This is a digital stamp, so I was able to enlarge it to make the no-line coloring easier. I also goofed around with different filters in Photoshop Elements to soften the outline. I tried so many different filters and adjustments to the filters that I couldn't begin to tell you how I arrived at this. I can, however, tell you that it's tons of fun to play around with digi manipulation. Just remember to keep the original!
After filters were applied I lightened the color a little. Pictured below is the digi before coloring, along with a well-used paint brush and an open Stampin' Up! ink pad. I'll sometimes use the open pad for a palette, or I'll drop ink from a reinker into a separate palette.
The curve was cut by slipping the image panel into a large oval die. Stitched that to the designer paper, tied up with ribbon and tucked a glittered heart next to the ribbon knot.
Inks for watercoloring:
- Blooms -- Rose Red, Bravo Burgundy
- Leaves -- Sage Shadow, Handsome Hunter, More Mustard
- Background -- Pink Pirouette, More Mustard
The challenge link again:
Say YES to NO Lines!
And that's that! I hope I can pop in again soon. I have a few cards that need making so maybe I'll have more to share next week. See you soon!
Stamps: Power Poppy digital Camellias with sentiment from Potted Primroses Paper: Arches 140 lb hot press watercolor, pale pink Bazzill textured, Whimsy Stamps Whimsy Romance designer paper Ink: Printer, Versafine Onyx Black for sentiment, Stampin' Up! inks for watercoloring Accessories: Organdy ribbon, microfine glitter (on heart), Spellbinders Nested Lacy Pennants, Spellbinders Grand Ovals, Paper Smooches Hearts