Saturday, August 25, 2018

Incoperate Watercoloring with Stamping

 Hello friends!
It's my turn to share a project over Altenew Card Blog.
I decided to share something I created while on the Icelandic cruise...!


A month ago, I was preparing for my 3-week long trip. I needed to bring something crafty with me. So, I packed up my Altenew Artist Markers and Altenew Watercolor Pan Set. Boy, was I glad  that I did that!

 Let's get to today's card, shall we?
 As most of you know already...if you have followed my blog for a while.
I am more of a stamper than a colorist. However, that doesn’t stop me from using watercoloring with stamping. Before my trip, I stamped the images from Floral Art Stamp Set with Permanent Black Crisp Dye Ink on watercolor paper. During the days at sea, I find it so very relaxing to watercolor those outline images.

It really doesn’t take long to color all the images. I love bright colors and this card truly shows that. Once I returned home from the vacation, I was able to quickly create a card with the Floral Art Die Set.

 To keep the floral images grounded, I stamped the Halftone Squares Stamp Set in Evening Gray Crisp Dye Ink in the background. I also stamped the outline images with Warm Sunshine Crisp Dye Ink for interest and extra color. I purposely arranged all the floral images towards the left side for an asymmetrical look.

 To highlight the flowers, I took the Sakura white Gelly Roll Pen and added tiny dots in all of the flowers.

Of course, the card will not be complete without some sequins. I also keep all things odd – odd number (3 flowers, 3 leaves, and 5 sequins), that is.

 If you have not tried watercoloring with stamping yet… it’s about time!
 Hope you like today's bright and happy card!
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Betty said...

your card is just lovely, Virginia - I always try to take stamped images and colored pencils, markers or watercolors with me on a long trip and it's so nice to have all of it for card making when I get home.

Harriet said...

On my way to Altenew but had to add to your blog. I can imagine that water coloring while sailing was very relaxing! I'm a fan of soft colors, but your card, which is beautiful, rerminds me to give vibrant colors a try.

conil said...

Amazing the white dots you added. The halftone ground kind of looks like lace behind them. All in all, a truly lovely creation.

Jaana said...

This is gorgeous Virginia! Love the colours!

Dawn T said...

stunning Virginia. You made a gorgeous card. I've just got my watercolours and are having fun playing with them

Sue D said...

This is beautiful!

Janet McCurry said...

Beautiful and refreshing! Love the colors!

Linda BL said...

Love the watercoloring and Artists markers. The white dots are a great touch, I never think to do that! Glad to see Alexia has rested up after her long trip and is helping with card making!

Purple Princess said...

very pretty flowers!! said...

Great relaxing time to watercolor and such beautiful combinations too!!

Patti H. said...

So pretty, Virginia! Love the colors & the addition of those little white dots!!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Virginia, that is gorgeous!