Friday, December 07, 2007

Blogger's Challenge #24

Our latest challenge was a fun and double-duty one for me! We were to watercolor! My hostess from my workshop last night and I decided that a "color it in" workshop would be fun. I showed LOTS of ways to color in images stamped simply in black. What a blast!!! Since I'm such a blonde, I didn't think of taking pictures of the projects BEFORE I left and had to scam them back from the hostess to film for today and I'll give them back to her tomorrow! Thanks to her, we have a blogger's challenge this week!!! Hello to her and to her guests!!! You can claim that you saw these projects first!

All projects use Stampin' Up! products and materials. Remember that the retirement list is up and active and those sets will only be available until the end of the month. The retiring accessory list should be posted on Monday and those items are get 'em before they are gone. Wheels are on that list!!!


The first was a simple way to "watercolor". Stamp the image with basic black or Staz-on jet black onto vellum. Flip over and scribble color with Watercolor Wonder crayons. Blend the color with an Aquapainter and flip the entire image onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock (adhering with glue dots) and ta-da! Stained glass!


The second way is another simple one. I used Stampin' Up's watercolor pencils to add the color to the image. I scribbled the color onto a piece of scratch paper and picked up the color and "watercolored" with a blender pen. Fun!


The final way is using Stampin' Up's Stampin' Pastels. I added the color with a plain q-tip and then blended the color with a blender pen to create the watercolor look. We did these as our make and take for the night. They were gift card holders perfect for the season.

Thanks for looking and have an awesome day!!!

Lisa

14 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

These are all so adorable, and you did a wonderful job coloring. Watercoloring isn't an easy task for me, but you did a fabulous job!

Lisa said...

Great watercolor techniques Lisa, hope your workshop was a success.

Anita said...

How ambitious you are!!! I have a difficult time coming up with ONE card and you did three!!! Love your cards and how you explained everything! Great challenge!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Love all your projects!! Especially the little Giraffe!!!!

Lila H said...

Soooo CUTE!!! I'll bet it was a great workshop!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

GREAT cards! I bet the gals at your workshop had a good time!

Stefanie said...

Great cards Lisa! I bet all of the ladies loved the projects in your workshop!!

Lori said...

Great projects! Thanks for sharing all the different watercoloring techniques you used.

Ida said...

Wonderful cards. Great ideas on different ways to watercolor as well.

MJ said...

WOW three samples in one post. All of them are great, I bet you hostess loved them.

Karen said...

great job!! I haven't even gotten one done and you've done 3!! you go girl!!

astampingteddy said...

Look at you, all those neat samples you came up with - great job!
Claudia

Gerrie said...

You are just so super duper...ALL those samples, too cute!

www.stampingwithsheryl.com said...

What great workshop projects--I bet your guests were thrilled!