Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Day 192: September SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog hop! This month we have over 40 consultant artists sharing their creations with the September SOTM, an elegant set of 10 images called Paper Garden. You may be arriving here from SARAH'S BLOG. Let's Hop!
  As excited as I am for all of the new paper lines released with the new Annual Inspirations  book today, I am over the moon for our new watercolor paints and watercolor paper! I stamped this floral spray from the September SOTM in Whisper ink to use as a template for my watercoloring. Then I used the two biggest brushes in our new set to paint over the SOTM image. I may be stretching just a bit, but I'm linking up to the Paper Issues You Rule the School Party, because playing with my watercolors takes me right back to the happiness of elementary school art class. Why I didn't already have a set of these is beyond me, since I always loved painting in school. I'm already ordering a second set for my kiddos to play with, because it is too much fun not to share!
I worked with the flowers first, then after the image had dried a bit I came back in with a more watered down pigment to shade in the background. I lined the edges of the image using a fine tipped journaling marker. I also did a tapping motion with my brush against my fingers to add the red and black speckles - I am loving the control of that effect even more than spritz! I ran my loaded brush around the edges using the black color to define the edges of my card. Finally, I added a sentiment from the Hello Life Combo and finished off with a few Red Enamel Gems.

You can harvest this stamp set for your own collection only in the month of September, so check with your consultant or click here to gather your Paper Garden today. Next up on the hop is JEN'S BLOG. Happy hopping!

16 comments:

Amy Moore said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the combination of SOTM & Hello Life, plus the watercolors are so amazing!!

Catherine Nowak said...

Stunning!!!

Sherry Day said...

Love, love, love this card!!!!

Kathy Burrows said...

Love it! Loving the watercolor set myself, so I appreciated your explanation of what you did on this card.

Michelle Battitori said...

LOVE this!!!!!

Lee Kendel said...

your enthusiasm for the watercolors has me all revved up to try them.

Jennifer Rubio said...

Once again, I'm surprised (and not at all surprised, lol) by your creative AWESOMENESS Wendy!! You never cease to amaze and inspire me with your creativity!! LOVE this card and am so inspired by how you've used the watercolors here :)

Helen Gullett said...

Your card is super beautiful, Wendy! Love the artsy looking.

Lauren said...

Wow, I love what you have done with this stamp set! I am severely lacking in artistic talent with the watercolours, will have to have a serious play!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Very pretty, Wendy.

Michelle Stewart said...

Another stunning creation. Love the detail that the pen added, and the flowers look so different just by how you painted them. Love it.

papercraftingprincess said...

Wendy, this card is absolutely amazing.

Kim said...

I think this is my absolute favorite watercolor is this stamp set, yet! Love this!

Nikka Geers said...

This is so beautiful. I just love this so much. I will have to try that

Brenda Lapp said...

Gorgeous! I love what you did with the journaling pen. Thanks for sharing a bit about your technique.

Sheila Bennett said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Your use of the watercolors is fabulous, and the definition of the image using the journaling pen really completes the card.

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