I am SO EXCITED to be a new member of the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge Design Team! This week’s challenge is an inspiration challenge. I loved the purple, blue and green watercolour look so I was thrilled to spend some time playing in my craft room with water painters.
To create my card I used a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock. I find it to be the perfect paper when you want to create some watercolour art with out the texture of water colour paper.
I started by using blending brushes to apply a soft Highland Heather and Balmy Blue background. Then I used my water painter and some Balmy Blue reinker to splatter blue dots on the cardstock.
Next I added my leaves. I did this by using Highland Heather, Balmy Blue and Evening Evergreen reinkers to create water colours. I then used my water painter to paint my leaf stamps and I then stamped the painted image onto the cardstock. This technique keeps the water on the page to a minimum since I wasn’t actually using water colour paper.
Once that background dried I stamped the deer from Peaceful Deer on to my image using stamped off Soft Suede. Then I coloured him in with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and added the eye and nose with Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blends. I am not a brave enough watercolourer to paint the deer as well – although I think the look worked well enough.
I finished the card with a 3D Wintry Embossing Folder Background, my current favourite ribbon (White Glittered Organdy) and a sentiment tag from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.
I hope you give painting your solid stamped images a try on the Shimmery Cardstock, it’s a great cheater way of having watercolour skills.
Click here to shop my online store.
Click here to access & view the current catalogs.
Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
Click here for more information about joining my Online Monthly Technique Club. Earn even more goodies by joining a club!
Click here to learn more about joining my Ink Pad Pals Team. Get the MOST rewards including a discount on future products!
Follow me on social media! I share regularly on Pinterest, YouTube, and Facebook!
Please subscribe to my newsletter, too! Click here and enter your email. When you include your birthday you will even be added to my birthday card mailing list 🙂