Hello! It's Tuesday and this week's sketch was created by Debbie. It was a bit of a challenge for me, I have to admit. But overall, it was a fun one to play with.
This week's challenge is sponsored by Sami Stamps. Yay! I am using her current freebie, Poppies Bunch. I love poppies, almost as much a sunflowers. And yes, Virginia, you can watercolor with digis!
I had to continue to my challenge with watercoloring because I am thrilled to share that I can successfully watercolor with digital stamps. It's not as visually striking as it was in my head, but I told you last week, I'm still learning and I had to keep it fairly simple since I waited to the last minute to get my card done. And then I see that Kris and I thought a lot alike on this card. I swear I didn't copy her... if I had, it might've come out as good hers.
At any rate, I printed the image on piece of Strathmore watercolor paper. I cut to 4x6 and then adjust my printer to make it think it's printing a photo. Then I heat set it with my heat gun. It didn't smear, bleed or fade. I painted the blossoms with a blend of Barn Door and Spiced Marmalade (Distress Inks) and the stems with Peeled Paint (my favorite!). I think the colors paired perfectly with the Mediterranean matstack. My card is 4 1/4 square card.
Thanks for looking! Have a great Tuesday and we'll see you over at the TMS blog.