Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Showcase to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.
Week 25 – Melon Mambo
For tonight’s card, I wanted to revisit the no-line watercolour technique, where you stamp the image (2nd generation) in Sahara Sand ink onto Watercolour paper.
This is definitely a technique that takes a lot of practice (for me anyway!) and you need to take your time to allow the colour to dry before adding more for a deeper effect. I used the Water Painters (without filling the barrel with water). I just have a glass of water next to me so the brush doesn’t get too wet as I work. I take the ink from the lid of the inkpad and apply with a light colour over the entire bloom, before going back over it in small sections, allowing to dry between layers.
From a distance, the poppy looks pretty good and I’m fairly happy with the outcome. I haven’t added a sentiment as yet, that will come when I figure out who this card will go to, hence why the image is not centred in the die cut frame. I will add the sentiment to the left later on!
The Scripty Embossing Folder gave my card a more old-worldly feel, as does the Scalloped Lace Trim. The die cut is popped up on dimensionals.
On the inside, I stamped the poppies across the bottom using the same technique. The sentiment is stamped in Sahara Sand ink 3 times using the Stamparatus, to get a nice dark colour.
Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see the full list of participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase. We would love for you to visit each one and leave some comments if you feel inspired.