Watercolor with Picket Fence and Poppy Stamps
Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I hope that 2019 brings all of you much joy and happiness!
Today I am sharing a project I created with a new-to-me Picket Fence stamp, along with a brand new set of friendship greetings from Poppy Stamps! I also used watercolor in an unexpected place, which creates some amazing drama!
This amazing Beautiful Girls stamp is called Sydnee; Picket Fence has a whole series of Beautiful Girl stamps, which I really love.
I’ve enjoyed working with these Beautiful Girls stamps; you can see another project I created with the Isabella set in this tutorial (includes a video).
What strikes me most about the Sydnee stamp is her gorgeous hair. The cascading locks are so pretty and immediately I thought of her hair with a rainbow of color across it. I wasn’t sure how the end result would look, but once I had finished, I was completely in love with the look!
For watercoloring, I used my custom mix of Prima and Daniel Smith colors; I keep the colors stored in half pans, organized inside the Altenew Pan Case.
Because of the way this girl’s hair is illustrated, I planned ahead with the colors; darker, more intense colors such as red, blue and purple are placed in the center area of her hair and under her chin. I reserved the lighter colors for the edges of her hair. The placement of the colors gives the image more contrast and depth. For the rest of the girl, I used traditional colors, which lends to a really dramatic appearance.
The greeting is a beauty as well! It comes from the Love and Friends Poppy Stamps set, which is filled with sweet sentiments of friendship. I used one of them along the right side of the card. With the coloring of this girl taking center stage, I kept the rest of the card very simple and only added a few Ice Crystal sequins from Lucy’s Cards.
I hope this card has inspired you to try using lots of colors in unexpected places on your next project; I also hope that you are inspired to create with these great stamps from Picket Fence and Poppy Stamps!
I am so happy you stopped by today, and that you will be coming back again soon for more creative ideas!
Beautiful card. Love the loose watercolor look. Very elegant and stunning. It is a show stopper. Thanks so much for sharing your art.🐧
First time I have seen your cards! WOW!
Beautiful!!!! I want all those beautiful girls stamps now. ☺️
Awesome!! Love the colour you chose.
Stunning. So sad there’s no video!!
WOW! This is just so stunning! Nicely done!
Gorgeous look ! Do really love the rainbow of hair, so pretty. Nice mix of stamp sets they blend so well. Thank you for inspiring me today.