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The Sweet Little Things -January Stamp of the Month is just adorable.
On my first card I wanted to try out the no line water colouring technique. I used ink pads smooshed onto the craft mat with some water as my watercolour paint and a small paint brush.
The image was stamped onto the smooth side of the Distress Watercolor Cardstock in Linen Ink so you could just see the lines under light. I then started to paint with water colour using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide & Mocha Exclusive inks for my browns. I even mixed these two inks for some of the water colour shades. It gave the image a Children’s Book Illustration look. I want to try this technique again but with the Tri-Blend Markers & see how I go. I finished off the card with some of the new Sawyer pattern Paper & a strip of white stamped with the Embroidered Borders & some Mocha cardstock.
On my next card I used a stencil for my honeycomb background. But instead of having that stark white showing through I blended some lighter Distress Oxide ontop of it.
Iused Spiced Marmalade & Mustard Seed Distressed Oxide Ink for the background. I stamped the Bear over the background as so I could get the bee onto the scene & any other part of the image I might miss when fussy cutting out the Bear. The Bear was coloured in with Tri-Blend Makers & stuck on top. I matted the cardstock onto some Sawyer pattern Paper as it looked perfect with the bright yellow/orange background.
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I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doris Taylor Creative Inspirations enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature
Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!