Happy Friday! Today's card is for the color challenge this week at CAS Colours and Sketches.
The colors are:
I used two Altenew stamps - Wild Hibiscus for the main image and More than Words for the sentiment.
I wanted to watercolor the flowers and leaves but I only had water based ink in the challenge colors. That could be a problem - trying to watercolor inside an image stamped in water based ink will cause the outline to bleed.
You can use this to your advantage. I used my MISTI to stamp the images in the Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist. I left the stamps on the lid of the MISTI and removed my image.
Using a paint brush and a little water I began to color the image. I pulled some color from the inked outlines and also used the re-inkers with water to add stronger color to the flowers and leaf. You need to be careful and not use too much water - too much will cause the lines to bleed outside the image as well.
I returned the image to the MISTI and stamped over it in the navy. This creates a beautiful watercolored look inside the the flowers with a crisp outline. The MISTI makes this so easy - it may be my all time favorite tool in my craftroom. It has changed how I create.
I did the same process for the butterfly and then die cut it using the coordinating dies. The butterfly is popped off the base using foam dots. After stamping the sentiment, I used washi tape and just a few sequins to add a little bit of interest.
Stamps and dies: Altenew Wild Hibiscus, More than Words
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