A few weeks ago I thought to myself that I really need to make Christmas cards all year round. Then I stumbled upon a new challenge called Merry Monday, a new weekly sketch challenge. And here's this week's sketch:
I've combined this sketch with the SUO Challenge to pick a technique that's something you use infrequently – or not at all.
I tried several different methods of watercoloring (aqua painter and ink pads, aqua painter and reinkers, blender pen and ink pads, blender pen and reinkers). For the size images I had, the blender pen and reinker gave me the best effect. (I thought about photographing my "mistakes," but I don't want to embarrass myself. LOL!) I used the image created on watercolor paper.
Stamps: Polar Party
Paper: Watercolor, Real Red, Garden Green, Brights Collection Patterns dsp paper stack. Regals Collection Patterns dsp paper stack
Ink: Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pacific Point, Early Espresso, StazOn jet black
Accessories: Big Shot, Tasteful Trim die, Blender Pen, Dazzling Details, 2-way glue pen, Stamp-a-ma-jig
PS- No matter what I did, I could not stamp that sentiment properly. If anyone has any tips on stamping fine print words or intricate designs, please let me know. Although I could stamp the trees with no problems, I think my StazOn pad is not evenly inked.