I couldn't resist the gorgeous color palette for today's CAS challenge! There was a single bloom photo for inspiration, so I dusted off a fave SU rose from the Fifth Avenue Floral set and set to work with some watercoloring. I stamped the bloom with Black Licorice hybrid ink then embossed with clear EP. I wet the bloom lightly with a wash of water then picked up distress ink (Squeezed Lemonade and Dried Marigold) that I squished on a large acrylic block. The leaves (from WPlus9 "Coming Up Roses") were stamped on Shabby Shutters distress ink then spritzed lightly one time with a mister before stamping on the paper. Splatters were applied by wetting an orange watercolor pencil and taking a wet brush to pick up the color from the tip then tapped it against the pencil to splatter the paper. These were 3 different techniques that I learned from the online watercolor class offered this past spring. The sentiment is the small hello die by Simon Says Stamp.
Date: Monday, July 14, 2014 GMT Views: 2022
Registered: July 25, 2007 Location: Sterilite Country, Ma. Posts: 1169
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 @ 3:12 PM
I have always loved that stamp. You sure made the flower come alive.
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