I always loved watercolors...
This online class is my kind of school. I've only finnished my fifth class and I am loving taking it in at my own pace. Class five there happened to be lots of different info and a video by Jennifer McGuire. She demonstrated how to use watercolors with a blocking technique. Loved all that I saw but didn't own any of the things I saw. I was willing to go buy the stuff but my good friend offered to share her "goodies" with me!!! This worked out so well because she re-taught me how to get the hang of this. I used the Distress Inks in Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, and Faded Jeans and stamped on to watercolor paper. The embossed stamps were WPlus9 medallions and the sentiment from the same set. I stamped the sentiment on white card stock, used a square punch on the one end (just like we learned!) to make it look so nice, popped it up off the card, and added the bling to match the watercolors.
I really liked this type of card and can't wait to try it again. I'll have to sneak in to my girlfriend's basement while she is at work.... LOL
Thank you for all your help!
BUT WAIT --- there's more...
I have also decided to enter this card in a challenge. It has to follow this sketch for the Young Crafters Unite challenge. I happened upon YOUNG CRAFTERS UNITE! while jumping around everyone's blogs. It is a cool blog, I love the style of their challenges, and Simon says Stamp sponsors their challenges. It's ALL good. :-)
Wish me luck!