Saturday, 25 August 2018

Sunset ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. I’ve been playing with my Spectrum Noir AquaTints and older stamps and here is the end result …
An A5 birthday card
Good to post
All the inky details
The stamped details
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges

For this stamped panel I experimented with the wet in wet watercolour technique. I now know that I overdid the water added way too much at the start but thankfully that is easily remedied. Once I had the card wet but not soaked I started to add the colour from the bottom up. Yellow sand that goes into a beautiful blue green shade, then into a deeper blue. I let the card dry a bit before moving onto the next step because I wanted to keep the shape of the sun as it was setting. Once I had painted the sun I added a little pink then soft blue around the sun to make it look as natural as possible. I left the card to dry overnight as I had added more water than normal. The next day I stamped the reeds and wading birds in position then trimmed the panel ready for mounting onto a card.

I then decided to add stamped detail around the top and at the top of the sides to try and make it look like a view from a window. I think I achieved that lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Stampin’ Up Wetlands stamp set
Lavinia Stamps: butterfly; leafy trail stamps
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Crafters Companion Die’sire Happy Birthday die
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm A4 white linen effect card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Perfectly Primary; Landscape
Toffee Versafine ink pad
Black Versafine ink pad
Pale green Adirondack ink pad
Collall all purpose glue


Craftyfield said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges.

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous colouring Karen, I love the colours and the movement of the colours.
I've got two sets of these paints and still to use them, maybe now I will after your inspiration, Kate x

Corrie Herriman said...

Nice ! Thank you so much for joining my challenge "sun, sea and sand" over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Sue - said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge.

Monika Gulyas said...

What a lovely card!!! Thank you for joining the August challenge of the Country View Challenges!

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional no square or rectangle card” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…