Just Add Water
Prior to moving to the west coast, I worked at an art studio in Massachusetts. While my specialty was framing pictures, I took the time to test several art mediums while working there. I went from colored pencils to pastels and guache. I tried my hand at acrylic, oil and watercolor paints. And nothing seemed to stick. I was destined to frame art and not create it.
Jar of Love
One of the bundles I had to get my hands on before May 31st was the Jar of Love Bundle. While both the stamps and thinlits will be available in the new catalog, if you order before the end of the month you save 10%! As soon as I got my delivery I started playing with this set. The possiblities are truly endless. I decided to focus on watercolors, as it was a stormy day here and wetwork seemed appropriate.
Remember how I've said I was intimidated by watercolors? The learning curve is not as steep as I once feared. The number one thing to remember? Just keep adding layers! Each layer adds depth and creates richer color and texture. For today's card I used the drip technique to create a stunning backdrop for my jar. This effect made the pastel tones even softer and became a beautiful layer to add my jar to.
I stamped my jar on watercolor paper in Dapper Denim, then used Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum and the new In Color, Powder Pink to color. I stamped the Love sentiment in Powder Pink, then used the other three colors to add depth. I finished it off with some White Perfect Accents and a sentiment from the new Colorful Seasons set (available June 1st).
I hope you love this card as much as I do! The wonderful thing about these stamps is the versatility and the way they push you outside of your comfort zone. What new things have you tried lately? Head down to the comments and inspire me!