Tuesday, March 22, 2016

STAMPlorations inspiration #67

Been "rainbowed" yet? Makes me think of getting "booed" at Halloween. And it's what I'm calling what I've been playing with lately - watercoloring an outline image with rainbow colors. Maybe you saw this card. Or this cake.


Well I decided to pull out this oriole (which is just a larger version of the one in The Birds and The Blooms) and "rainbow" him.



Hmm, let's "imagine" he is as cool as the "rainbowed" wedding cake, OK? Trying to figure out why he's not ... besides my lack of watercoloring skills. The technique is definitely easier with a heat embossed image. And watercolor paper probably helps! The image might be kinda large too. I used Fossilized Amber and Shabby Shutters and probably should have used brighter yellow and green. I didn't use Picked Raspberry, and man, Picked Raspberry makes anything look good! And I probably should have left the inked areas alone instead of adding watercolor over them. (In case you're thinking of giving "rainbowing" a go.)

Anyhoo, I added a sentiment from Vignette Artful Flutters and some cork chevrons pointing the way to it. Oh and splatters. Lots of them. Had to use up the ink that was on my acrylic block palette ;)

You can see more inspiration from the DT here.

I'm hooking Mr. Rainbowed up at:
CAS Mix Up - Watercoloring (and I've got cork)
Curtain Call - Rainbow
A Blog Named Hero - Rainbow




8 comments:

  1. So cool. You are a trend setter Maria. I love your rainbow bird, but can imagine it was difficult to do with no-line watercolouring. I think you did great! And I LOVE those cork chevrons ... and the splatters. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  2. I guess you are now into rainbows - what happened to stripes? cool card!

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  3. What a cool bird, Maria! Love those bright, pretty feathers! Love the cork too! And amazing card! Thanks for sharing with us again at CAS Mix Up!

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  4. Maria I am always blown away by the colorful birds in Nature - OH those gorgeous creations! I've actually witnessed a bird much like yours on some Nat Geo show - yours is gorgeous, too! And I'm Loving the tons of spatters!
    =]

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  5. Love your rainbow bird! Reminds me of Rollers we used to see in Southern Spain. Love all that splatter and those cork chevrons!

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  6. Oh, this is so cool! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

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  7. Your 'rainbowing' is amazing...the bird, the coffee cups, the cake..too fabulous!
    Hugs~c

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