At the moment I do love the technique of adding water based colour and then softening with a damp brush to give a water-coloured look – so easy! For this card I used Distress Markers to colour directly on the fun stamp images in the Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Cactus set before stamping on Watercolour Card. This gets a base layer of colour down and then with that damp brush I moved the colours around, softening them. I also scribbled markers on an acrylic block and then picked up the colour with the brush to add more depth and details; I love how this can add shadows and dimension. To ground the image I added a wash of water with the brush and then dotted colour in to give a soft base for the cactus to sit on.
The fun sentiment is stamped in Smoke on a Valentines banner cut from White card and foam mounted over the plant pot. A few clear sequins, blue sequins and wood veneer stars to finish before mounting the panel on a top folding Fog card base.
I will be back on Thursday with the first look at the new Falling For You release from Simon Says Stamp – hope to see you then :D
Stamps – Hero Arts stamp your own cactus; Dies – Simon Says Stamp valentine’s; Markers – Distress Markers; Card – Tim Holtz distress watercolour card, Simon Says Stamp fog; Accents – Studio Calico wood veneer stars, Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins, Little Things from Lucy’s Cards swimming pool; Ink – Simon Says Stamp smoke
Fabulous card! Love it!
Gorgeous watercolour effect, Debby. Love this card!
Kudos…this one is just amazing. I’ve tried the technique but need to practice more. You’ve got it nailed.
Love this set – almost picked it up at a craft expo I was at this weekend but now kicking myself for not getting it – but my friend did – so at least I have that going for me!
What a great card and your watercoloring is fantastic!
This is gorgeous, wonderful colouring.
Love your cactus!