So, when the call came out to use Club Scraps Watercolor Christmas and join in a blog hop I hopped right to it.
So off I went to order my stamps, Watercolor-Christmas-Collection Stamps
I ordered up my stamps, scoped out all the sites I visit plus pinterest to come up with my idea. I thought I had it, Bokeh. Over on Club Scraps Blog, December Technique Challenge. Lisa showed us an amazing project and technique. Since, I am all about technique, I thought I would use this and the stamps to make some cute Christmas Cards. Well, if you saw my trunk project, you can guess I was a little busy (frazzled), Result, me and Bokeh are not friends, especially with WaterColor images. Another factor is that because I was frazzled, I didn't look very close at the images. I kept wondering why my bird's head looked so odd!!! Today, as I was writing this post, I realized that my poor robin was a cardinal, OOPS! And so it goes.
Well how did I make this?
Then using a combination of Ground Expresso and Walnut stain, used the fine tip to add detail tot he edges of the branches and bird.
Went back to the stamp and just inked the bird with Barn Door. I wiped the ink off from the branches and lightened up the tummy area.
This is a water color and was intended to be loose and impressionistic, I am thinking. What I learned, I don't work well when frazzled and I like control. This is "too loose" for my comfort level, but I think it turned out fine and I learned a lot about distress markers!!! Well I guess I just don't know what Cardinals look like, I forgot the black masking on the face. Forgive me bird lovers, I am sticking with horses!!!
I used my MISTI, directly applied the ink to the stamp, misted, stamped, cleaned and moved to the next word. It could have been done by inking everything, spraying and stamping, but I was worried I would get too much migration, Did I mention I am a control freak! After stamping, it was too controlled so I misted it again, dried. And then using ink, Cracked Pistachio and Broken China inked the background and added some Dew Drops.
My third card, is actually for Card Envy and is the snowman. I used all the same techniques that Tricia used in her snowman card (Club Scrap Blog) but was going for a vintage feel, thus the background. Here is the card, visit my previous blog to learn the particulars of this card.
Your next stop on this blog hops is: Donna Nuce, The Crafty Colonel.
Be sure and visit again soon,
Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting,
Links: Club Scrap
WaterColor Christmas Stamps
Distress Markers and Inks: Ground Espresso, Walnut Stain, Broken China, Barn Door, Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, Luck Clover, Mustard Seed, Pumice Stone, and Mermaid Lagoon. Also Ground Espresso Stain.
Archival Black ink for Snowman and Watercolor Pencils
Postage Stamp Die: Spellbinders
Dew Drops: Robin's Nest