Friday, October 16, 2015

Peace On Earth


I have a straggler card to share today -- a project that didn't make into my Papertrey Release In Review post yesterday. I've used the latest set of stamps and dies in Dawn McVey's Enclosed series -- Enclosed: Wreath.

I wanted to try the technique of stamping in a really light color and then using the stamped image as a guide for watercoloring. Kind of like the no-line technique, only with a solid image. 


I started by stamping the wreath in Fine Linen ink. Next, I smooshed my greens onto an acrylic block, picked the ink up with a water brush and started painting the leaves. I skipped around so that by the time I came back around to where I'd begun, those first leaves were dry and I could paint the ones adjacent to them. After the leaves were done, I stamped the berries in Pure Poppy and added shading to them with Scarlet Jewel. I thought the leaves still needed some depth, particularly to delineate the places where one leaf overlaps another. I pulled out a dark green Zig marker for that.

After I finished the watercoloring, I die-cut the image using the new Tag Sale: Quilted die. I trimmed the sentiment out of an Enclosed: Wreath die-cut and watercolored it in Pure Poppy and Scarlet Jewel. I added some Spring Moss ribbon and mounted the tag to a Vintage Cream Linen card stock base.

I like how this turned out, but my watercoloring skills need a lot of work. No worries, though, you only get better with practice, right?


Stamps: Enclosed: Wreath

Dies: Enclosed: Wreath, Tag Sale: Quilted

Ink: Fine Linen, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, True Black

Paper: watercolor paper, Vintage Cream linen card stock

Other: Zig Clean Color watercolor markers, Spring Moss stitched ribbon, Pure Poppy button, natural linen thread, water brush




Thanks for stopping by!


19 comments:

Karen said...

It's truly lovely! I'll be giving it a try!

Cindy H. said...

Oh, Amy, this is so lovely! Your coloring is gorgeous!

Natalie Winterstein said...

I love this! Gorgeous!

Nancy said...

This is really unique and beautiful Amy! Thanks for inspiring us with your talents!

Karen J Brandt said...

Stunning! Thanks for sharing this!

see mary stamp said...

I think this turned out beautifully!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

I don't think you need practice.
This card is GORGEOUS!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Rema said...

Another stunner Amy! Beautiful...

Dishtowel Dame said...

Beautiful card! Loving that quilted tag die even more each time I see it! Hope it comes back in stock soon. Your watercoloring is excellent.

Susan Lankford said...

Love wreaths! Yours is beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love how soft it looks!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

This card did not make it?......such a shame, it is GLORIOUS!!!! Yo think you are not that good at watercoloring, are you serious? You should see mine then!

Cariños,
María Alba

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

Since I am not from the Bronx, or Silvester Stalone, it's supposed to say you, not yo, sorry did not spell check it!

Cariños,
María Alba

Bonnie Turpin said...

This card is fabulous, Amy! Your watercoloring looks fantastic. After seeing your card, I think I am the one that needs to practice.

Bonnie Turpin said...

This card is fabulous, Amy! Your watercoloring looks fantastic. After seeing your card, I think I am the one that needs to practice.

jan metcalf said...

Beautiful!!

Leigh Penner said...

This is beautiful!

Pet73 said...

This is very, very pretty!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is a total stunner, Amy!