EDITED TO ADD: I am back here over a year later to confess that I know that this is one of the Ugliest Cards Ever. If you’re just seeing this card for the first time, you can join me HERE on April 1, 2013, as I announce to the world that this card is one of those ‘never should have seen the light of day’ cards and I recognize it as such. Actually, I recognized it as such on the day I created it. But now we’re having a fun Blog Hop about it! So come join us! 😉
The truth is, when I look at yellow and orange, I seriously have no idea what to do with them. These are probably the 2 colors I most try to avoid. (Although, I’ve been doing much better with yellow, lately. But orange? Orange I still don’t get.)
And the Make It Monday challenge this week is about faux watercoloring. Which is funny, to me, because I don’t even know anything about REAL watercoloring! Which, ironically, makes me a fine candidate to do something faux and not real, but I digress.
Well, the gist of the matter is, there are some colors and techniques that really make me scratch my head. 😉
Honestly, I don’t know about this card. But here is my yellow/orange, faux watercoloring card.
I had no idea how to go about doing a faux watercoloring piece – which stamps would be best to use, which inks would be best to use, I didn’t even have one of those nifty water brushes! I was able to get to my local craft store with a 50% off coupon to get a brush, though, so I tried a couple of stamps with the technique from Nichole’s blog. The only combination I really liked was the Beautiful Blooms II #1 dies with the flowers from the Sending You stamp set.
I stamped the flowers in a bright orange, and by the time I had watercolored a bit, it was a more calm melon kind of orange, which I liked better but I’m not sure went very well with the yellow now. I think you can click on the photo to get a better look at the flower and how I watercolored it.
I’m thinking I should have just gone with the Halloween theme instead of trying to make it look all pretty n’ such.
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But I had no idea how to work in yellow and black and gray. So I just inked the edges of the card in grey, made a doily from black cardstock, and put a strip of yellow across the bottom.
Now, you have to be honest. Please tell me what you think!?! Does it work? Not so much? Did I totally miss the mark? It’s okay, you can be honest – don’t worry about hurting my feelings. Like I said, I have no idea what to do with yellow and orange, so it’s not like I have special feelings about this card – LOL!
I really just wanted to make a card. And since I was feeling pretty low-key about it all, I went with something I wasn’t comfortable with and tried something that was really weird to me. Not sure how it turned out, though.