Monday, March 7, 2016

Whale, Ahoy Matey Watercolor Card

I had a practice panel of the watercolor salt wash technique I used on my Watercolor Blog Hop project yesterday, so naturally I had to use it for the 150th sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
The background was done with lots of water and watercolor paints sprinkled with salt and left to dry. I trimmed the panel to size and added some bits of Penelope paper. I painted some scrap cardstock with red and blue paint and let it dry. Then I stamped images from Pirate Birthday and Animal Greetings (which is the Operation Smile benefit stamp set) onto the painted paper to fussy cut and add to the card.
I added a 1/2" strip of green watercolored paper for the bottom banner. I stamped on a combo sentiment. All my stamping was in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added a wiggly eye to my whale friend, and some white gel pen highlights to the pirate ship. A scattering of blue glitter gems and Bitty Sparkles made blue with an alcohol marker finished off my card.

We'd love to see your take on the 150th sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

5 comments:

Maz Wood said...

Love the whole combination - the whale making an appearance just too cute!

Amy Moore said...

That is so adorable...whaley....I mean it, super cute! :)

Katy said...

LOVE this!!!

Ali said...

Just wonderful!! Such a creative take on the 150th AHSC Sketch! WTG! Loved it. :) :)

Lauren said...

This is the most adorable card ever! I love all the techniques you have used and that whale is perfect.

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