Monday, 14 March 2016

Sending Caring Thoughts

Meet today's card.

I am playing with my Staedtler Watercolor Crayons again and this is what I came up with.
A couple of weeks ago, I did a tutorial for Splitcoast Stampers and here are the instructions on how to use the crayons to Paint Your Stamps for a wonderful watercolour look.

Watercolor Crayons
l.  Wet the stamp slightly with water using a wide bristle paintbrush.
2.  Scribble directly onto your stamp with the crayons.
3.  Stamp directly onto your cardstock or watercolor paper.  If the image is too blurred, try using less water.
4.  To add another layer of color, scribble onto the stamp without adding more water this time and stamp over the first impression.

To see the whole tutorial about painting your stamps, go here:

The flower image I used to create my delphinium garden is an old one I have had in my stash from Rubber Stampede.  After my flowers had dried, I rubbed Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink around the edges and stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts in the upper corner.

Adding my card to these challenges:

CAS Mix Up Card Challenge- STAMP/ WATERCOLOUR/YOUR CHOICE-crayons

Allsorts Challenge- SPRING IS IN THE AIR



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Rubber Stampede, Hero Arts/ Distress and Memento ink/ sponge applicator/ Staedtler Watercolour Crayons/ Mini Mister/ paint brush

20 comments:

Dortesjs said...

whoo awsome love your card

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful garden, Karen! I love this technique that's so perfect for flowers! And the sponging gives this a perfect frame! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Lisa Lara said...

So gorgeous Karen!

Diane Jaquay said...

So lovely, and another nice sentiment!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your flowers. The garden you created is so beautiful!

Gunilla/Nilla said...

Beautiful!

marilyn said...

Very lovely....and so nice to see an older stamp too! Must dig out those watercolor crayons...I know I must still have them!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful garden, I love the various blue coloring.
Hugs Anja

Loll said...

Hi Karen. Gorgeous flower garden! I love how you mask your borders ... always creates a beautiful frame. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

brenda said...

A beautiful floral creation, many thanks for joining our Spring theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Donna Ellis said...

I'm enjoying this magical garden with the most luscious scents and flowers! I hope they nags are going well for you, Karen. Hugs, de

Bobby said...

Blue must be your favorite color, Karen. All your lovely creations seem to be in that color lately. Not that I'm complaining. I love to see whatever you do.

susiestacey said...

Lovely card and beautiful blues.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Spring is in the air' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Shari said...

Gorgeous. 💗💗💗

Pat said...

Beautiful card, great design, thanks for sharing with us at MTTC.

Pat xx

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Chark said...

beauty!

Mimi said...

And here's another one! These are so nice as "Thinking of you" cards!!!

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful cottage garden scene, Karen!

CherylQuilts said...

Gorgeous card, Karen, and I love the field of beautiful blue flowers! And the sentiment is just enough! Stunning and perfect matting! You constantly delight!! Hugs, sweet friend! (Yes, I am way behind but slowly making progress...haha!) xoxo