Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Happy Watercolour for the Pals

I loved this stamp set the moment I saw it!  And once I used Happy Watercolour, I was even more in love, because of the amazing properties of the stamps.  They somehow give a gradated colour from what looks like a flat surface!  But after the first try, I never used the stamps again!  Why??  I'm not exactly sure, except they were never quite right for the cards I wanted to make.  Have you ever had a set like that?

But Pals to the rescue!  I saw the latest Pals Paper Arts Challenge sketch and wanted to do it, as I had missed quite a few of them lately.
As I was looking for a sentiment to fit into the horizontal panel,  I saw the "You Make Me Happy"  stamp from Happy Watercolour and "FLASH!!" - the whole card popped into my head!  Then I just needed a colour scheme and I went back to Pinterest and found this one:

                                                color scheme
I came as close as I could to these colours and here's the result:

  • This card "makes me HAPPY"!  I would have never thought to get out Tempting Turquoise and match it with So Saffron, but I will now!  They are gorgeous together with a little Smoky Slate for a neutral.
  • Don't you love that poppy?  Are there such things as turquoise poppies?  Probably not, but there should be!
                                                      
There are!  Look what I found on Google - a Himalayan Blue Poppy!  You learn something new every day!

  • I added some dimension to the poppy by stamping it twice in StazOn Jet Black and colouring both images with Tempting Turquoise and Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Markers.  I cut two of the petals out from one image and use glue dots to adhere them on to the main image.
  • I love the whimsical look of the little dots on one of the stamps.  Makes me think of wisps in the wind.
  • I had to use that amazing watercolour swoosh stamp again! (The one that gives the graded intensity!) It worked so well as the background to the sentiment.
  • Candy dots and a Designer Button in So Saffron added balance and interest to the design.
What do you think of this stamp set?  How have you used that swoosh stamp?  Let me know in a comment below!  

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5 comments :

mamichelle said...

Oooh, love the color combo. Pretty card!

UTs Hobby Time said...

Awesome! The color combo is indeed wonderful.

Sandie Conner said...

Great colors, very pretty! Thanks for having fun with the Pals this week.

Rebecca Hendricks said...

I think I'm in love with that Tempting Turquoise and So Saffron! Beautiful card!

Patti MacLeith said...

I didn't know there were blue poppies! Thanks for that information. Lovely card. Come back and play at PPA soon!!