27 August 2011

Stampendous Saturday: Watercolor Thank You


Earlier this week I was thrilled to get the chance to make a sample for the sketch challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  This is the card I made for it, and since I shared it in my gallery over there on Wednesday I've gotten lots of questions on how exactly I did it.  Today I'll walk you through it, step by step!

Here are the basic supplies I used:

  • watercolor paper (from a pad purchased at Michael's)
  • other card stock for mats 
  • spray bottle filled with water
  • water based ink (here, Tim Holtz Distress in three different colors)
  • heat tool
I cut my watercolor panels to the size I wanted them (based on the sketch I was provided with).  Working with one panel at a time, I started by spritzing the panel with water, and then stamping two of the flower images from the Agapanthus Thank You set in green and blue.  I used my heat tool to dry them gently (I heated from underneath), and once the panel was dry to the touch I inked up the flowers with stems and stamped them in black.  I repeated this process for the other two panels, adding a sentiment from Happy Messages on the longer panel.  Note: if you happen to not get the paper wet enough (and it is always better to spray less water than more), once you stamp your image you can spritz it again to give it a more watery appearance. 

And that's it - it really is super easy and fun to create this look!!  I encourage everyone to give it a shot :)

Now - for the fun part!  Today I'm going to give you a chance to win a BRAD NEW stamp!  So new, in fact, that the design team doesn't even have it yet - but I waaaaaant it so much!  Take a look at this Cling Jumbo Peace Dove:


WOW - right??? Want to know how to win it?

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Friday, September 2nd at 11:00 PM EST. That's it! SO EASY!! I'll announce the winner on Saturday the 3rd, with my next Stampendous Saturday post! Thanks for stopping by!

And for even more Stampendous blog candy, stop by these blogs: Pam Hornschu, Wendy Jordan, Cyndi Bundy, Wendy Price, and Lynn Mercurio.

And I know you are wondering...the winner of last week's Rosehips Cling Jumbo set is: Tanya! Congratulations! Send me an email with your contact info, and I'll pass it on to the shipping elves at Stampendous.

Don't forget - I'm celebrating my blog followers with a great chance to win FOUR awesome stamp sets! Check the Celebration Candy post for more details (after you comment on this post!).

Supplies: 
Stamps: Agapanthus Thank You, Happy Messages (Stampendous)
Card Stock: Watercolor Paper (from pad); Old Olive (SU)
Ink: Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Black Soot (Tim Holtz Distress by Ranger) 
Accessories: dew drops
Tools: spray bottle, water

32 comments:

Cathymac said...

Your card is gorgeous, Taylor! The colors and the overlapping flowers are so pretty! Love how you used this sketch!

Jessica said...

this is beautiful, Taylor! love the bright colors and those pretty flowers! :)

Lori Barnett said...

Beautiful card! And I have been looking at that new stamp on-line...drooling over it and a dozen other ones!!! Thanks for offering the chance to WIN it!

Krissy said...

This is gorgeous, Taylor!! LOVE IT!!!!!!

Sue D said...

I like the watercolor technique on your beautiful card. Love the new stamp set too.
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Billie Dee said...

Simply beautiful!

Tanya said...

Oh, I love the water color look, so cool! I'm so excited to see my name was drawn, thank you! Off the email you :)

Scrappychick said...

girlie, I adore this card!! now where is my watercolor paper?

Helen said...

Beautiful card - I love this technique...and I love the 'Agapanthus Clusters' stamp...think I 'need' this one too now! lol
Helen x

Barbara said...

I love using watercolors to color my cards and yours is lovely! Thanks for taking the time to explain how you made this!!!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Amazing card and color scheme. Thank you for sharing.

Marge said...

Very pretty & love your colors!!!

Michelle Y said...

Great technique! I'm excited to try it out :P

Indy said...

It's always such a pleasure to stop in and see what you have been up to. I am lovin' this technique. Your beautiful card is just amazing! Maybe I'll quit blogging for awhile and head off to the craft room and actually try it out! But then again, sleep is sounding good too! :)

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Great water coloring technique...love the large Peace sentiment on the new set!

Karen L said...

Love your card Taylor...the watercolor technique is one of my favorites!

SHartl said...

Your cards are always so very beautiful and I'm always excited to see a new blog post! Just love everything about this one...the colors, the technique...the images!

callyannc said...

I absolutely love this! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

R. Little said...

What a beautiful card! And a fun idea...I can't wait to try it! TFS and for the chance to win!

Barbara Bryant said...

Taylor you have gave my mojo a boost thank you so much for the ideas love this blog

FrancineB said...

Fabulus card! This technique is very neat! Need to try it the next time I make a card.

Pam said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for sharing this technique.

Colorado Crafter said...

Wow! Beautiful stamp set!! Thanks so much for the chance to win it!

Stampin' Meg said...

Such an innovative way to use this stamp-I have it and never thought to "slice and dice " it up the way you did. Absolutely inspired!

Brennen said...

What a beautiful card! Love the water-coloring and the color scheme. Simple gorgeous.

Pat K said...

What a really neat card. I love watercolors!

Nikki said...

Beautiful Card Love how you'd done it on watercolor paper thanks for the tips
hugs Nikki

Glennis said...

What a great card - very inspiring

Jennifer said...

I love this technique so much I have to try it out! The colours you added work great with your watercolour look. Great layout as well!

Carol said...

Gorgeous watercolor card, I love the colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Kandi Phillips said...

I can't wait to try this technique, and I absolutely love those colors! What a fun sketch too, you did a fabulous job!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is soooooo pretty!!! Love the technique!!