But I can create a pretty watercolor scene using stamps and Watercolor Wonder Crayons. This bright and cherry card is for Beate's Be Inspired Challenge #10.
The inspiration piece is a Lanie Loreth print from which I picked the colors Summer Sun, Always Artichoke and Brocade Blue. The print has very soft blurred lines that I wanted to duplicate. I think I succeeded for the most part. :)
Don't forget to check out the other great samples by the rest of the Inspiration Team: Jennifer, Susan, Silke, Dawn and Charmaine.
Notes: For the main image I misted the flower stamp from Infinite Goodness with water and then colored directly on it with Watercolor Wonder Crayons. Once finished coloring the stamp I misted again with water and stamped on watercolor paper. There was still quite a bit of color on the stamp so I misted again and stamped a second time and again a third time. I repeated this process with the leaf stamp. I then watercolored the sky Brocade Blue and the ground Always Artichoke with an Aqua Painter and crayons. Finally I added just a touch more color to the flowers and leaves with the Aqua Painter.
The sentiment was stamped in Black StazOn directly on the paper once it dried and a touch of Diamond Stickles was added to the flower centers for a bit of bling. The image was then layered on Always Artichoke and American Crafts ribbon was knotted around both layers. For the background a piece of So Saffron designer paper was adhered to Summer Sun cardstock and sewed in place with a sewing machine and white thread. Told you in my last post to expect both sewing and watercoloring. :) A few brads were added and the card assembled.
All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Stamps: Infinite Goodness hostess set. Paper: Always Artichoke, Summer Sun, watercolor, So Saffron Prints designer. Ink: black StazOn. Other: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painter, Lt. Yellow organdy ribbon (American Crafts), vintage brads, dimensionals, Diamond Stickles, white thread, sewing machine.