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...!

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

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 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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12 comments:

Betty Keefe 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 florals...love 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 Turley 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!!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com 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!