us at Just inspirational challenges – Sonia W DT


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