#1039 – Always Here for You

Hello and welcome! It’s time for a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor challenge. This is an ‘Anything Goes‘ challenge with an optional theme, which, this time, is ‘Flowers‘.

And this is what I made for your inspiration this time –

I used a stamp from Pink Fresh Studio Fluer 1 stamp set and stamped it using Versafine Onyx Black ink on cardstock a couple of times, to cover up the lower portion of the card. I then watercolored them with distress inks. Once everything was dry, I added splatters of black ink on top. Finally, I added the sentiment from Pink Fresh Studio Delicate Wreath stamp set.

Since this is a one layer card, there are no extra layers or embellishments, keeping the card nice and simple. 🙂

I’m joining the Simon Says Monday challenge: Make Your Mark and Simon Says Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes with this card.

SSS - Monday Challenge
SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Checkout more inspiration from the rest of the team over at the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog.

Thank you very much for stopping by!

#1031 – Vitamin Sea

Hello and welcome! We’re finally starting with the Happy Little Stampers challenge!! Yay!! As always, the watercolor challenge comes up first, on the first of the month! And this time, there is an optional theme ‘Wings‘.

However, this time, I didn’t go with the theme and went with the ‘Anything Goes‘ option. And here’s what I made –

I went seawards! I thought the mermaid would be fun to watercolor after such a long time. She’s from Waffle Flower Mermaid Mail stamp set, and so are all the other images. I stamped them in light toned inks and then watercolored them using distress ink. The watercolor paper is from Hndmd. Once everything dried, I added a few splatters of blue and purple, but dried them off with paper towel before they dried completely. This ended up showing off the splatters without the colors being too deep.

For assembling, I used a white card panel to cut out a window using the MFT Watercolor Wash, then adhered it over the watercolor panel. I had thought of adding the sentiment in the watercolored panel, thought after adhering the frame, I felt that there was too much space below, so I ended up stamping the sentiment on the top. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Be a Mermaid stamp set, which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

And that’s my card! Hop over to the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog to check out what the rest of our DT made for the Watercolor challenge. And join the fun with your own watercolored projects!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#1025 – Happy Winter Poinsettia

Hello and welcome! We’re actually in the last month of the year!! Wow!! That came really quickly!! But on schedule, we’ll continue having the Happy Little Stampers challenges this month as well. We’re starting with Watercolor challenge.

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor Challenge - Anything Goes

And this is what I made for your inspiration –

I used the poinsettia from Stamplorations Christmas Flower. To stamp this, I mounted this on my MISTI first, since I planned to stamp it multiple times. I first used brighter shades of yellow, red and green distress inks, misted it well with water and stamped it. Since I had misted a lot of water, it pooled on the watercolor paper, which I used to spread the color. Where the pooled color wasn’t enough, I used some extra ink + water to add the color.

Once dry, I stamped again using darker shades, this time with lesser misting of water. Before everything dried, I used a wet brush to spread the colors outside the flower, adding extra color wherever required. I also added brown, covering the rest of the white space. Once completely dry, I added quite a bit of splatters, and also stamped a bit on the panel using a script/font stamp from Tim Holtz’s Entomology stamp set.

Once everything was dry, I die cut a panel from the paper using My Favorite Things Stitched Wonky Rectangle. I then mounted it on a white card base. For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches Winter Sampler and used a frame stamp from Paper Smooches Fancy Frames, and I used partial stamping to cover the whole sentiment. I then trimmed it and adhered it on the card. Finally, I added a few yellow gemstones to the poinsettia’s center to embellish.

And that’s my card! Do checkout what the rest of the DT created in the Happy Little Stampers blog and join us with your watercolor projects as well!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#1021 – Easy Watercoloring using Brusho

Hello and welcome! Time for a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers challenge and we’re first starting with the HLS Watercolor challenge. For this challenge anything goes as long as you have featured watercoloring on your project.

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor Challenge - Anything Goes

And here’s what I made this month –

Its been a long time since I played with the Brusho pigment powders. With the Brushos you get wonderful effects and rich colors, with almost no effort at all! And that’s exactly what I needed this time to make a quick card! 🙂

I started with the floral image from Simon Says Stamp called ‘Beautiful Flowers’. I stamped the image on a watercolor panel using VersaFine Onyx black pigment ink and then heat embossed it using clear ep. I then misted clear water over the panel and sprinkled some Brusho pigment powders on top. I waited for them to spread to determine whether I need pick up the extra color using a towel or drop some more pigment for a richer color. Once everything was done, I left it alone to dry.

Once it dried, I stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Scrumptious Script using the same ink. I then trimmed the piece a bit and and foam mounted it on top of the card base.

And that’s my card. Hop on to the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog to get further inspiration from the design team. And don’t forget to join the challenge any time you make a project with watercoloring! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#1010 – Non-neutral Colored Outlined Stamping

Hello and welcome! As usual, the first of the month calls for a new Watercolor challenge at the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog, and as usual,

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor Challenge - Anything Goes

And here’s what I created –

I was inspired by some of the cards made by my friend Hilary made, where she would use green ink to outline her stencilled images. I loved how the green looked so different from the neutral colors I usually used for stamping, and I thought I would give it a try myself.

I chose to use Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp, a gorgeous array of flowers, buds and leaves, and stamped a part of the image on normal white cardstock. I used a teal colored ink to stamp the image, and thus, to color it, I had to use minimum amount of water, so as to not mix the colors and make it a muddy mess.

I used yellow and red to color the flowers and buds, and another shade of green to color the leaves, carefully dotting the colors on blank areas using my brush, and then adding a few more lighter fade-away strokes outside and on top. I then added a lot of splatters on the image. Once everything dried, I stamped the image once more using the same ink. I also added a few details using a black fineliner pen. Finally I added the sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Pearfect Sentiments using black pigment ink.

And that finished my card! Checkout more wonderful inspirations from the rest of our DT at the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by!