A very wonderful Tuesday to all! I am so happy to show you this week's challenge card for the colors over on the ColourQ. Arielle is back again this week with this fabulous color combination, one of my favorite. The last few weeks have been warm then cool with rain, such a nice Spring. I have been using two of the colors and adding a third. Arielle chose Lucky Limeade, "Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie", kraft and white. Hope you will join us again this week. Be sure and check out the other designers projects, I know you will be inspired. I am also linking this card to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge over on Moxie Fab World Blog.
This week's card has a kraft card base and is matted with Whisper white cs. There is a die cut dress form in kraft and one in white. I have been working on water color sheets the last few cards. I cut my card stock in 4 pieces and work with a stamp pad, a 3/4" wash glaze brush a bare amount of water. For the dress form, I simply stamped leaves in LL all over half a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece, then ran it through the Big Shot. I made sure my brush was damp, then ran it across my classic stamp pad, back and forth, picking up ink. I am using my old pads to do this, haven't tried the new ones with this technique yet. I always try the brush out first on a scrap to see if I picked up enough ink, then re-ink. What is enough, that depends on how much color you want on your white piece. In this case I wanted dark and lights so it would appear that I had actually water colored each flower. The great thing about this technique is that you just start stamping leaves on the LL, flowers on the MM and PP. Look at the contrast I got. I then fussy cut all the pieces out and there you have it, a wonderful water color piece. I did arrange each piece so that the light was in the face of the light direction and the dark in the shadow side. I stamped and cut the sentiment, the birds and wrapped a piece of LL baker's twine around the two dress form pieces before gluing them down.
So what do you think, are you ready to water color, stamp and fussy cut? There is no chance for a mistake and having to start over water coloring this way. Believe it or not, the stamping was random and nothing planned other than where the brush went with the ink. See the example below!
Once cut out, these flowers are just gorgeous, with a lot less work. Try different ways of applying ink such as the finger dauber, a sponge, use your imagination! You can make a real work of art. Thanks for stopping by. I will be making more cards using this technique. I have a lot of flowers left over, so you will be seeing them again! Have a wonderful Tuesday!