Today at the Online Card Class they featured card artist, Swarup Murthy (Sanketi) , and wow can she do a mean card. She showed us how to stamp and then watercolour the stamps. Well I went down to the craft room and tried…ated the results. So I went back upstairs, re-watched the video and back downstairs to try again. My next attempts were better. In the meantime, the rejects dried and started to look a little better. I misted them and let the colours run slightly, and with some creative cropping I used them all. My only disappointed was that I tried making a one layer card for another challenge and messed up at the last moment when I stamped the sentiment. I saved the card by layering another sentiment on top, but could not use the card in the challenge. Once again no two cards are alike, so I have included all 7 cards I created this afternoon.
I used three stamp sets: Hero Arts – Delicate Blossoms, JustRite – Daisy and Butterfly Kisses.
This butterfly was on a white background and looked pretty blah, but I saw Jennifer McGuire’s video today on her blog, and coloured the white blue-green with distress ink.
I over wet the paper and everything was running into a big blob, but I quickly blotted the water, and unfortunately the most of the colour, off. I kind if liked the soft pastel look.
This was the only one layer card I successfully made. While the watercolour paper is very heavy, it is really hard to make a one layer card because of the nature of the technique…I had colour all over the place!
This card is my favorite of the day. The colours are very vibrant. It is also the card I messed up stamping the sentiment.
These cards were my first attempts. They are all different, but I cut the water colour paper down and double matted them, and they turned out ok.
1) Addicted to CAS at http://www.addictedtocas.blogspot.com.au/ Butterfly card for their Grunge challenge.
2) One-Layer Simplicity Challenge #5 For the purple daisy watercolour.
3) Without Words Challenge – Purple and Green
4) Cards in Envy – May Flowers -HAPPY Birthday Poppies
UPDATE: My Happy Birthday Poppies card won an honourable mention “In the Mailbox” through Cards in Envy May Flowers challenge.
My Purple Daisy won top three at Without Words Purple and Pink