Saturday, September 1, 2012

Resist Watercolor

I hope all of you have some wonderful plans for this holiday weekend.  Me, whew.  Too many things to get accomplished before I go back to work on Tuesday.  But, then again,  what's new?  
Lisa, over @ Our Creative Corner, has a fabulous challenge for us this week.  She wants us to do some type of resist stamping technique, and include some wings.  Sounds fun, creative, and pretty clever!
So, here is what I came up with:


I used some papers from Melissa Frances.  I wanted something that looked shabby chic.  I also added a kraft polka dot paper and a text paper.  For my resist stamping, I stamped the floral image in versa mark onto some shimmer paper.  I added white embossing powder and heat set it.  To add the color, I sprayed the embossed paper with water and then added water color to the wet paper.  I think this resist technique is called 'watercolor resist'.  but don't quote me.   I love the negative look of this technique.  For my wings, I cut a butterfly from some glitter paper and added a tiny button for it's body.  I made a multi-loop bow with some vintage blue satin ribbon.  I painted a wooden button with some distress paint (picket fence) and added some glitter.  I used some cream twine to tie the button to the front of my bow.  The tag is from Melissa Frances.  I stamped the sentiment on the tag in basic black classic ink.  I added a scrap piece of vintage crochet trim to the tag.  I distressed the edges of my card with a white pigment ink.
Thank you for looking.  I hope that you get a chance to play along with us @ Our Creative Corner.


8 comments:

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

what a sweet soft card! I love the tag with the bit of lace

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous! That ribbon is delicious, as is your image!

Patrice Herrera said...

Oh, Sharon this card is beautiful! The resist colors are soft and clear, the bow is gorgeous and ties the elements all together. And,the sparkly little butterfly tops it off.

Sue said...

Hello Sharon
This is a beautiful card, your resist technique looks amazing; the colour palette you have used is soft and yes it does have a shabby feel about it. Great design.
Smiles:)
Sue

butterfly said...

This is so pretty... the resist looks beautiful, and I love your neutral banners in the background!
Alison x

Christina Barnes said...

Aw...so pretty! I love your watercolour resist, it looks fantastic. Lovely combination!
Chris

Buttons said...

Such a soft and feminine card Sharon. Love it.
Thanks for your lovely comment. Hugs, Buttons x

Lili said...

Beautiful card Sharon! Your soft color palette and the details make your card so elegant. Love the combination of elements.
Hugs ;)