Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Love Blossomed in Watercolor

Here I am again with yet another watercolor project! I just can't STOP!!! LOL.

My design idea started with the sentiment. It reminded me of the stamp set I have with flowers going from a bud to fully bloomed. The flower stamps are from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy - A New Leaf set. The sentiment stamp is from  Vintage Floral Collection - Sentimentals Phrases. Both are from Crafter's Companion

This design turned out just the way I wanted! Yet another sample of how CAS can work on a card with watercoloring. Complete happiness in my craft world:) 

I stamped the flowers and sentiment with StazOn Midi Claret ink on Strathmore Bristol 100lb Vellum. This Bristol paper board has a smoother surface than typical watercolor paper, giving nice detail on stamped images. It works for watercoloring, as long as you don't get the paper soaking wet ...and don't scrub it. 

I painted in the images with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors. When dry, I added some highlights with white acrylic paint. I mat the piece flat on pink cardstock, then adhered to the cardbase with foam adhesive. For the card base, I stamped the leaves (also from the A New Leaf set) with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

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Thanks for hangin' with me today!

Crafter's Companion Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy - A New Leaf stamp set
Crafter's Companion Vintage Floral Collection - Sentimentals - Phrases stamp set
StazOn Midi Claret Ink

Ranger Distress Peeled Paint Ink
Strathmore Bristol Vellum 100lb

A Muse Studio Fern & Grapefruit Cardstock
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors 36 Color set

White Acrylic Paint
Crystal Rhinestones
Double-Sided Foam Adhesive

1 comment:

FitterTwit said...

That is absolutely beautiful Lori!!!