I took a much needed "me" day yesterday. One of the things I did was stamp! I've been doing some paper crafting lately, but haven't really had the time to play along in a challenge. This time I'm doing just that.
I chose the challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C 334
These beautiful colors just called out to me, since I love greens and purples. Oh, yes.
Technically, I didn't use water color paint. I used Stampin' Up ink pads, smooshed onto an acrylic block. Using a paint brush I swirled some water into the ink and started painting my little birdie.
The leaves were stamped using another technique that resembles water colors.
I inked the stamp, then spritzed it with water. When I stamped the image, I let the stamp sit on the water color paper for a while. I wanted the ink to have time to really soak into the paper.
You know what? After assembling the card, I decided that the focal panel needed some ink spatters. So. I cut out a stamped image of the bird to mask my finished image. Then covered the remainder of the card with paper scraps.
Spatter, spatter, spatter. Done.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!
card stock: 140 lb watercolor paper (Artist's Loft), perfect plum, river rock (Stampin' Up!)
ink: perfect plum, gumball green, river rock, pale plum, concord crush (SU), onyx black (Versafine)
stamps: turning a new leaf (PTI), little birdies (Ranger by Dina Wakley)
other: crystal effects (Ranger), water and brushes, acrylic blocks