It's time for fall colors, pretty flowers, and watercolors. I'll confess... all the new stamps I've been buying lately are cute or whimsical or totally stylized, and that's because at the other end of the spectrum I have my huge collection of Power Poppy stamps and digis. I need look no further as I have several I haven't colored yet. For instance, this particular stamp from the Bountiful Bouquet digital set:
This is one gorgeous set! The other image is is one of my all time favorites by Marcella. Sigh... now that I've colored this one... Seriously, what took me so long?
I literally flopped the card down onto the paint tray and snapped the pictures when it was finished. It's very colorful with all those Gansai Tambi paints in the background. With the abundance of stamping I've been doing lately it gets to be a bit much always clearing off the table, setting up for a picture, then putting it all back together for more coloring.
I don't know if you can see how I stenciled a leafy pattern onto certain areas of the background ever so faintly. Just a bare suggestion. After I made a blue wash around the flowers I stenciled with blue ink, then washed away most of it with a wet brush. Splattered with gold paint, tied with linen thread, then popped up on a grocer's kraft card base which had been impressed with the largest die in the Lil' Inker Side Stitched Rectangles set. The largest die impresses, but does not cut.
That's all the stamping for this week. I'll be back! Have a beautiful day!