Well, we've got a warm color in this weeks' challenge...to go along with this warm weather in northern Illinois. This color combo for Dynamic Duos #62 can be used so many ways. And we've got a dessert option for you. A butterfly theme!
I went through my recently reorganized stamp binder and found a set that hasn't touched ink in a long time. I labeled and reorganized ALL of my rubber stamps. Now it's so much easier to find what I need. I don't know why I waited so long to buy a Dymo label maker. Maybe I'll include a pic of my stamp shelves at the bottom of this post.
Well, I digress.
Using the challenge colors and the dessert option, this is the card I created.
I squeezed the closed ink pad case, to get a bit of ink on the inside of the lid.
Using an Aqua Painter, with no water in it, I dipped the brush in a smidge of water. Then swirled it in the ink. I find that I have more control over the amount of water on my brush, when I use this technique.
Now you're ready to paint.
I tried to go lighter with the ink toward the center of the butterfly and darker toward the outside edges.
I waited until the ink dried completely before adding Glossy Accents to the watercolored areas.
You'll be playing along with me and my Dynamic Duos team mates this week, won't you? I hope so, because we love seeing what you create!
If you're interested, here is a photo of part of my "newly reorganized" stamp shelves.
The stamping for the index and the labeling took me most of a day. Not so much fun, but I'm so very glad I did it.
My clear photopolymer stamps sets are in bins, since they're less bulky. I'm in the process of indexing those too.
Well, if you've read all the way to through this post...you're a loyal follower. And I THANK YOU! :)
Cardstock: calypso coral, basic black (SU), white (PTI)
Ink: calypso coral (SU), versamark and onyx black versafne (Tseukineko)
Stamps: take flight (GinaK Designs), beautiful butterflies (PTI)
Other: glossy accents (Ranger)