Thursday, August 18, 2016
Flowery Watercolor Panels
I am sharing with you today a card set that was inspired by this YouTube video. I actually stamped these panels in June and took them with me on a stay-cation here in the valley. I left my Mission Gold watercolors out on the table with a cup of water and my brush and would stop by to color for short periods between trips to the pool and naps and movie watching at night, etc.
I found varying levels of success in my watercolor technique and if you look close, there's a bit of poor/incomplete stamping. However, I'm betting that the recipient doesn't notice when met by this happy set of flowers sent to wish them a happy birthday.
I think this purple one is the most stunning in person. I did add a bit of Wink of Stella to the flowers, it is hard to see on these pictures. The grey strips are white cardstock smeared with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. It is a perfect frame for my panels.
All in all, I'm pleased with this set. I've a few more stamped, but found myself moving on when I returned home - so much so it took me several months to finish the cards and post this post. Ah well, progress is progress, yes?!
What projects do you have that are half finished. See - this is proof they are worth getting out and diving into them to create a final beauty worth sending off to a friend. I wish you success!
I'm entering these cards in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Summer Fun and
Word Art Wednesday's Challenge #244/245 Anything Goes