Tuesday, August 7, 2012

PTI's MIM Challenge #77

Dawn McVey had a lively challenge for us. Watercoloring with inkpads.
What better inkpads than PTI's? So many yummy colors.
I love the Pretty Peonies stamp set! Loved it since it first came in the mail.
Had to use it for this challenge. And who doesn't love coloring?
Watercolor is no easy medium, but I'm no stranger to working with them.
But this challenge from Dawn is to use inkpads.
I started with printing out the peonies on white cardstock with a permanent black ink.
The peony on the top right is die cut.
Inks used include: Harvest gold, Summer sunrise, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, and Ripe Avocado. Oh yes, and filled in some of the background with Aqua Mist. All PTI inks.
Kinda hard to see, but the peony centers are glittered black.
Popped up the peony on the right to hilight the sentiment, from Lovely Layers.
Thank you Dawn for another great challenge!


  1. Oh my, your watercolour ing is beautiful. What a stunning card xx

  2. Lovely shading !..awesome card!

  3. You created a work of art here, Nancy.
    Your card is so elegant!

  4. Gorgeous card. Beautiful watercoloring and I love the black glitter centers. Just stunning!

  5. This is just amazing! Love the way you colored these flowers!

  6. Beautiful card Nancy you got a shout out from PTI check their twitter comment
    Gorgeous watercolor.

  7. Wow wow, this must have taken forever to color!! So many colors used, it looks so rich!

  8. Gorgeous job and saw your shout out~ well deserved!!!

  9. What a beautiful job you did on these peonies. Absolutely, stunning.

  10. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love that black label and your gorgeous flowers . Congrats on the shout out from Nichole… she knows what she is talking about:)

  11. Wow! Love this card. You did such a fabulous job with it. The colors are awesome!

  12. Nancy, this card is absolutely stunning, your water color is fabulous...what a great job you did with this technique! And congrats on a shout out from Nichole!!

  13. Your card is breathtaking! I would have never thought to use the black ink with such a pale palette, but it works fantastically. It must be the inspired black glittered flower centers. It looks like you took those flowers, with that background, off a beautiful Oriental vase.


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