Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Awash with Flowers and Watercolor Wonder Crayons

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wonder Crayons are finally available for purchase again.  I just got my first set.  I chose the Subtles collection because I really love soft pastel colors, but of course, I want them all.

 Shop for watercolor wonder crayons here.

To create this look, I stamped the two images (flower petals and stem are separate stamps) in Staz On jet black ink on to watercolor paper that was trimmed to 2 x 3 1/4.
I colored with a watercolor wonder crayon onto a stamp case creating a palette of color.  I used my aqua pen to pick up the color off the palette and painted the flower with Rose Red.
For the stem, I used Wild Wasabi and for the shadow surrounding the flower, I used Bashful Blue.


The the second card, I first stamped the outlines of the flower and stem in Staz On jet black ink on watercolor paper.  Then, directly on the petals stamp, I colored directly on the stamp with Rose Red watercolor wonder crayon.  I used a somewhate heavy hand, as I wanted the color to be solid and intense.
Once colored, I misted the stamp with a fine spray of water (I think Ranger Mini Misters are great for this).  I made sure that the water was covering the stamp, but you don't want big pools of water either, so you may have to practice this technique as I did to get the hang of it.  Once you like the water distribution on the stamp, stamp your image over the outline.
The scrunched ribbon was done using the technique I described in this Sweet Heart Cup Valentine post.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kelly




Stampin' Up! Supplies used:
Stamp Sets:  Awash with Flowers (wood 117062, clear mount 120549), Your A Gem (wood 122268, clear mount 122270), Medallion (115223)
Paper:  River Rock (108640), Baja Breeze (111352), Watercolor, Very Vanilla (101650), First Edition Specialty Designer Series (121878)
Ink:  River Rock (109010), Staz On jet black (101406)
Watercolor Wonder Crayons:  Subtles (119802)
Accessories:  Baja Breeze seam binding (122331), Antique Brads (117273), Basic Pearls (119247)
Tools:  1 3/8 x 5/8 oval punch (119863), Modern Label punch (119849), Scallop Trim Border punch (118870)

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  1. Love this card! Following through Stampin' Connection. Follow me, too:
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