If you live in the UK it won’t have escaped your notice that yesterday was Mother’s Day. This was my card for my Mum, inspired by the sketch at Paper Play Sketches. The main image is a Stampendous agapanthus stamp, coloured using the whitewash technique. I kept it simple as my Mum prefers CAS cards. The greeting was a mix of stamps by Clearly Besotted, stamped in Memento Grape Jelly and then cut out using a Spellbinders label die.
Just sneaking in under the wire at Less is More with this one! The theme is yellow & green, I think I can safely say this qualifies. The stamp is by Papermania, stamped in Distress Ink in Pumice Stone then watercoloured with Cotman watercolours. The greeting is stamped in Hero Arts Butterbar Shadow Ink.
I’ve also just spotted that the current challenge over at Lisa B Designs is Spring Watercolours so I’m entering this card there, too.
I’ve seen a number of cards which use white ink for stamping the image, and I decided to try this on kraft card using Inktense pencils as my colouring medium. The ink I used was Hero Arts Unicorn which is the best white ink I’ve come across & is supposed to be fast drying – not on kraft, it isn’t!! This turned out to be a happy accident because after leaving my first stamped image for a day to dry, I found that my watercolouring skills weren’t good enough for the more detailed parts of the image, and I kept going over the lines. So I re-stamped & embossed it with clear fine detail powder to make the watercolouring easier.
The colour is Inktense Fuchsia & I returned to the image numerous times to tweak it until I was happy with the result. The greeting is by Clearly Besotted, stamped with Brilliance in Pearlescent Orchid, and the “raindrops” are Viva Decor Glass Effect Gel which I’d dropped onto a craft sheet & left to dry. Another happy accident is that although the overall card design just fell into place, it also happens to be the same as the sketch challenge running this week over at Splitcoaststampers so I’m going to enter it there.
Stamps: Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms CL449, Clearly Besotted Many Messages