Thursday, May 15, 2014

RCC91 - Party Time!



I'm so happy that the Ribbon Carousel Challenge is back, and this month in honor of the Ribbon Carousel's third birthday, the theme is Party Time.

Your card doesn't have to be a birthday card, a card celebrating any holiday or occasion will do.  

One lucky participant this month will win their own Ribbon Carousel!  



 There are only four (4) rules you must follow to be eligible for the prize:

  1. You MUST use ribbon, twine, thread, washi tape or anything that comes on a spool on your creation
  2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month.
  3. You must add a NEW project to the inlinkz at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge blog
  4. You may enter the challenge 3 times maximum to be qualified to win a prize.
On to my card, as you may have noticed, there has been a lot of watercoloring here lately and today's card is no exception.  I'm using a technique from Day 5 of OCC's Watercolor class, watercoloring embossed images.  




The sample shown in class was a background, so the colored spaces were relatively small and similarly sized.  This is more a focal image so there's more of a variation in the size of the colored areas, but it works just as well.

I love the soft airy look of it, although you could certainly go much bolder with your colors.  Once I was done I wanted to get the image a little more definition, so similar to how you trace around an image with a light gray/blue when coloring with markers, I added a little shadow around the shapes and sentiment.  




A little Divine Twine finished the card off.

Hope you will play along with the challenge this month!

Supplies UsedPaper/Cardstock:  Avery Elle - Silver Fox Cardstock; Strathmore - Mixed Media paperStamps:  Jane's Doodles - Party TimeInk:  VersamarkOther:  Ranger - Distress Markers and Water brush  Stampendous - White Embossing Powder; Divine Twine - Deep Pink Solid Twine; Tombow - Stamp Runner

19 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I am enjoying seeing everyone's homework for the Water color class. I signed up for the class a few days ago ( yes, I was late to class!), so I am behind, but it's all about learning and growing, right?

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  2. OH MIRIAM!!! You TOTALLY nailed this assignment! STUNNING card:)

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  3. such a pretty card!
    Love it Miriam ;)

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  4. Oh, that stack of presents is just so fantastic! Great card, Miriam!

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  5. What a pretty bunch of presents...the softness you created is so wonderful.

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  6. So, so pretty, Miriam! I love the soft look of this.

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  7. awesome watercoloring.. fabulous card..

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  8. Looks like a card you would buy. So soft and just beautiful!}

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  9. so cute! love the soft watercolor look of the stacked presents!!

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  10. Stunning card ! Absolutely gorgeous, love the way you used the watercolor technique.

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  11. Truly DELIGHTFUL!! Love how light the colors are!! The twines add such a lovely touch!

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  12. Marian this is so cool and so pretty!

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  13. Oh wow !! These watercolors gifts look amazing :) great design

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  14. Your coloring is awesome! So cute!

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  15. Oh so pretty!! I love the soft look! Awesome card!!

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  16. So pretty! I love the colors you've used...so soft.

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  17. Ever so soft and utterly delicious! LOVE!

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