Wednesday 29 January 2014

watercolour wishes ...

stamps: summer afternoon (hostess), blooming with kindness, language of friendship all from stampin' up!
inks: archival ink pad (sepia), tim holtz distress ink pad (brushed corduroy)
cardstock: kraft 4x6 card blank plus extra, cream cardstock

I cut a mat of cream cardstock, and stamped it all over with flowers (from the language of friendship set). I then added shading to the centre of the flowers, using the distress ink and a bit of water on a blending mat with a paint brush. I finally edged the background mat with distress ink before sticking down to my kraft card blank. I marked out and cut my topper to look like a polaroid, making sure the sentiment and chosen image fit in the appropriate  places. once cut, I stamped my sentiment (blooming with kindness set). I then stamped the focal image (summer afternoon set) on to a square of cream card and added shading as before,(very much like watercolour) to add depth to the picture. I layered these pieces together then glued them onto the card blank to finish.