May 8, 2014

My friend, Happy Birthday – Watercolour stamping technique

I played along Watercolour stamping technique from the Watercolour Online Card Class this evening. 
I normally don’t craft after dark because I find it hard to see true colours very well at night. Growing old huh! But today my hubby brought some medical students home for a class. So I had solid 2 hours of time free. While they were all having a class downstairs, I crafted upstairs. I tried different techniques using watercolour stamping with inks I have. But I was not happy with the result. I then wanted to try Kristina’s technique. I search for a stamp set with cluster of flowers and leaves outline stamp. I found this beautiful stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Garden Grace.I used this set to make my card below.
My friend birthday card
I stamped the outline leaves and flowers using distress inks and then used watercolour brush to draw the colour inside and soften the outline a bit as well. I like definition on my stamped images. I am afraid of freehand drawing or spontaneity. So I like the idea of having the outline on my stamped images even if it watercoloured. lol!
 I then brushed some blue distress ink on the background. The sentiment is from the new Altenew Stamp Set called Super Script. I am kind of addicted to the Wink of Stella shimmer pen. So I brushed some shimmer on the flowers and leaves.You can see the shimmer in this photo better.
My Friend Happy Birthday
Thanks for stopping by! Tune in soon for a new sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge next.
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  1. You have inspired me to make a card like this:)gorgeous creation!!!

  2. Gorgeous! I love that stamp set!! Gonna have to try it too!

  3. Beautiful creation!!

  4. Lovely card!!! I still have to find the perfect stamp in my collection to try this out!!! You did a wonderful job.

  5. Beautiful card Gayatri, love those flowers!!

  6. Such a pretty card! Enjoying each one if your watercolour cards. Can u pl tell me what is d base you are working on and where I can buy them.

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