I got a bit carried away this week, I have really loved messing about with watercolour stamps.
The challenge at Less is More is to use watercolour and I have been playing around with lots of stamps from Art Impressions from their watercolour range.
I have wanted this little watering can stamp for ages and was delighted to have added it to my collection. After colouring the stamps with Distress Inks and Markers, they were merely dabbed onto the image and then gently teased with a damp brush to release a little colour in places. It's such fun that I did quite a few!
I sent this one as a New Home card to some friends whom we met on a trip to Canada many years ago. We have a window a bit like this on our landing!
This one was a snipping from a much longer panel where I used the gate stamp to make a fence. I decided that Less was decidedly More and thought that this tiny bit looked interesting!
It's really quite addictive!
I did say that I got a bit carried away!
This is a stamp from Uniko Studio, which I watercoloured using Distress Inks.
Here is a watercolour stamp from Inkylicious, coloured with Markers before stamping and then gently teased with a damp watercolour brush.
The sentiment (die and stamp) is from Avery Elle.
My bloggy friend Darnell says she loves this card... she entered a card into the Simply Create challenge where the sentiment is the main focus of the card so I'll enter this for that one!
This is the card I put onto the Less is More blog this week.
If you would be interested in being in a draw for a stamp of the Window Box (I ordered 2 by mistake), please mention it in your comment below! I'll make the draw at the end of the week!
It's just the window box... it's empty, for you to add your own flowers!
I used 6 stamps to make this image!
Well you needed a lot of stamina to get to the bottom of this lot, I hope you enjoyed looking at my efforts and will join in with our challenge this week!
WATER COLOUR STAMPS
Several people have asked about watercolour stamps this week.
The main difference is that they don't make outlines for you to colour in once stamped, but have a greater surface area, which is coloured on the stamp itself using markers or inkpads which can then be stamped onto the paper. If you have an image which dictates more than one colour then it's easier to use markers where adding the ink to the stamp can be more precise!
I hope this helps