Happy Sunday Crafty Friends! I hope you are doing well! I hope those of you who celebrate the 4th of July had a wonderful day with family and friends! We had a small family BBQ – it was nice and relaxing! For today’s card I am using the Paint a Flower – Hydrangea by Altenew.
I started by stamping the Hydrangea bloom using WOW embossing ink on Canson Watercolor card stock. I stamped the hydrangea 3 times and heat embossed the image using gold embossing powder. I watercolored the blooms using my Karin markers. I have listed the colors I used:
- Pink Bloom: Pale Pink, Magenta, Pale Violet, Indigo Blue
- Blue Bloom: Sky Blue, Royal Blue, Lilac
- Leaves: Apple Green, Ochre, Olive Green
I enjoyed the watercoloring process using the markers. I am enjoying participating in the 30 day color challenge with Kathy Racoosin. Are you joining in? You can see all of Kathy’s posts here! I colored this over days 2-4. I just enjoyed the process and really took my time. I started with a light layer and then as the layers dried, I continued to add more colors.
When my coloring was complete I decided I needed a background. I was speaking to my friend Enna and she suggested a pale purple, what a great idea! I encourage you to check out her cards – Enna-Cardmaker (@ritzyhag) I love her work. I feel it just pulled the card together! To create the purple background I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors – Imperial Violet and White, mixed them together to create a pale purple. I completed the background 2 times. I added a piece of purple card stock to my white card base and adhered the 2 panels onto the card. Then stamped 2 sentiments from the set on black card stock and heat embossed the image using white embossing powder. I foam mounted these and added a few sequins.
I had a lot of fun watercoloring this stamp set! Have a good afternoon!
- Stamps: Paint a Flower – Hydrangea by Altenew
- Paper: Canson Watercolor Card Stock
- Coloring Medium: Karin Brush Markers, Gansai Tambi 36 watercolor set