Well, I figured since it’s been a long time since I had a nice long stamping session that I’d make up for it today. The Ways to Use It challenge was to emboss and image before watercoloring it in. I love to do this because it is so much easier to keep your color in the lines. The little raised ridge does a lot for that.
I haven’t played with this set in about 2 or 3 years, but I thought it would be perfect for the challenge. I inked my stamp in Versamark and then immediately in Basic Gray classic ink. I then stamped it onto Whisper White and heat embossed it with crystal clear embossing powder. I used Watercolor Wonder Crayons to color my images in. I had stamped the castle a total of 4 times and did a lot of cutting on this one. Since I wanted the focus to be the castle I kept the rest of the layout really simple. I also used colors I almost never use, but it seems more like a fairy tale castle being purple. I think purple is a very majestic color, so Lovely Lilac and Orchard Opulence did the trick today.
I spent so much time coloring and cutting that it is now almost time to head back to school to get Colin. All in all, this card took a little over an hour from start to finish.
stamps – Dreams & Dragons, Warm Words
paper – Whisper White, Lovely Lilac
ink – Soft Sky, Basic Gray Classic Ink, Watercolor Wonder Crayons in Lovely Lilac, Orchard Opulence Old Olive, Close to Cocoa
Accessories – AquaPainter, crystal clear ep, heat gun, dimensionals
technique – Embossed Watercolor