Hello Stamping friends!
Are you ready for the big day tomorrow – the Retiring List announcement! I know I’m doing my best not to chew on my fingernails, but I do always worry a bit about how many of the sets I own will be retiring. On the other hand – that means I’ll have more room for new sets, right?!
Well, let’s take our minds off that for now, and I’ll share with you a new card that I’ve done! This one actually ‘fits the bill’ for 2 challenges – the Watercooler Challenge WCC22, and The Paper Players PP241. Both challenges call for water colouring, so I thought – why not?
The challenge for the WCC22 is for a watercolour background with a silhouette; here is the sketch:
And here is the challenge for the Paper Players:
So here is my interpretation:
I started with a panel of Watercolour paper, and taped off 1/4″ all the way around. First I inked up the image stamp from Thoughts & Prayers in White Craft Ink, and heat embossed using White embossing powder. After lightly wetting the paper, I used an Aqua Painter and re-inkers to create the background. I applied Basic Black to the top and bottom, Old Olive , Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight (bottom to top).
I layered the Watercolour paper onto a panel of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, the added a piece of retired Old Olive ribbon along the side. The front panels were then attached to a card base of Old Olive cardstock. I used a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to line a border around the image. I decided to leave off any sentiment, so that it would stay clean & simple, and the focus would be the watercolouring.
I really enjoy watercolouring, and the freedom it gives you. I like that no 2 cards will be exactly the same, and by simply changing colours, you can change the entire look of a scene.
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Thanks for visiting! Until next time – happy stamping!