On several of the cruises that I have been lucky enough to take, there have been some watercolour classes. These happen on sea days and sometimes it's difficult to decide just what to spend one's time doing. On the last cruise I did, the watercolour class definitely won, as problems with my knee meant the line dance class was no competition! Having said that,... classes DO help, but they don't make up for lack of talent. I learned a few techniques, but applying them is a whole other matter.
Here I used an old stamp from Magenta, on watercolour paper and clear embossed the outline. I wanted the vase to look shiny! I mixed a little red and grey and dropped the colours onto the petals and leaves respectively and tapped a few splats over the whole image.
The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted, die cut from the watercolour paper and stacked several times over black die-cuts, which adds a little to bothe the dimension and the effect.
This weekend I acquired a new stamp platform. This one avoids the need for adding or removing the foam sheet adapter to accommodate cling or clear stamps. It has a spring mechanism which means that you just push it down further to stamp the clear stamps. It also has no edges so that larger pieces of card can also be accomodated. It comes with two magnets which are already in little holders which makes moving them around a much more simple operation!
SO far I'm delighted!
CAS Watercolour Challenge