This week is a colour challenge!
Recently I have been playing with watercolour paper and I love how the colours move and blend.
The stamp set I used is Choose Happiness, a beautiful set and one I have not used much.
My idea for this card just grew as I worked…made mistakes..no restarts, just kept working and letting it takes its natural course.
The flowers are embossed in clear, masking and stamping until I had 3 flowers.
Then after I gave the water paper a light coating of water I started adding the Watermellon Wonder to the flowers using the Stampin’ Write Markers and moving the ink around with a wet brush.
Adding more colour as I went to give more depth and allowing the ink to flow beyond the flowers.
Once dry I added the leaves and embossed those as well….adding water to the area I painted the leaves in Mint Macaron and highlighted them with Tip Top Taupe.
The background started as a wash of Tip Top Taupe around the flowers to give depth and then a wash of Mint Macaron across the page.
but this still looked too clean…so I added the lace boarder, stamping off on scratch paper before stamping on my page.
I went over it with a large wet paintbrush to make it look blended and aged. To add to the effect I sponged the edges with Tip Top Taupe and with Mint Macaron.
This card is full of little mistakes that I worked over the top of and added to until I finished with something I am really pleased with….
I hope you are too.