This month my Technique Night Classes are focusing on watercolour background techniques. I needed some samples and today's card is one of them. I am so excited with how this project turned out. I knew I wanted to stamp the fern images on moistened watercolour paper and let the images bleed and run a little, but I wasn't sure just how much water to use and whether or not I should also spritz the ink on the stamp . Luckily, watercolour can be forgiving and I learned quickly what would work to give you the best effect.
I love how the corrugated kraft paper behind the images adds to the jungle feeling of the card. It reminds me of a jungle hut built with bamboo or something.
I just realized that the layout is a mirror image of Freshly Made Sketches Challenge this week:
- I had quite the time selecting the background paper for this card. I had many different samples but nothing looked quite right. I even did a Skype consult with my daughter and she had the same reservations about the DSP samples I showed her. Finally she said, "What about Crumb Cake, or kraft?" And then I knew I wanted to use the Kraft Corrugated Paper, which is one of my favourites anyway. I don't know why it didn't occur to me right away.
- Yay for Wink of Stella! It was a quick, no fuss way of making my dragonfly iridescent!
- The ferns and foliage are from images in Butterfly Basics and Awesomely Artistic Stamp sets. And I used many shades of green layered over each other, including Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz.
- The sentiment is from the set, Enjoy the Little Things, which coordinates with the Kit of the same name.
Hope you had a great weekend! I got a lot done, which felt wonderful and my hubby and I had a bit of a Broadchurch binge. What a great show that is! I'm hooked!
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