Saturday, March 19, 2011

March Sketch/Paint Challenge! Yep. A two-fer!

Anita Marie, Ms. March, challenged us to use paints this month in the creation of our projects. I also used my March sketch.

Here it is:

Roses from the Alter Skull set were randomly stamped on watercolor cardstock with Rocket Red Brilliance ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then yellow Glimmer Mist was sprayed over the cardstock and heat set. When it was dry, khaki Glimmer Mist was lightly sprayed over the yellow and heat set. This was set aside to become the background layer.

I repeated this process with Yellow Brilliance ink and Khaki Glimmer mist to create another layer, which would go behind the focal oval.

Rose from Rose's Portrait set was stamped onto watercolor cardstock and colored with watercolor pencils. Glitter pen and Glaze pen was added to her earrings. Blush was applied with palette chalk. When I was done, I used a Nestabilities oval die to cut her out and then left the die in to add some color around the image.

I found some old Flair paper lace and used that with some kraft cardstock and used a darker kraft for another layer. The card was finished off with some gemstones.

The card itself is sitting under weights right now since it bowed a bit from being wet and heat set.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Lovely card! Your coloring is amazing!

  2. Just stunning! That girl's blush is so realistic looking! And love your gem treatment!

  3. Gorgeous card Kathi! You coloured the image beautifully, and it's such a striking image too!

  4. I cannot begin to say enough about those Violet eyes.

  5. Kathi, she's a beauty! I just received this set and now I am obsessed with everything I see created with this image. Your card is inspiring and just plain gorgeous!