Hey all and welcome! Today I’m participating in a fun blog hop, marking the launch of the new Hero Arts 2016 Summer catalog in the Hero Arts online store!
For my cards today, I used the new Road Trip stamp set, and went a little crazy with some quick and lazy watercoloring!
This was so fun to make! To start with, I took a 4.25×5.5 watercolor cardstock panel (larger than I needed, but I like to start big so it’s easier to trim down later) and stamped the mountains. The nice thing about the mountain stamp in this set is that, while it doesn’t quite cover an A2 card the short way across, it’s super easy to continue the mountain “border.” I stamped the mountains using Weathered Wood – for the background mountains, I inked up with the same ink, but stamped off on some scratch paper before stamping onto the panel. This way I get a more faded look for those background mountains.
Then I colored the mountains with a mix of Zig Clean Color brushes and Weathered Wood, using a water brush to mix them. There was really no specific way of coloring them, just what I thought looked nice.
Here’s another card, using the same concept, except a blue camper…
The trees were stamped haphazardly using a mix of Distress Inks (listed below) and water, to blend it out.
The sky and ground were colored using a mix of Zig Clean Color brushes and Distress Inks as well.
I topped off the campers with some gems, and stamped a sentiment from the Hello Gorgeous stamp set.
To see how really easy this card is to make (and some tips!), here’s a video…
If you are having problems viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.
Now, for the rest of the blog hop – be sure to visit everyone on the list and leave a comment. Hero Arts is giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 15 at 11:59pm PT and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
Blog hop order:
Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless!
Ink: Hero Arts Charcoal, Distress Inks Old Paper, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters and Chipped Sapphire
Other: Zig Clean Color brushes Light Gray, Gray Brown, Gray, Dark Gray, Beige, Green Gray and Dark Brown
Tools: water paintbrush, embossing gun