... when you can make a bunch. I did some watercolouring while I was at my table at the market on Sunday and made lots of cards using the same basic design.
I stamped the bud/stem from Artfully Asian stamp set using Basic Black ink. Then I used an aquapainter (has a reservoir for water and a brush on the end) and some ink from my ink pad. (Squeeze the ink pad before opening it. When you flip the lid there will be a smudge of ink on the lid that you can use to paint with.)
I watercoloured the buds and leaves, then chose matching cardstock for the card base or for matting. For the base card I stamped the leaves from Artfully Asian using Versamark. (Versamark gives a watermark effect so is great for subtle backgrounds.) I sponged around the edge of the card using the matching ink, a simple step which really gave the cards that little extra pizzazz. I matted the white piece and popped some ribbon underneath (some SU ribbon, and some from my stash.) I was making Thank You cards so the greeting that came with the Artfully Asian set worked well in the lower right corner, or you could substitute another from a greeting stamp set.
I used Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Real Red, Pink Passion and Brocade Blue for my base cards, and for watercolouring.
I think this one was my favourite colour scheme from this batch. Which one do you prefer?
If you would like to make 3 cards in this design, come along to my Stamp A Stack on Thursday, June 19th at 7.30pm in Avondale Heights. We'll be making 3 of these and 3 of another design with matching envelopes. All materials supplied, $15. Lots of fun. Bookings are essential and close 15th June for this class. Further details in the June Classes page - link is in the left column there. I have different designs each month so keep an eye out for one that appeals to you.