Sunday, April 24, 2016

SSC125 Wonderful Watercolors

Time for another Sunday Stamps Challenge.  This week is a beautiful color challenge.

The weather was fabulous this weekend.  I took my colors outside and started watercoloring a background.  I then tried to add some texture by doing some color lifting through a dot stencil.  Here I don't recommend rubbing, as it ends up pilling the watercolor paper.

I really didn't want to lose any of the watercolor background, so I made the panel into a tall and skinny card.  Thank goodness for the Envelope Punch Board!  I'll be able to create an appropriate envelope for this odd-sized card.

HINT: If you have trouble getting a clear stamped image on watercolor paper after stamping several times, don't be afraid to fill in the image with a marker or Sharpie.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Simply Wonderful (SAB 2015); Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla Core'dinations, Watercolor Paper; Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black, Versamark; Accessories: White EP, Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks, Watercolor Brush, Dimensionals.

While I had my colors out, I stamped with the new All About Everything set that came with April's Paper Pumpkin kit.

I used a variation of the Freshly Made Sketches #231. I will be typing up the directions for this card for my Paper Pumpkin Club subscribers. Do you want a fun monthly surprise in your mailbox as well? You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by the 10th of the month to receive that month's kit.


Monika Reeck said...

Both are beautiful Card Heidi
I love the background you made on the first card
lovely black flower and the sentiment is so sweet
the second card oh I love that stamp flower
looks like youb painted it
cool effect Heidi
see you around teammate

Claire Broadwater said...

Heidi, these are both gorgeous! I love the background you created on the first card! You certainly made this combo shine! XX

Jinny Newlin said...

This is such a pretty palette, and you've totally made it shine, Heidi! Gorgeous blooms on both accounts! I especially love those silhouettes!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

gorgeous beyond words!