Sunday, June 26, 2016

Watercolor Owl

Good morning! I'm dropping  by this morning with a card that I thought was a total, complete, and utter flop - and now it is one of my all time favorites I think!

I was painting up this owl, and didn't like the color I'd used to outline him - the very outside color, kind of a burgundy red. So...I tried to go over it with some blue which just started muddling together to a purple color as it mixed with the red. SO...unable to leave well enough alone, I added some orange over the top hoping to go back more to the red, because that suddenly sounded better. By then, I kid you not - it looked like mud to me! Maybe some splatters, I thought - so added blue and green splatters, some of which landed in the outline around the owl. I ALMOST threw it away, but decided I might as well let it dry so it didn't get my trash can dirty. I walked away to do some other stuff, and came back to jaw dropped open because I couldn't have even planned for it to look this way!

Layered some fun pattern papers, a doily, and jute twine to build on the textured feel of the watercolor. Moral of the story? Don't give up to quickly!!! :)

Linking this up with the current Simon Says Monday Challenge - Use Pattern Paper:

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  1. This post made me laugh! If someone as talented as you has these moments, then I'm good! I love this, too. You amaze! Thanks for so much great inspiration.

  2. Gorgeous card, love the pretty owl, and the pattern paper in the back is stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  3. Fabulous card! May I ask what is the card size? The base layer...if the pinked die cut is 3.25" X 4.5" (per the die info). Many thanks