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Friday, November 5, 2010

Make a joyful noise!

Hello, wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
Here is my creation using one of the newest releases, French Horn.  I wanted a musical instrument that I could use for general music themed cards, or for holidays/special occasions.  So the digital set includes a foliage and ribbon adorned natural horn, as well as an undecorated horn, and several general use sentiments.
My Card:
I chose to keep the berries white like mistletoe, and make a holiday card.  I LOVE the new Basic Grey Jovial papers!
I used the EK medium rock fern punch for accenting behind the bow and of course some teeny tiny jingle bells tied with thread around the bow.
The image is printed on 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper.  I watercolored the horn using Tombow markers and a waterbrush.  The only marker that was not Tombow, was the burgundy color for the bow, that is a SU burgundy marker.  For the hint of teal background,  I added just a very small amount of 373 Tombow in a few select areas around the horn and watercolored it out with a generous amount of water.  I didn't want to make that color too strong, just really light. If you look closely, you can see where I added the 373 Tombow color.... those areas are just a tad darker near the edges of the horn.
I also used a white gel pen on the brass parts after the entire image was completely dry.  This helped make the horn shiny.

SUPPLIES:
  • DIGITAL IMAGE: French Horn from Doodle Pantry
  • CS/PAPER: Canson 90 lb. watercolor paper, CDS red velvet cake, CDS wild ginger, CDS spring leaf, Basic grey Jovial DP
  • INK: CDS wild ginger, Tombow markers 373, 946, 991, 177, SU bravo burgundy, white gel pen
  • ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, sponge, SU label punch, EK fern punch, mini jingle bells, crochet thread, CDS fresh papaya ribbon, sewing machine, glue dots, foam pop dots

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Thanks for coming by to visit today!  I hope you have been inspired to create!

5 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Stunning Laurie, This is such a beautiful card. Love the colors; and, your watercoloring is the best!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Stunning Laurie!!! What kind of printer do you use? I would love to watercolor with my digis, so definitely have to add the Canson paper to my list.

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG!!!!! This card is beautiful!!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial. I don't have any Tombow markers tho. sniff sniff!!! You are an AMAZING ARTIST!!!!
Hugs,
Heidi Brawley

Dawn Frost said...

Love how you coloured the horn Laurie. I can never get where to add the highlights! Sooo I've asked for the book Coloring Techniques for Card Making for Christmas! Then hopefully I'll get better at it, lol!!

Kristine said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card!! Love this image and your DP is so pretty and rich! Love it =)