This week at the Sweet Stamps Challenge we are Watercoloring.
I made a tag and a card for the challenge-here is my tag:
and, here is my card:
Peerless Watercolors from Sweet Stamps are just the ticket. I made myself a kit to watercolor anywhere- on a plane, in a car......
The Peerless Watercolors come in a book- I cut off a piece of each sheet and put them in a DVD case- each side has a sheet of watercolor paper and is covered by a clear acrylic- which covers both the peerless 'color sample pieces' and I can use it as a mixing/painting palate.
Here is what the Peerless watercolors look like when you purchase them:
How I did these:
On the tag, I did not pre-wet the watercolor paper. I stamped and embossed the image after using the embossing buddy on the paper. I watercolored the image. I painted over the background with water, then waterbrushed blue and a touch of red-then added sea salt. After the watercolored dried, I brushed off the salt and added some speckles by tapping the brush on my index finger over the paper with a touch of color (grey) on it.
The back layer of the tag- I spritzed on water with a mini-mister, and brushed on red and blue- which blended, then added sea salt. Once dry- I attached the top layer with dimensionals and added ribbon.
On the card, I watercolored the flowers without pre-wetting the paper. I took post-it notes and made a border around the top layer, then wet brushed with water, then yellow paint. To mix colors when painting, I picked up paint and mixed it on the acrylic sheet I made.
Here is a view from the road:
Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Peerless Transparent Watercolors HERE
Birds on a flowering branch HERE
Floral Arrangement 781 HERE
Distress Clear Embossing Ink HERE
Black embossing powder HERE
Anti-static pouch HERE
I hope you will join in the challenge! Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!
Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:Shelly (you are here) * Tamara *
Thanks for stopping by!