Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Helping Me Grow Watercolour Card: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello my friends and welcome to the official Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop! I hope you enjoy your stop here in Calgary, AB Canada and are excited to be whisked around the world for a fabulous blog hop! This week we are using a selection of different flower and baby stamp sets, so the hop should be quite a mix!

Today's card is one that has all of my favourite things: watercolouring, bright colours, gold splatter, and twine. Yep, this is an Allison card for sure!
The random watercolouring on this card was created with my three 'go to' colours: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, and Daffodil Delight. First, I stamped the flower image on watercolour paper and set the ink with the heat tool. Next I took my Aqua Painter filled with water and did a water wash over the portions of the card I wanted the watercolouring to spread to. I didn't want my flower image to be coloured perfectly, so I intentionally added extra water outside the lines. After the water was applied I went straight for my ink pads and added bursts of colour with my Aqua Painter. Don't overthink it, just let it all mix and blend naturally. 

Both the incredible flower image and 'thanks' are from the Helping Me Grow stamp set, and you'll find that swirly 'friend' in the Endless Thanks stamp set. Don't they look fabulous paired together?! 
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Use this month's hostess code when you shop online to earn rewards!
When you shop with me you're earning Stamp Tokens too! For every $50 (before shipping & tax) you earn 1 Stamp Token. Collect 8 Stamp Tokens and receive a FREE clear or photopolymer STAMP SET of your choice (valued up to $40).

Now before you head to the online store to do your shopping (don't forget to check the Clearance Rack!) please go and visit my friend Amy O'Neill! She's always got something stunning to share.

Happy Stampin'


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7 comments:

  1. Allison, I really struggled with a good way to color that particular stamp. I love this idea.

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  2. WOW. Talk about POP. This card literally pops off the screen. I love it. Such a great technique with this type of flower stamp set. XO

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  3. AMAZING! Love everything about this card!

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  4. Love this!! The flowers truly pop!

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  5. This is truly an "Allison" card! Full on color and technique! Amazing as always and you inspires me to be bold!

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  6. Allison this is the prettiest card I have seen with this set. I love the technique. I love it too as I don't have to stay in the lines to colour!!

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