Thursday, September 5, 2013

Less is More with Penny Black

Penny Black is teaming up with Less is More challenge, which is to use a rubber stamp to make a CAS card, and to use watercolors.  Here's my entry:

Less is More

I feel this Scented Message stamp is the perfect one for this challenge, because it needs very little coloring.   I've used it several times before, surrounded by design papers, ribbons, and embellishments, but I think it looks just as nice done simply like this. After stamping and embossing the image on watercolor paper, I simply colored in the flowers and leaves, using my watercolor pencils, and then went back in with a wet paintbrush and smoothed out the colors.  I tore the edges before mounting the panel on a pale blue notecard, and added some tiny blue pearls under the seal.

Thanks for visiting today!

12 comments:

  1. Ah, love this stamp! And the water color technique you used is perfect. Great torn edges and such sweet little tiny pearls - all together equals genius!

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  2. everything about your card is lovely - that's a great stamp!

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  3. So pretty - I love the soft colors.

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  4. Oh so pretty...a real eye catcher, jaw dropping gorgeous.

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  5. So very pretty Lin, what a lovely floral stamp!

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  6. Beautiful card, Lin. The baby blue is perfect :)

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  7. Fabulous card.... Love that stamp....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  8. Beautiful Lin card, using that lovely shade of blue!! This does not need anymore decoration!! It stands alone!!

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  9. what a delightful card Lin. The torn edges really look good.

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  10. So very pretty, Lin! Love the blue and white!!

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  11. just lovely lin

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

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