Hello and welcome!! It’s time for a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers and as always we start with the Watercolor challenge.
And here’s what I made for this month’s inspiration –
I thought of making a card with coloring using stamped images misted with water for the background. I used the Simon Says Stamp Folk Dance background stamp for this.
I used Hndmd watercolor paper and since I wanted to use plenty of colors, I colored each part of the stamp using mini distress ink pads – the small size helped me apply the color easily – then misted it with a bit of water and then stamped it on. If there was any color on any unwanted part of the stamp, I wiped it off using the corner of the small towel I keep for crafting (cleaning stamps etc) before stamping. It took a little longer then simply stamping the whole thing with one color. I also had to stamp each part twice, since I was using two shades of the inks for each part.
When I was done with all the parts, I left the piece aside to dry.
Once done, I felt that there wasn’t enough ‘watercolored’ look, so I misted some more water on the panel. This reactivated the inks and spread all over the cardstock. The red was the most active one and spread more than I wanted, so I used some kitchen towels to suck up the ink in areas I didn’t want it. I set this aside to dry. Once dry, I used My Favorite Things Stitched Wonky Rectangle to die cut the panel and mounted it on white cardstock.
For the sentiment I used Altenew Waterbrush Hello, cut it out from white cardstock and a few scraps, adhering them together before mounting it on the card. The stamped part of the sentiment comes from Bitty Hugs and Kisses, which I foam mounted on the card.
And that’s my card for this time. Checkout the Happy Little Stampers Watercolor challenge blog to see what other wonderful inspiration the rest of the DT has for you, and don’t forget to join with your own watercolored card!
Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂