Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Happy Little Stampers August Watercolor Challenge

It is the beginning of August and time for a new  watercolor challenge at Happy Little Stampers

The challenge is always Anything Goes but you do have the option to make it Ocean themed.

I do not have many ocean themed stamps so I went off on a creative journey.  I drew my fish and colored them with different watercolor pens, pencils and paint.  I added doodles with gel pens and a fine line black marker.  I also used some clear Tonic drops to make the bubbles (it actually covers up very poorly done ink bubbles).  Thank goodness I could cover those drawn bubbles with the clear drops.

The background water is six to eight different colors of blue watercolor paint.

Here are some close ups of the fish I drew.  The two fish hiding in the weeds (the weeds were cut with my Silhouette and watercolored) were also cut on the Silhouette.

Please come and join us at Happy Little Stampers and participate in our August Watercolor challenge.

Thanks for dropping by.


Lindsey said...

Why own ocean-themed stamps when you can just draw such wonderful ones! Beautiful scene, and all the more impressive because of the hand-drawn elements!

Ina G said...

Love your colourful hand drawn fish Barb. Beautiful ocean scene here. Fabulous take on our theme this month.

Sue - said...

I love all those brightly coloured fishes!

BożenA said...

Your card looks like a photo of a marine aquarium. Strong and joyful colors look great for this card. Great inspiration for our challenge.