Friday, February 11, 2022

AYSI268 Watercolored Blooms

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday! It's time for a new As You See It challenge...this week's is a "Fill in the Blank"!  What is a favorite technique you use in your stamping?   

I love all aspects of creating hand-stamped cards, but I do love to watercolor!  I used to joke that the reason I started stamping is because I couldn't draw, but I could certainly color in someone else's artwork!  So I was particularly drawn to line-art stamps because I could make them whatever color I wanted!  The Friendly Hello SAB set has some pretty little line-art flowers, so I stamped them in Stazon ink on watercolor paper and went to work:

I am calling this a "mini" slimline card; it measures 6" x 2.75" and worked perfectly for the Atlantic Hearts sketch for this week:

You need to use Stazon ink when watercoloring, as it is an alcohol-based ink and the water and reinkers I use to color the flower in won't cause the black ink to bleed.  I used two patterns from the Friendly Hello DSP, cut some squares and black scalloped mats, then added the watercolored and fussy-cut flowers and leaves:

I added a sentiment from the Flowering Rainboots set, and some rhinestones I colored with a black Sharpie marker:

I didn't add a sentiment to the inside; I'll leave it blank and stamp it when the occasion arises that I need a card like this!

So, what's a favorite technique of yours? I hope you'll check out what the DT shared on the As You See It blog; maybe their technique is yours too!  Share yours with us--can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks for visiting today!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Flowering Rainboots, Friendly Hello
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Black Black, Friendly Hello DSP
 Ink Stazon Black, Petal Pink
Accessories Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Squares Dies (ret), Black Sharpie, Aquapainter


Tracy Grauer said...

You do such a beautiful job watercoloring!

I Card Everyone said...

Beautifully water-colored blooms, LeAnne! Gosh I love this peachy color, and the dsp you've matched perfectly and the crisp black!

Heather said...

Love this so much, Leanne! I swear I used to have aqua-painters attached to my hands at all times - still one of my favorite ways to color, but I've pretty much found new love with the Blends, too, lol. Some things just really need aqua-painters, though! Love this gorgeous design!

Lisa Elton said...

Beautifully done, LeAnne this is a marvelous card!

Jan Clothier said...

Such pretty watercolouring! I love this technique too and did some this afternoon. Very pretty colours in this card too, LeAnne.

Carol L said...

Your watercolored flowers look amazing and your fussy cutting is impressive! This really is a beautiful card, well done!

Dena J said...

What lovely water coloring you've done! I still struggle, and need to take a class because it is one of my favorite looks. Thank you for creating with our sketch at Atlantic Hearts this week. ~Dena J, DT

pssmitty papercrafts said...

So pretty! Love the water coloring!
Thanks for sharing with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
Patty S, Design Team

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love this LeAnne - my watercolouring tends to be very hit-and-miss so I'm taking tips! Those flowers are so pretty and I love the fresh colour combo of the peach, black and white too and the slimline design.

Vicky Hayes said...

Your watercolouring is always wonderful LeAnne! I love the way you've been able to colour your fussy cut flowers in a more intense shade of the DSP background. Vicky x

Anna said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors you have chosen--they really are so perfect. I am also a big fan of watercoloring and I love how sometimes the watercolor dictates what the image will look like. Thanks for joining us at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
Anna, Design Team

Brandi said...

This is stunning, I love the colours and the flowers. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

Jane Knudsen said...

I am calling you up when I need watercoloring done! I don't like to use stazon so I tend to heat emboss then watercolor. But after seeing this and reading up on your tips, I think I need to bust out the stazon! The colors are sweet soft and beautiful just like the card!

Heather Cooper said...

I love this palette, LeAnne, and the mini-slimline format, too! You do such a seamless job with your watercolour blending, you can't tell that it's not DSP! You ended up with a striking design!

Kathy said...

It's certainly an amazing card...the details and colors come together so beautifully! You are a talented cardmaker!