Hello! I've got a watercolor one layer card to share today. It isn't something I normally make because one thing I cannot do is draw people/faces! Objects I can draw, no problem...but faces? I know I suck at it. However, I couldn't help but take up the challenge at Inkspirational, where it's to create She Art or use an image of a woman, especially when the last time I created She Art projects was more than a couple of years ago. Here's the first She Art project I made back in 2013:
|Be True to Yourself She Art Mixed Media on 6x6 canvas panel. 1/26/2013|
I did about half a dozen She Art projects after my first one and sold them through a local shop. As much as I was excited to create She Art, I soon discovered it wasn't really what I enjoyed making. I mostly ended up frustrated because I had a difficult time drawing people or doing faces. And so I stopped making She Art inspired projects after that.
Anyway, I thought I'd give She Art another go when I saw the current Inkspirational challenge. I'm woman enough to admit that I still suck at it LOL! But hey, this time around, I enjoyed the process and didn't get frustrated. I got to play with my watercolors and stamps and it helped me relax after a week of unscheduled doctor visits and stressful lab tests.
I kept things simple by doing a one layer card. I stamped the daises, roses, and butterfly in antique linen Distress ink on 140-lb watercolor paper, masking as I stamped. Then I took my Prang watercolors and watercolored the images, layering the colors in between drying the layers with my heat tool. Took about 45 minutes to do this -- and it isn't something I'd normally do because I'm very impatient, but in this case, it was a welcome relief for me. After the watercolors dried, I stamped over the images again with peanut brittle Memento Luxe ink. I drew the face using Faber-Castell Big Brush pen. Does the girl's eye look closed to you? Yes? Maybe? Good enough for me! I originally wanted it to be open but again...I suck at drawing faces and drew the shape of the eye way too big. So I improvised and just added "lashes" at the bottom. I watercolored the face and then stamped the sentiment.
I'm quite happy with how the card turned out, but I gotta say, it will be a long time before I attempt another one like it. Thanks to the Inkspirational DT for the She Art challenge :o)
Anyway, my card also doubles as the inspiration project over at the STAMPlorations blog. Check out what the girls in the Inspiration DT made here. If you're inspired by my card or any of the cards by the Inspiration DT, I hope you'll come play with us at the Inspiration CASE Playground (open until April 5). We highlight the best CASEs and randomly draw one winner of a $15 gift certificate.
Also linking up my card to these fun challenges:
- Simon Says Spring Pinterest Inspiration Challenge (those blooms in my card signal spring!)
- 613 Avenue Create #116 - ATG with optional twist of purple
- Fusion - Floral Fusion (I went with the inspiration photo)
- Fairytale Challenge #113 - Flower Power
- Addicted to Stamps and more #136 - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)