Hi Everyone, I have quite a few stamp sets on my ‘favourites’ list from the new 2017/2018 Annual Catalogue and the first one which made it to my ‘must have’ list was the Bright Wishes stamp set. The well is so very lovely and for someone who likes to colour images, I thought it was perfect for me. So far, I have only painted the image using water and the Stampin’ Write markers but you could easily colour it with any colouring medium, including the Watercolour Pencils. Firstly, I must apologise for the quality of the photographs. I’ve had trouble with my lighting and being in the middle of winter, the sun isn’t assisting me either.
Here’s the card…
The first card is a little darker than I intended. I had been hoping to create a little more of a red brick well but I ended up using too much of the brown when painting the image. Having said that, I really do like the look up of the coloured image against the Early Espresso and the Old Olive cardstock.
As you can see from the stamp set, the sentiment “wishing you all the best” is actually stacked. I decided I wanted it to be across the bottom of the well in one single line. To do this, I used a stamp positioning tool (for this project, I used a stamp-a-ma-jig, but a MISTI would be a great tool as well). I masked off the bottom portion with a post-it note, inked it up and then stamped it down. TIP: make sure you clean your stamp REALLY well after you’ve finished the first stamp as you do not want to get ink in the wrong place. Then you repeat the process masking the words you just stamped. I hadn’t really wanted to include the full stop at the end as I usually don’t like to have full stops, or exclamation marks, on my cards…unless it REALLY warrants it! How do you all feel about your sentiments having these sorts of punctuation marks on your sentiments? Maybe it is just me who has a problem. lol
Here’s my second card…
For my second card, I was looking at creating a much lighter card and I thought I’d go for a grey toned stone well. I used the Sahara Sand marker for the stones and I *love* the look. I did play around with some of the other colours used to paint the image. The other big difference from the card above is that I used the Pattern Party Decorative Masks to add sponge on some clouds. Originally, my plan was to have white clouds and keep the sky blue but I was a little heavy handed with my first cloud. That’s okay, I went with it and the blue clouds still look pretty.
What are you colouring at the moment?
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Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount), I link to them both. At the end, I have also linked to other ‘staple’ items you might need to finish the project (such as adhesive and a paper trimmer).
Lovely wells…I like the gray one best, but your coloring on both is wonderful. I’m with you as I don’t like periods at the end of sentiments. Especially when the first letter is not capitalized!
Oh thank you so much, Jeanne! I’m glad I’m not alone on the full stop issue. Drives me bonkers. 🙂