Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Critter Fun

The cards I am showcasing today are both images from one of the Penny Black clear sets released in February.  This one is called "Critter Fun".  I think the title says it all.   I used water colors for both of these cards but these cute critter scenes could just have easily been done with either copics or colored pencils. 

My first card was mounted on a A-6 cardbase that was first stamped with Simon Says Stamp "Diagonal Stripes" SSS101532 using Versamark Ink and heated embossed with WOW! "White Pearl" embossing powder.  The sentiment is also from Penny Black "April Showers"  30-172. 

The second card is for the April CCC challenge.  The color scheme and the layout were both selected as part of the challenge.  If you haven't tried this monthly challenge I would strongly encourage you to check it out.  The "Hello" die is from Simon Says Stamp, "Painted Hello" SSSD111486.  The sentiment is Hero Arts CL173 " Simple Message".  Patterned paper is My Mind's Eye "Mabel Papers" 6X6 pad.  These last two are older and are probably no longer available.

Water coloring cards is my way of getting in more practise time with the medium.  All of the tutorials and classes I see say that to become familiar with how they work you need to just use them.  If practise does make perfect.... I am giving it a try.   It also helps to encourage me to use watercolor for my projects, if I already have card sized pieces of watercolor paper die cut and ready to go.   Both of these images were stamped using  Jet Black Archival Ink because of it's waterproof properties.

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