Welcome back to Happy Little Stampers’ Watercolor Challenge. We are very excited about this challenge and are guessing by the number of you who joined us last month that you are too!
This month’s challenge:
As always at Happy Little Stampers’ challenges……..we have a prize for you!
Here’s my card using Mix Mash, HLS Doodled Flowers and Butterfly Birthday.
To start, I “smooshed” some blue and green paint onto the card front with my stamp press.
Then I created a “background stamp” of sorts by adhering lots of stamps fromMix Mash, Doodled Flowers and Butterfly Birthday onto my stamp press all at once.
I love this stamp press! So much so, that I have 2.
I have to give a shout out to Fiskars. I had an issue with one of the presses (some of the hardware, little rubber O-rings, got stretched out and went missing) and after telling them about it via their website they sent me a new one! I did not have to return the one with the problem.
Using my “background stamp” I stamped the butterfly and flower images all at the same time, making 4 cards for a private challenge while I was at it. These cards remind me of The Secret Garden, the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. With loving, tender care the children in the book, with the help of an elderly gardener, discover the joy of caring for a neglected garden. They see life flourish in the garden, and in themselves, as they spend time there nurturing it.
My family and I enjoy listening to an Audio Drama version of the book. Here’s a link in case you’d like to check it out.
After smooshing and stamping, I added the fussy cut flower, the sentiment, and some white gel pen accents.
I love how these cards turned out! Try making your our “background stamp” and let me know what you think.
All of our Happy Little Stampers’ Watercolor Challenges are Anything Goes with an optional twist. The only rule is that you use water coloring or a watercolor technique on your entry. You may enter as many times as you like and you do NOT have to use HLS products to enter.
My teammates and I are excited about this monthly watercolor challenge and we sure do hope that you are going to enjoy joining in too!
Thanks for stopping by!
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(this post published on March 1rst AEST (UTC +10))