Monday, July 25, 2016
Stamp-a-Faire 2016: Watercolor Like a Master
I'm really enjoying this year's Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-Faire theme. The challenges are interesting and have gotten me to try new things. The watercolor-style challenges have been my favorites so far. This card is for the Watercolor Like a Master challenge by Kay Miller. Since I don't have that pretty mums set (yet), I chose to use Happy Hydrangeas.
Isn't that so dreamy and soft? I deliberately chose lighter colors for my blossoms. I wanted to mimic all those pretty pink and blue hydrangeas that you see around here. I stamped the flowers using both Pretty Peony and Spring Rain ink on watercolor paper. Then I stamped random leaves in three different greens: Spring Moss, Green Parakeet, and Ripe Avocado. I followed Kay's instructions to watercolor directly over the images, making them blend into each other. Then I speckled over top with the same inks. I thought this would be a perfect sympathy card so I chose that sentiment from Happy Hydrangeas and stamped it in black ink. The whole panel is glued to a white card base. I really love this one!
Stamps: Happy Hydrangea (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Pale Peony, Spring Rain, Green Parakeet, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); watercolor paper
Misc: paintbrush; water