Hello dear friends and fellow crafters, and welcome to the last day of February in 2023! This has been an extremely busy month and I am just getting started. Since this is the last day of the month, I realized that I didn’t enter Altenew Inspiration Challenge for this month, and this is quite literally, the last chance to enter it.
This is (was) the inspiration image for the month of February.
The colors are just absolutely stunning and I have been working with this color pallet a lot. You have seen me use this combination several times, and honestly, this is onof my favorite color combinations.
Laura Jane is this month’s guest designer and the host of the challenge. She created these beautiful cards that were inspired by the image that she took.
Here is my take on it:
First, let’d do some housekeeping. Here is the list of the items I used to create my cards:
- Altenew Dot Botanicals Stamp Set
- Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set
- Altenew Watercolor Markers
- Altenew Permanent Black Ink
And, of course, when you see me using the watercolor markers from Altenew, you know what’s coming: my favorite technique – “the Blob Technique”. I think I got this one down and I am pretty sure you do too.. 😂
For all of you who are not familiar with my “Blob Technique”, this is what you do. Generously mist your watercolor paper with water and simply add the the pigment to it and watch the magic happen. Yes, you can absolutely do this technique with regular watercolors, I just like using these pens because, first they are easy to use, and second they are highly pigmented, therefore the color will not fade much after it dries.
Once I was done applying the color to my paper, I used a heat gun to speed up the drying process. If you do not have a heat gun, that is ok, you can always just dry it naturally; just remember that the project needs to dry completely.
Next, I simply stamped the solid images and added sentiments with Altenew Permanent Black Ink.
My tip to you is to use a stamp tool for this because you will definitely have to double stamp it, because you are working with watercolor paper
Next, I glued the cards to the base and embellished them with some jewels. And the project was done!
I just love how these cards turned out. I have to admit that putting the jewels on took longer than cards itself. 😂 Another advise that I can give you is use your time wisely! 😉
I hope you give this technique a try, and if you do, please share your thoughts.
Before I say goodbye, let me remind you that this is the last week for you grab your kits for the class that I am teaching on Saturday. If you are interested in attending the class in person, you can either contact me, or you can visit my blog from last week for more information.
Thank you all for visiting me today. Enjoy your week and I will see you next week with some new stuff.