Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Watercolor card


This weekend I went for a short trek after very long and feel really kicked up after that….a whole lot of mountain ranges, un-ending green grass with grazing herds, beautiful lakes and valleys, I mean my eyes refused to believe the earth is not a flat stretch of land!!! Feeling refreshed and inspired to make this one right here.

 In my last post I shared quick 60 second technique to create water color backgrounds.. For this card I used one of those landscapes I created. I trimmed it down to fit into this card stock.
 

To create a frame effect for my card, I cut out strips of patterned paper and stuck it around. Then I pasted the watercolor landscape.

 

 
I sketched this crazy cow with my drawing pencils first and finally with copic markers and colored the cow patches with Faber Castell water color pencils. These are great to work with as they allow you to color intricate details.

 


 

Next, I cut out the head of the cow (yikes…sounds terrible!) and sketched a little black patch to fill that area with my marker.....and pasted this on the created card frame.

 


 

 Next I took a medicine bottle cap to create the cow’s neck, stuck it and pasted the cow's head on it (intentionally with a slight tilt). The black patch behind the head serves as a shadow and a patch, depending from where you are seeing it.

 

I created a removable tag, to put around the cow’s neck. Once again I used the strips of PP and added a hand written sentiment “Grazy about you”…..(I love playing with words!)

 

 


 

 
For the neck band and tail, I have used pretty twine, green shimmer from The Twinery as it contrasts and sticks well.

 


 

My card is ready.

 


 

Supplies used:
Faber Castell graded drawing pencil
Copic Marker black
Faber Castell water color pencils
Camel Artist  watercolor tubes (for background)
Holidays Stripe PP from GG
Shimmer Twine from The Twinery

  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Am linking this to

Just us girls : watercolors

14 comments:

  1. Firstly how clever of you to create that lovely background. Secondly, your cow is magnificent! I just grinned when I saw her. Love that pun too. Thanks for entering into the fun this month at Unstampabelles. Hope to see the back.

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  2. Lots of fun. Many thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles!

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  3. Loved looking at your post and each step of your card! Nice watercolored background too. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS~

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  4. Amazing background! Super fun card - that cow head is too fun! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

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  5. Wow!I love your creativity and this is so much fun. Thank you so much for sharing your project at CSCC#7. Good luck.. :)

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  6. So super CUTE! LOVE your Watercolor bg!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping! Hugs, Karin

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  7. Great card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Unstampabelles.

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  8. wow,this is very beautiful.thanks for participating at CSCC.best wishes.

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  9. Nice. Thanks for playing along with CSCC. Good luck. :)

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