Wednesday, September 24, 2008

SCS Sketch Challenge - SC195 and Watercoloring with SU Markers and Pastels Tutorial

Hi Everyone!! I decided to participate in today's SCS challenge. Today's sketch challenge code is SC195. . .go check out all the fabulous challenge cards. I haven't participated in any SCS challenge for months. I just haven't had the time to play. I've been busy doing my own thing but I think I'm going to go back to participating in SCS and blog challenges at least once a week.

I really liked this sketch because. . it's easy. LOL! Nothing complicated about it. I decided to use a Fall/Thanksgiving theme this time. I just love the earthy colors of fall! The colors are so warm and cozy looking.

I decided to play with my Primas again and embellish it a bit. I'm having so much fun dressing up the Prima flowers.

The video tutorial above is on watercoloring with SU Markers and Pastels on watercolor paper. I posted this tutorial on my Stampin Inspirations Club Site last week but readers of this blog may not have visited that blog so I decided to post it here.

The rich color effects are the result of using the SU Markers and Pastels. It's so fun because it's so easy to watercolor with markers. I absolutely LOVE it.

Here is my Prima all dressed up!! I used the "SU Hodge Podge Antique Bronze Hardware" which is sadly retired. Whaaa!!

I was looking at the hardware with the ribbon attached and doesn't it kinda look like a fish? LOL! That wasn't the effect I wanted but oh, well!

Here is the sketch if you want to try it out!!

Card Details:

Stamp set: SU Autumn Harvest, Wow Flowers
Paper: SU More Mustard, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango and Really Rust, Deja View Designer Paper, Watercolor Paper
Ink: SU Markers (More Mustard, Really Rust, Only Orange, Old Olive) Pastels (Sunny Yellow)
Accessories: SU Hodge Podge Hardware Antique Bronze, SU 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Prima Flower, Ticket Corner Punch, Making Memories Daisy Brad


specialcraftmom4 said...

Wow, that was a wonderful tutorial! Thank you for sharing (:

Tonniece said...

Hi Maria

Great tutorial. I was wondering how to use that spritzer tool for a while now, and now I know.
Love the colors and all the hardware.

Happy Wednesday

michelle sturgeon said...

Thanks for the wonderful tutorial, Maria! It was great to hear your voice! I think your colouring skills are fantastic. I will definitely try this out.

Elena said...

Very warm and fall feeling card! I love the colors! Your coloring technique is fabulous! I love your tutorials!!! Very nice papers! I saw your tutorial with a CD envelope1 Very cool! I am going to try it!!! Thank you Maria for your inspiration and for sharing your knowledge with other people!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love how you used the Prima and the hardware.

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Maria!!! Love the rich fall colours and thanks for the tutorial!!

Risa said...

Very cool video tutorial Maria and TFS! Your card is very pretty and I love the vibrant Fall colors!!!

Catherine said...

Great job with this challenge!
If I can steal any time from working this weekend, I'm hoping to give it a try. Great fall colors!

Sankari W. said...

arg! my speakers suddenly don't work - so I couldn't hear your tutorial - so I watched it in silence because it was just inspiring and beautiful! the vibrancy of the colors is just amazing! wow! i dont think i have ever water colored before - nor have I used pastels....

i guess the reason would be because i don't own any of those supplies! LOL!!! :) hmmm... will have to make a note of this on my next craft shopping trip... but that's going to be awhile because we live in a small town - (i mean small -- walmart is our only big store) so we only end up going up to the "big city" like every other month.... anyhoo... sorry for this rambling comment -- all i meant to say was thanks for inspiring me to get some supplies that i have never used - i always love learning new techniques and such... everyday is filled with something new to be learned :)
hope your friday has been beautiful and that your saturday morning is fabulous!!!
best wishes,

kathleenh said...

Gorgeous card Maria! I'm off to check out your video tutorial.

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