Monday, 29 June 2009

Pick your weapon of choice!

Markers? Watercolour pencils? Prismacolors? What's your colouring weapon of choice? I'm a moody type so I don't really have a favourite, I just go with whatever grabs me on the day.

Today is the first day of the CHF Summer Stamp Star contest and the gallery is open for your entries to the colouring challenge - wheeee, we're off!

I decided to show you a watercoloured card in honour of the first challenge. This is July's Stamp of the Month and it's called Harbor Scene.

I used Distress inks as watercolours for this one and kept it absolutely simple so the focus is squarely on the lovely image.

To make a shaped card like this, cut a card base by putting the fold just inside the cutting line at the top of your die (you might need to finish off the cutting job with scissors if the Nestie doesn't go all the way through both layers). Then cut a complete card front and stick it over the top so you get a complete shape rather than one with a missing bit at the top.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Harbor Scene (July Stamp of the Month - releasing 1st July)
Motivational Centers (Mona Lisa Moments Line)

Paper:
Watercolour paper

Ink:
Stazon by Tsukineko (Jet Black)
Various Distress inks used as watercolours plus Adirondack Stonewashed for sky

Other:
Labels One Nestabilites by Spellbinder

If you have CHF stamps and you'd like to play along with the challenges, check out the details by clicking the Sumer Stamp Star "Will it be you?" logo over on the right of my blog. Play all five, not only for the chance of the grand prize but every participant who joins us each week will get a 25% discount code once the challenge is over - worth it if you have a CHF wishlist anything like mine (ahem!)

Thanks for stopping by today, hope your world is a colourful one!

18 comments:

Karen said...

Outstanding Joanne!!! I love the image X

Suzie said...

Wow this is stunning Joanne! A work of art!

Ruth said...

OMG this is so lifelike!! What incredible colouring skills you have!!

Janice said...

What a stunning card. I love that image, if my Dad had still been with us, I would have had to get that stamp. He loved to sail and that harbour scene reminds me of him.

IsaNorris said...

This is STUNNING !!! beautiful coloring !
isa

Laura O'Donnell said...

oh, I love this. the watercoloring is perfect for this image!

raduse said...

Oh my goodness!!! Totally awesome!! Just totally awesome!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is awesome Joanne! Love the shape and that image is amazing! GREAT job on the coloring ... but I expect no less from you ... you are always SO artistic.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh my.... this is just stunning!!!

Kinglake said...

wow this is fab! xx jo xx

Kaz said...

What a gorgeous card Joanne x

Zoechaos said...

what a fantastic stamp, coloured perfectly just a knock out piece of work.

chelemom said...

Your watercoloring is absolutely gorgeous!

cards4u said...

This Nestie is perfect for this card - love your coloring!

Hels said...

Beautiful card hun, love the image, tis very peaceful x

Lottie said...

You make it sound so easy - but I bet it is not. I think I will have a go at your card cutting idea.

Not today - but very very soon!

Off for a choc ice - it's far too hot today.

Kathy said...

This is just wonderful, Joanne. Lovely stamp and great choice of background colours - perfect for the quotation

Mary G. said...

This is a great card! That image reminds me of Bar Harbor- where were just last week...minus all the fog! :) Your watercoloring skills are spectacular!!!