Today is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog and I am so excited about this one! I had a card like this in mind for a while using the Lovely Blooms stamp set and this exceeded even what I had envisioned (and that NEVER happens). The best part, it came together so quickly. This is super fun and really easy to reproduce!
I stamped using Versamark ink onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper. Quick and sort of random with nothing too fussy. Then I heat embossed using white embossing powder. I love the half wreath feel so I added this great sentiment from the set using the same method. Then all I did was color using Winsor and Newton paints. I got the image wet and dropped in color. For some I let the colors combine but with others (purple specifically) it is best to let things dry first and then layer color on top. With paints, you can do that and avoid muddiness. I added these sweet little Clear Round Drops from Studio Katia to mimic the look of water.
I hope this will encourage you to try your hand at watercoloring too. It doesn’t all have to be in the lines or perfect! Hope you have a great day. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamp: Lovely Blooms (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Versamark; Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media, Green Leaf Card Stock (SSS); Accessories: Silver Brush Round 4, Winsor and Newton Paints, Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (SU), Clear Round Drops (Studio Katia)
Oh, look at the amazing sketch we have for you today over at Freshly Made Sketches! My friend Linda Callahan, queen of clever, is our hostess this week and her sketch will get you moving right to your craft room!
As soon as I saw the sketch, I thought shaker card. So that is just what I made! I did a quick watercolor using Tim Holtz Distress Inks on these fun flowers from the Lovely Blooms Stamp set (Newton’s Nook Designs) and cut them out with coordinating dies. I chose colors to match my awesome sequins from Studio Katia and to make my coordination easy. I cut a frame with Stitched Shapes Thinlits (SU). The sentiment from Happy Little Thoughts (NND) was stamped onto the window sheet (also cut with the square die) and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Kind of wish I had black powder for a sharper look but I think this works with the loose watercolor look from the flowers. I rooted around in my DSP stack until I found a print that worked in the background. I kind of love these stripes!
I have been stamping madly and have lots coming up for you in the next couple of weeks. Until next time, I hope you have an amazing day! Thanks for stopping in!
Stamps: Lovely Blooms (Newton’s Nook Designs), Happy Little Thoughts (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Paper: Fabriano Watercolor, Typeset Specialty DSP (SU Retired); Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Thinlits, Window Sheet, Sequins by Studio Katia and 28 Lilac Lane, Foam Adhesive Strips
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