Tuesday, June 8, 2021


Greetings! It's Tuesday so it's Kathi here to share a project with you.

I haven't played around with watercolors in ages, so I decided to get out my watercolor pencils and use them with Brusho Crystal Colors and Elements Dye Ink Pads by Lavinia Stamps.

I first chose the colors I wanted to use to color the image. I added water to four little containers, then shook a small amount of TurquoiseCobalt BlueCrimson, Sea Green Brusho Crystal Colors into each container. 

The image was stamped with black Archival ink onto watercolor paper.  Diluted Cobalt Blue Brusho Crystal Colors was used to color the sky around the boat. I pressed the lid of the Sahara Elements Dye Ink Pad into the pad, picked up the ink on the lid with a wet paintbrush, and painted the "sand" under the boat. 

Watercolor pencils were used to color the boat, sea, tidal pools, and the background. The pencils were blended using the little pots of diluted Brusho Crystal Colors. The colors of the tidal pools were deepened with Mermaid Elements Dye Ink.

I scored around the image, then tore along the score lines. The edges were further distressed with the edge of a pair of scissors. The image panel was matted onto red cardstock and set aside.

Sahara Elements Dye Ink Pad was brushed over the Marlene's World Stencil/Mask BM16 by Studio Light onto light yellow cardstock, trimmed to 4.75" x 6.75", and edged with the same ink.

The image panel was adhered to the stenciled background paper, then compass and anchor charms were attached to the card front using black thread.

The cardfront was adhered to a 5" x 7" blue card.

If you'd like to know more about this card, please visit my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping

 Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Mermaid and Sahara Elements Dye Ink Pads by Lavinia Stamps

Thanks for visiting! See you next Tuesday!

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully colored! And I love how you tore out the stamped image, distressed it, and popped it against that little touch of red.


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