Hello there oh crafty ones ;-)
I have been busy with lots of interesting new projects and one of them was a water colouring demonstration which my very lovely upline Ngaire had asked me to do for her team. Ngaire had also asked if I could use the Stamp called Pleasant Poppies from Stampin'Up! of course, I accepted the challenge but with very little extra time on my hands I took the easier route of C.A.S.Eing some pretty cards I had seen on my Internet travels.
So, as I can take credit for making all the cards below, some of them were designed by extremely talented stamping artists. I will place their names beside the appropriate pictures for you.
I was super nervous about doing the demo for the Stamparoos as they are all very talented and most of them very seasoned stampers, I wasn't sure I would be able to show them anything they didn't already know or had seen before. However they were all very kind and so thankful for me coming along to their meeting and assured me that they all learnt something new about the art of water colouring so that made me feel really happy ;-)
Because there are quite a few pictures, I will perhaps do this in two parts, so please enjoy the first set of photos and if you have any questions about the techniques and mediums used please feel free to ask. I have been asked by some people to do a video tutorial on water colouring with Stampin' Up! products, which is how I did these, so keep posted! when I have time I will put one up for you.
As you can see this one is pretty much the same as above but I used a wash of Whisper white craft ink using my aqua brush to coat the area I was colouring in first. This gave the card stock a lighter base to work from as I wanted to watercolour the poppies with ink from my stamp pads using the aqua brush, I used Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzaz and a little Summer Starfruit for the center of the flowers.
Okay, that's all for today, but if I get time tonight, I'll upload a few more and if not tonight I promise to do more tomorrow. Hope you like them, lots of inky hugs from.....