Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Water colored scene

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week it is a fan favorite: Anything Goes!! And here is the card I created for your inspiration:
Last September at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo, my mother-in-law and I took a water
coloring workshop with ART Impressions.  It is really awesome because you use stamps to "water color" on water color paper.  They have designed lots of special stamps perfect for creating beautiful water colored scenes.  But, the beauty of the technique is that you can do it with any rubber stamps (I have done it a little with clear stamps as well, but I guess they don't hold the color as well).  So, in need of a masculine birthday card this week, I pulled out one of my favorite Repeat Impressions stamps and gave it a go.  After I was almost completely finished and I was trying to pull some color out for the background, I pulled out too much from the trees and made a big mess!!  I fixed it by adding some dot "leaves" to create more of a forest look.  Live and learn!  Then I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and added a little banner sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will hop over to the House blog to see the rest of the DT's creations and then get inky and play along with us.  And if you need any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your ENTIRE order coupon code over in my left sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Bass Harbor Light (lg)", "Random Dots", and "Happy Hello"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Alphabet Challenge--W is for Anything you wish
Cardz TV #108--anything goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #126--anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs--anything goes
Shopping Our Stash #414--the great outdoors
Penny's Challenge #465--anything goes
Double D--saying "hello"

Southern Girls--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #245--anything goes with a sentiment
Retro Rubber #129--anything goes (I have had this image [and the sentiment] for 4 1/2 years and the dots for 2 years)


Glittered Paws said...

Love the watercolor card you created - I'm not sure if I know how you did it - (will google after I finish comments). Love how you fixed your oops. Great job on Anything Goes this week.

Patti J said...

What a lovely card, Heather! Your watercoloring is gorgeous! Almost appears to have been an embossed image - great job!

Jan Clothier said...

Your watercoloured scene is fabulous - it's hard to think it was ever a big mess! Looks fab to me! Thank you for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Linda Mc Enery said...

Oh this is beautiful Heather! The beauty of any art is that only you, the artist, knows what you intended it to look like, so 'mistakes' are invisible. To me, this looks like you achieved exactly what you set out to, and it's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny's!

Donna said...

This is a beauty Heather, your water coloring and the dimension you achieved is fabulous!

Darlene said...

What a beautiful watercolor scene Heather! Nicely done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Hello’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Barbara said...

This card should be framed and displayed for it is just amazing. It is a handsome masculine card and artistic too. You learned the water color technique well. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Double D "Hello" Challenge.
Barbara DT

creationsnz said...

Super colouring on a lovely scene. So glad you shared with us at Incy Wincy, CarolG

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful job on the water coloring on this! I've been practicing this too, but have yet to finish one that I like! Awesome job!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautiful water colour scene. LOVE this!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Southern Girls and do come back and play again next challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo SGC DT

Diane said...

Beautifully created scene!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Vicki said...

Lovely water color scene! Fantastic colors too! Thanks for joining the Double D, "HELLO" Challenge.

Esther Asbury said...

Oh Heather, this is gorgeous! I recognized the ART Impressions look right away! I'm you paint the stamp or the image after you stamped it? At any rate, yours turned out beautifully (even the blooper!).

Joy Wilson said...

What a beautiful scene! Wow! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

lauren bergold said...

love that beautiful seascape and your watercoloring takes it to the next level! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this fortnight!

Furrbster said...

What a lovely scene,

Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Carol L said...

That's such a pretty scene you've created and I love that it's watercolored! Very impressive technique and a great fix for the oops!

Chana Malkah said...

This is a beautiful scene and it is so very well executed! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana Malkah, DT

Suze said...

Beautiful scene. I like the sentiment that you added too. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

Suze said...

I'm back with a different DT hat on! Thanks for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Claire Grantham said...

Love the pretty scene you have created, I am very jealous that you got to take an ART Impressions workshop. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Neva Cole said...

Lovely scene that is beautifully colored. We appreciate you playing along with us at Retro Rubber for anything goes.