Sunday, July 27, 2014

Shimmering Seahorse

I decided to really step out of my comfort box and I had a great time doing it.  I found a new challenge and it challenged me. =)  At 101 Watercolor Challenge they wanted to see "salt technique" with watercolors.  I don't have watercolor paints but I do have some LuminArte Sparkling H2o Paints and you have to use a waterbrush with them so I thought that would work.  I watched the videos that they linked to and below is the end result.  The background of water that is.  I used three different colors to make the water. Ocean Wave, Mystic Blue,  and Moss Green.  I then just used Iridescent Green to paint the Seahorse.
Here is a close up shot of the water and Seahorse.  I used table salt because in the videos I liked that look more than Kosher salt.  I didn't brush off all of the salt on my water because it sparkles pretty. This beautiful seahorse came from a new Doodle Pantry set called Carousel Seahorse.  The set does come with him already colored and on a pole because he is part of her new carousel sets.  He also comes with 7 digital papers and 4 sentiments.  You can see one of the sentiments in the above photo. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
101 Watercolor Challenge - Salt Technique
The Stamping Boutique - 2 DP, circle, and square
Creative Card Crew - Sea or Beach
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Crazy 4 Challenge - More than 1 fold.

14 comments:

Chrissy said...

Stunning water coloured background Sarah and I love the seahorse..the papers and bubbles are perfect..gorgeous easel style card..love it.

luv CHRISSYxx

Joann Burton said...

Wow how creative. I love the beautiful papers you used to match the wonderful sea horse. Was great reading how you made your lovely card. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Pat (mspfd) said...

What beautiful results you were able to achieve with this technique. The watercoloring is a perfect background for the seahorse. This card is a stunner.

bumblebee creations said...

Gorgeous, thanks for entering our challenge at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE!

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Sarah: Your card is sssoooo pretty--I love that you left the salt on--I wondered about that--glad you did it--next time I will too--I think it adds another dimension--hugs,

Diane

Kim M said...

Beautiful card! Love your watercoloured background piece and the addition of the bubbles. Thanks for playing along with us at Inkspirational! :-)

Granmargaret said...

This is a really lovely card. I also had a go for the first time for the salt challenge. Hope I improve next time.

Ann Abrahamson said...

Beautiful job on the watercoloring! Love the stand-up card layout too!

Victoria Lavender said...

So neat! That's a great why to use your new salt technique! Actually, using the salt technique in an embellishment is our next challenge. Thank you so much for sharing with me. Hope to see you back for next weeks "lesson". Cheers, Victoria Lavender 101: Watercolor

Dawn Frost said...

This is just gorgeous Sarah! I LOVE all the layers, colours you chose but mostly the dots(bubbles)!

CraftyGirl said...

Just love it and the bubbles. Hope you had time to go and check out all of Tracey's new images. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member

Debra Miller said...

Wonderful card Sarah! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday! Check out the winners post. Hugs Deb

Vannessa said...

Great card and I love the colours and "bubbles" you used. Thanks for joining in The Sketch Saturday Challenge.

Hugs, Vannessa
Sketch Saturday DT

Yvonne Garner said...

Stunning, beautiful work! Perfect for our challenge at Inkspirational! Thank you for sharing!