Sunday 31 January 2021

Happy Little Stampers ~ February Watercolour Challenge

Yeah - we've made it through the first month of 2021! With the COVID vaccines, there seems to be a bit more optimism as we look forward. We're not out of this mess, but at least, there is some hope that our lives will once again, be "normal".

We have a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers ~ Watercolour Challenge

Here's my card

I started with an A2 panel of 96 lb bristol. I smooshed some distress ink (salty ocean, mermaid lagoon and faded jeans) onto a square acrylic block and spritzed lightly with water before applying the acrylic block, ink side down onto the 96 lb bristol. I carefully lifted the acrylic block and used a paper towel to pick up any puddles of ink/water. I repeated the process a few times until I was happy with the effect. I stamped the sentiment, from the same stamp set below the inked square. For the fish, I stamped them using Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto some scrap white cardstock. I added color with Copic markers - BV13, E08, R37, Y02, Y15, Y38 and carefully fussy cut them. I added glossy accents to the eyes. When dry, I adhered them in the inked square. For a bit of whimsy, I added small pompoms to the tops of their birthday hats. Not sure how I'll be able to mail them though ...  Here's a close up

We'd love for you to join us and show us your watercolour creations.

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  1. you got such a lovely square with your technique, great depth of color, love your fishes. Fun card
    Barb Housner

  2. Such a cute card with those cute fishes and awesome technique, Sue.. love it

  3. How did you manage to get the block in the same position every time? I would have messed up for sure! :D The fishes look party-crazy!! Totally love it!!

  4. I'm with Ashwini - your acrylic block smooshing looks perfect! I never manage such defined edges. It makes a great watery background for your fun fishies!

  5. What a super fun card, Sue!! I love the background you achieved with your acrylic block smooching!! Perfect for the water for those cute fish! Stay safe! :)


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