Sunday, 2 March 2014

Four Pears

It's Sunday night here and time to get ready for another working week!  I did take some time today though to make a card using this week's colors from ColourQ.

When I saw these colors, I immediately thought of pears for some reason, so I hunted through my pear stamps for something suitable.  This stamp from Hampton Art Stamps was perfect and I decided to go for a loosely watercolored look.

I white embossed the pears stamp onto watercolor paper then spritzed liberally with water.  I then loosely colored the pears using Summer Starfruit ink.  Once that dried, I re-spritzed and colored with Cool Caribbean ink.  As some of the starfruit ink had run into the background, I decided to spread some starfruit ink across the whole background to give a greenish tint.  

I spent more time trying to decide how to finish the card that coloring it!  I didn't want to cover up the image so I kept it very simple, using a sentiment from PTI's Meadow Greens set.

I'm also linking this up at the Linky Party at Seize the Birthday.

Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Four Pears (Hampton Art Stamps), Meadow Greens (PTI)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Starfruit, Cool Caribbean
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, Xpress-it
Accessories:  1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, aquapainter



Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Karren! I love how the background turned out and that little bit of black matting around the sentiment really makes it pop!

Colleen said...

Wow, great technique and love those colors you used! what a unique and cheery card! Thank you for linking up to Seize the Birthday!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Karren, your card really displays well! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.

Joni nina Andaya said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the background so much with the wonderful colored pear!

Glenda J said...

So beautiful! WOW - that background is amazing. Great colours too. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!