Monday, 5 March 2018

Blossom Branch

I have a flowery card to share today, featuring a new stamp from Penny Black called 'Blossom Branch'. I used the watercolour stamping technique with some of my Distress Inks (colours used: Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Festive Berries, Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord, Blueprint Sketch & Chipped Sapphire). I inked up the stamp then spritzed if with a little water, then stamped it on to some waterolour paper...I added a little too much water in some parts...losing some of the definition of the image, but I still like the effect...more practice needed though! I trimmed the panel down to a square, distressed the edges a little and added a sentiment (from the Hero Arts 'Fabulous Birthday' set).

Challenges for this card:


Viv said...

I like it!
I too am guilty of 'too much'. Too much water, too much ink, too much Spraying - the list is endless!
Sometimes though the 'too much' is what gives your work your own stamp I think! x

Brawny x said...

Lovely card Helen x

Unknown said...

Wonderful card Helen, love the colours and gorgeous sentiment
Hugs Kaz xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

What a pretty floral card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

J said...

Great use of the watercolour technique! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.


crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and stamp love the watercolour effect --Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap
Carol DT x

Inkyfingers said...

This is such a fresh and pretty card, Helen. I love that technique with the ink and the water - you get such great multicoloured detail. The image rightly takes centre stage!
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers, and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x