Monday, May 31, 2021

Happy Little Stampers June Watercolor Challenge

 How did it get to be June?  We have completed five months of 2021.  But on the bright side, it is time for a new watercolor challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  

As always our watercolor challenge is Anything Goes.  These are the best challenges to do.  Of course, once again, I have done flowers.  I need to break out of this pattern.

The elements for my card are die cuts from Stampin Up.  This is their Poppy dies.  The sentiment is also a Stampin Up die shape.

The poppy bases are watercolor paper and colored with different shades of red and oranges.  There is a closer look at the flowers in pictures below the card so you can see the variation of color in the blooms.  The black outline was cut from a shiny black paper.  The center of the poppies are gold card stock.

The background for the card was done with ink smooshing and an oxide ink.  It adds a little color to the background.  The sentiment die was also smooshed in ink.  

The sentiment was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  A circle of gold vellum is behind the sentiment so that it pops off the background.  It is raised with foam so that a flower and the leaves can be tucked under the circle.  The large poppy and one small poppy are raised with foam.

The card was finished with gold splatter.  

Here is a close up of the small poppies.

Here is a close up of the large poppy.  See the variance in color.

Here is a close up of the sentiment.

Please come and play along with our June Watercolor Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.


Lindsey said...

I'm with you - occasionally particular days seem long, but whaddaya mean, it's June? :D Your card is gorgeous, with the beautiful flowers, the just-right amount of spatter, and the perfectly placed sentiment.

Helen said...

It is amazing how quickly the year seems to have flown!! We'll be talking Christmas in no time!! :) Your card is wonderful with those wonderful large floers around the clever die cut central diecuts. Enjoy the ride and stay safe! :)

Sue - said...

Love the richness of your card!