Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Two Challenge Day

Two of my favorite sites to visit are Simon Says Stamps and Eclectic Paperie. I have been following along with some of the challenges from both of them and Tim Holtz's Compendium challenge from the fabulous Linda, so I am combining some of the challenges from all of these this week to try and push outside of my comfort even more. Since I have been doing a bit of travel over the holiday, I really need to hustle and get some studio time in. Linda's challenge this week is brushless watercolor. I used this technique on each of the samples here.

Technique 7: Brushless Watercolor
Sponsored by eclectic Paperie

Detail of twine flower and brushless watercolor
To participate in CC2C #7, simply create your own work of art using the Brushless Watercolor technique on page 49 and link it to the Studio L3 blog. You're good as long as you honor these easy rules:
Follow the technique as it's written in A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2 (adding your own special flair, of course!), and clearly state that the technique comes from Tim's book. 
Include a link to this post in your blog post (or photo description if you're linking from an online photo-sharing site).  
Also, please include a link to this week's sponsor, eclectic Paperie(
Out of respect to Tim, please don't post the technique instructions on your blog! Any entries that don't follow this rule will be unlinked. 

Closeup twine
Simon Says Stamps blog has an anything goes challenge and they are all using twine this week.

Detail of twine butterfly

The card below is the one I did for Studio L3's challenge.
Brushless watercolor background

This is a quick and easy background with a lovely effect. I was using the new spring colors along with a few of the old standbys. They mix together beautifully.
Detail brushless watercolor
Above you can see the effect of the watercolor technique on the flowers in the background.
Completed Brushless challenge
Detail brushless watercolor

I also love the droplet look the water gives the ink. Well, I must go create some more. Happy crafting and thanks for the visit. :)

Completed twine challenge

Maybe you have time to try these challenges too. I say "Twine Knot"...sorry, just had to say it!

1 comment:

Sue said...

Peg your work is beautiful.