There are days when I really don’t know what I want to make, but that isn’t today and it shows. When I know who I am creating for it shines through. The awesome extra free stamp set in this months paper pumpkin kit had the stamps I had to use. How beautiful are they? Well, I will be using them excessively I am sure.
I knew I wanted to make a card for my husband with the two stamps that share the phrase ‘You Are My Everything’. It couldn’t be more perfect. Once I knew that I knew the color pallet I needed and the medium as well. Blues and water coloring are the perfect combination for him.
The technique of water coloring really doesn’t have a lot of guidelines. I do start with a wet masked surface. Then I begin to add and take away color, dry and wet again sprinkle and dab, and color all over again. It is more of keep going til you get the results you want than a step by step process. So much fun, really.
Then I stamped the large flower in bermuda bay, once stamped off first, here and there. I added a fern stamp a few times, full strength not stamped off. Then finished with the two stamps that make the sentiment. I did a little echo stamping to coordinate the inside with the card front. To complete the project I layered the art onto another piece of bermuda bay card stock and wrapped it several times in silver metallic thread. Then up on dimensionals for a little extra style and sit back to enjoy the view. I do love this card. I think it looks like a beautiful batik fabric I would love to own and sew with.
Have a creative day.