I have had two very exciting things happen this morning. Last week, I participated in the GDP008 challenge over at the Global Designs Project blog. It was great fun and I encourage all of you to play along. I found out this morning that I was one of three winners! My project can be found here. Thanks so much to all of the talented designers over there who continually inspire me.
I have been a member of Splitcoaststampers for many years. If you do not know about this amazing website for papercrafters, check it out. It is chock full of inspiration, tutorials and tons of challenges to get your creative juices flowing. Each week, they feature a stamper. This morning, I was completely humbled to find out it was me. With all of the talent exhibited on that website, I was completely floored. Please visit my gallery (small, but growing) and CASE one of my projects. Use #FS456 so I will be able to find it and be inspired by your work!
After last week's post using the flower from the Stampin' Up! set Remarkable You, I just couldn't quit thinking about the watercolor possibilities of the images from this stamp set. Look at these amazing images:
This is how I did it...all products Stampin' Up! unless noted. I inked the stamp with Sahara Sand ink, stamped it off once on scrap paper, then stamped it on watercolor paper. This gives you a faint image to paint with your inks. I tapped ink from the colors I had chosen on to one of my acrylic blocks, using the block for my paint palette. Using one of my Aqua Painters, I painted the flower with Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry and the stem and leaves with Old Olive and Old Artichoke. To complete the look of this flower, I took a sketch pencil from my stash and traced the image, paying special attention to the details. This really helps the image pop. The rest is pretty self explanatory, but please let me know if you have questions. If you are viewing this blog post via email, you may have to click on over to my blog to see the products I used.
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Enjoy your Sunday and I hope you have a creative day!