Friday, April 12, 2013

MIM: Watercoloring Embossed Images


        I have been trying really hard to participate in as many of  PTI's MIMs as I can. Since I have never watercolored embossed images I thought I would give it a try. Check out MIM # 111 for the tutorial.
 My final card is totally different from what I started out with. I decided to stamp the flowers on a white cardbase.  However, I had stamped a little flower in the upper right hand corner. I guess I didn't keep my heat gun close or on  long enough because when I applied the watercolor, I got a big mess.
      I really liked how the other flowers turned out using my Peerless water colors of yellow and orange yellow, and didn't want to pitch them just yet. So I cut off the part that I messed up on. The other mess I made was with the leaves. The waterclor was absolutely horrible. So I decided to use my copics and die cut some leaves which I placed over the 2nd mess I made.
      Not knowing how to rescue what I had left, I let the flower panel sit on my desk for a day. Eventually, this is what I ended up with.




     As a final touch, I added some yellow pearls to some of the flowers.



     Overall, I am quite happy with the card. In the past, I would have thrown the card in the garbage and given up.  Thank you for stopping by to take a peek.

11 comments:

Sara Mac said...

Hmmm...I don't see any mess here Carol so you must have covered them up pretty well. I love what you ended up with. The card is gorgeous!

Leigh said...

This looks lovely, Carol! I love the mix of yellows in the flowers!

Karen C. said...

I agree with Sara and Leigh. It's a bright and sunny card with no hint of any bloopers!!I love the way you've arranged your flowers on the left and the sentiment towards the opposite side. Very pretty!!

Joyce said...

What a beautiful card. Your water coloring and shading is just beautiful. If you hadn't described your so-called mistakes, I would have thought that this design is what you intended all along--it's just right.

Nancy Guse said...

Carol this is sooooo lovely! The colors are a wow, great take on the watercoloring!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful job Carol!

Tracy said...

Carol i love your card! I went looking at the gallery to see what everyone was doing and your bright bold design caught my eye right away. And then when I saw it up close on your blog I loved it even more. Beautiful colors and i love those little pearls! so pretty!

Marybeth said...

Carol this is absolutely gorgeous! I love how this turned out! Such a pretty yellow!

paperpsychosis said...

Sweet card, love the design!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE the bright yellows you used and the leaves are beautiful!

Inkyfingers said...

I can see why you didn't want to give up on these gorgeous flowers Carol. I love the the shading and how the colours blend so beautifully. You ended up with a winner!