Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Watercolour Wetlands

Often when the new catalogue comes out, all the old favourites are pushed to the back of the shelves, neglected. Wetlands has always been a favourite of mine, especially the stamp with the group of water birds, which reminds me so much of the birds that gather on the tranquil beach where we holiday.

This time I used watercolor paper soaked under the tap, both sides, before dropping ink from Stampin' Up!® re-inkers onto the paper. I believe I've used Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Old Olive.
Leaving it to dry properly overnight, I cut the paper into useable pieces, then studied it to decide where to place the stamps. I was very concerned that the dark pink splodges were too much, but on completion, I love every one of these cards. It really does create such a soft, soothing scene.
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Cheers, Rachel

2 comments:

  1. Absolutely exquisite. One of my favorite SU stamp sets and your backgrounds are just exquisite! Thanks for sharing. My Mom did beautiful watercolor in high school and as a child, I enjoyed my time going through her album. She always told me she got best results by wetting the paper first, like you did.

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  2. Rachel these are gorgeous. I love each of them and the colours you chose are perfect. I hope this stamp set stays forever.

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