My favorite stamping day of the week is here! Happy Wednesday to you! I’m so excited to share this week’s sketch by coloring genius Karren Johnson. Her split panel concept is so fun and can lead to so many great ideas!
So I’m hoping that I didn’t stretch too far from the sketch but I really tried to make my watercolor ombré layer into three distinctive sections. I used the beautiful Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to create the colors. I started with a light wash and then went back and layered on more ink. The heart is really one of the leaves from the Layering Leaves Die Set (Concord & 9th) and I just snipped the stem off to turn it into a heart. I colored a scrap of watercolor paper with my Wine Red Zig pen and washed it out a bit with water. Then I die cut with the leaf. So pretty! Finally, after some debate, I chose a sentiment. You see…I need a birthday card for my dear husband and I think this might hit the right masculine note (well, at least it isn’t a flower, haha!). I love that the Moon Rock ink from Altenew is a nice match to the distress ink on the panel with crisper stamping. The sentiment itself is from the January Paper Pumpkin kit. While the kit is an adorable Valentine’s 3-d set, the sentiments are going to be in your go-to list for a while. I love this font and this says it all!
I know the gallery will be full of inspiration this week. The design team has some amazing work already there for you to enjoy. Hope to see your take on the sketch! I’ll be back on Saturday with a fun hop that you are going to love. See you then!
Supplies (affiliate links included):
Stamp: Paper Pumpkin January ; Ink: Altenew (Moon Rock), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke), Zig Clean Color 48 Pack (Wine Red); Paper: Thick Whisper White, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock; Accessories: Big Shot, Layering Leaves Dies (Concord and 9th)