Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks Heart Song Inspirations http://heartsonginspirations.blogspot.com challenge. This weeks challenge is Anything goes/favorite technique. I really struggled with this challenge. I couldn't figure out what my favorite technique is. After thinking about it long and hard I came to the conclusion that my favorite technique would have to be water coloring. Since I am working on building my Copic marker collection I am limited in my coloring choices. I love the water coloring because you can use any color you want from the ink pads you own and it gives you so many different looks. Water coloring is very easy to do as well. You take your ink pad and before you open it you you squeeze the top onto the ink pad, this will give you a small amount of ink on the lid of your ink pad. Then you take your blender pen or aqua pen and dip it into the ink on the top of your lid. You can make the color as light or as dark as you want and then you color your image.
For my card I used Heart Song Designs newest image which can be located at the store (www.heartsongdesignsshop.com). This is a new type of set for Heart Song Designs, in which this stamp comes as a set with sentiments. Not only was I able to use this card for Heart Song's challenge I am also using this card for SCS Color Challenge CC332. The challenge was to use Chocolate chip, aqua green, and a baby blue colored cardstock. I colored my image with the watercoloring technique using Stampin Up's Basic Black, Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue, Bravo Burgundy and Close to Cocoa ink pads. Once I colored my image I thought the white cardstock was a little to bright for the card so I used coffee from this morning to antique the white to match the card better. I mounted the image onto Ancestry designer paper and then mounted that onto my baby blue card stock. Once this was all mounted to my chocolate cardstock base I added some coffee colored buttons and my sentiment. To top off the card I paper pierced the edges.
I hope you enjoyed the card and hope you will visit the Heart Song Inspirations blog to join the challenge. Thanks for stopping and looking, Have a blessed day!!!!