Friday, September 25, 2009

Stampin' B's Challenge #25 Watercoloring

There are certain techniques which, no matter how you try, you aren't happy with the results. Well, for this stamper, that technique is watercoloring. I see the wondrous results other people achieve and I am in awe. My watercoloring, on the other hand, leaves me unhappy. So, when I saw Faith's challenge for the Stampin' B's this week, I can't say that I did a happy dance. However, one of the things that I do love about these challenge teams is that you sometimes have to work out of your comfort zone. It is good to stretch and try something different than the norm, even if the results aren't your best.

The floral image is one by Cornish Heritage Farms, and the sketch is my version of an earlier sketch challenge.

Hoping that you do something 'out of your comfort zone' today! It is good for the soul, even if the ego might suffer a bit.....lol!!!!!

10 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

You should watercolor more often, Joanne...this looks beautiful!!!!! I love the flowers and your layout looks awesome!!!!!

StampOwl said...

so pretty Joanne

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful!!

Lois said...

I love your layout, Joanne! You do good work outside your comfort zone!!!

Vicky Gould said...

I have yet to see a card of yours that I did not like; this is no exception. You did good, GF!

ButterflyEars said...

Joanne, what a beautiful card. I love the pretty flowers and your watercoloring is perfect. I also really like the layout of your card.
Nicole

TrishG said...

So pretty. Love the layout and colors and piercing! I think the watercoloring looks good. Way to work out of your comfort zone. That's what challenges are for!

jdmommy said...

I know what the problem is........no RED, black and white! This card is beautiful!! I love the corners and piercing in addition to the flowers and watercoloring!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

We are our own worst critics, my friend. I think this is beautiful! I like the touch of soft pink in the flower centers. I don't know what you use to watercolor, but I prefer a regular watercolor brush that I dip in water and my reinkers. I have tried those aquapainter thingies and they just gush water all over the place. I feel like I have no control with them.
Hubby is doing better today; his vision is improving!! Yaaaay!

Connie M. said...

This is just so very pretty, Joanne!! I just love the corner punch you use!! I really need to get me one of those!! :)