Monday, May 11, 2015

Watercolor Stamping


The Mod Squad challenge this week is to use a technique called watercolor stamping, and they have a tutorial linked up on their blog. 

I pulled out my GKD stately flowers 6 stamp set and got to work. I colored the rose image with 6 different water-based markers, spritzed the colored stamp lightly with water, stamped it onto watercolor paper, then used an aqua brush to soften and blend the colors. In those areas where I blended the inks a bit too much, I used the pointed end of my markers to add more definition.

I die cut the image panel using a stitched rectangle die, and matted it with a piece of daffodil cardstock. The dsp is from the GKD Garden Tour stack, and the card base is GKD grass green, The sentiment is also from the same GKD stately flowers 6 stamp set.

Thanks for spending a few moments of your day with me, and I hope your Monday is fantastic!

Carol 

16 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautfiul! I will need to try this technique with that stamp. Thanks for sharing!

sharon said...

Carol, beautiful rose, love the process. I love black backgound paper with flowers, yours is so pretty with the rose. So nicely done.

Hugs
Sue

Stampsnob. said...

Oh Carol this is so simple and so gorgeous the flower is gorgeous.......Lis

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Water coloring just makes me so happy, no matter how it comes into being. Gorgeous card.

Denise Price said...

That watercolor technique sounds like it takes a lot of work, but it turned out great.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful work with the water based markers! Love the yellow rose and they've always been my favorite color roses. Love the patterned paper you used too!
Lynn

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gee, you have done this technique perfectly!! I love how you have treated that image - I will have to get that stamp out now!! Beautiful colors and nice layout too! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Mod Squad!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful work, Carol!

aussie aNNie said...

Love the whole concept of this creation and that image is fabulous. xxx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Brenda said...

You did great with this technique Carol! I love this beautiful watercolored rose, it is just stunning. Love that background paper too. Hugs, Brenda

Jenny L said...

Hi Carol,
what a very super card, and a lovely water coloured technique.
Love that wonderful stamp, and what a great design.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Thud! This is drop dead gorgeous!

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful Carol.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous rose, it seems a "normal" watercolour paint, this technique is just stunning!
You have been very accurate with the markers and the spritzed water, the rose has a great definition. Lovely work! The stiched frame makes this card so elegant!

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Carol, such a beautiful image and lovely contrasting dark papers.
Pauline
x

Jean said...

A beautiful yellow rose, and it looks great with the fabulous water colour technique. Lovely backing paper too.
Jean x