Monday 31 July 2023

Happy Little Stampers ~ August Watercolour Challenge

August? Already? It's crazy! I guess time really does fly when you're having fun! I'm having fun, especially when I make time to play with paper. Well, with the start of a new month, comes a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers ~ Watercolour Challenge. Our August challenge is

Here's my "Happy" card

I started with an A2 panel of 96 lb bristol. I added color, roughly in sections with distress inks - Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Salty Ocean, ensuring that there was a bit of color mixing where two colors came together. I stamped with one stamp from Stampin' Up's Simple Stems stamp set. Instead of stamping with ink, I spritzed the stamp and applied it to the ink blended panel, repeatedly. When I stamped "enough", I also spritzed the panel with water and used paper towel to pick up any extra water droplets. There was some color transfer as I didn't clean the stamp between impressions. I may try this again one day, cleaning off the stamp between impressions. I die cut the word using a Simon Says STAMP's Happy Holidays die from some black cardstock. I stamped the word "birthday" using Clearly Besotted's A Little Sentimental stamp set on some orange cardstock, which I trimmed into a rectangle. I adhered the panel to a white A2 card base to complete my card.

We'd love to see your watercolor cards in our gallery this month. 

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  1. So pretty Sue! I love the soft look of the water stamping! Have a good week! :)

  2. So pretty with soft subtle colours.. Sue


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