Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Challenge with SweetStamps.com

Hi!  Today starts a new challenge at SweetStamps.com, and I had a ton of fun playing with my stamps and distress markers as I watercolored this card for the Fall theme...

To create this card I started by heat embossing my tree and sentiment with two different embossing powders.  Next I went about coloring with my markers and going back over with a wet brush.  I find it helpful to color only a little bit at a time and adding the water as you go.  If you let the colored part sit too long then it is harder to get the color to blend.  I also recommend using a thicker watercolor cardstock as you will be using lots of water. I just love the colors of trees in the Fall, so that is what inspired me most when I heard the title of this challenge.

I hope to see you play along as it is open to everyone and any products are allowed to be used.  If you have a SweetStamps.com image, die, or stencil (they carry these now too!) you will get a second entry, woot woot!

I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Use Watercolors

Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:

Two Swirly Trees 1032H    Framed Handwritten Words Clear Stamp Set SS4406      Fine Detail EP MEDIEVAL METALS    Fine Detail EP FALL FIESTA SPARKLE 

  Distress MARKERS Full Set in Canister


Denise said...

Lisa this is very nice! love the background and the colors on your tree! Very nice!

*Vicki* said...

Really beautiful background among your pretty embossed tree!! HUGS :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

I saw your card on the blog and was wondering what powder you used to get the effect you achieved- so pretty! Love the fall colors you added and your BG is fabulous!

Caryn said...

Such a pretty card - your watercolouring is fantastic.

Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Watercolour Challenge.
Caryn x

jessica said...

Such a beautiful card Lisa! LOVE the gold on the tree!!!

Jennifer Grace said...

Your watercoloured tree looks amazing! x