Hi there! Colorado Craft Company has a brand new Anita Jeram release available right now… and it’s so gosh darn cute!! We are celebrating all things adorable with a blog hop, so you should have arrived here from Nichol Spohr and your next stop is Amy Tsuruta. These darling new sets are perfect for people like me, who like the look of sweet little storybook critters, but are terrible at scene building. The new Happily Ever After stamp set has a variety of individual images that are already “laid out” for you, so no masking is required, or you can also use the beautiful (and huge!) wedding scene. Let’s get started with the details on my cute little wedding card!
I started by stamping the little mice sitting by the tree and the wedding cake from Happily Ever After on some Arches Cold Press watercolor paper using Hero Arts’s Contour Ink so that I could do some no-line watercoloring. I then watercolored the images using Schmincke watercolors. I just love the two little mice in this scene; they remind me of my biggest twinkies- waiting patiently for the cake to be cut, but keeping an eagle eye on things so that they don’t miss out!!
I added a pale blue halo around the topmost portion of the scene, allowing the blue sky to fade organically away by adding lots of water to my brush and pulling the color out. One of the things that I love most about watercolor is that you can be super detailed and specific, or you can make just the merest suggestion of a shape, a color, a shadow… and the brain will supply the intended effect. (Usually-ha!) I used a flicking motion to add grass to the bottom of my scene, allowing various intensities of color and going over the same spots I’d already painted a few times as they dried to make the grass look fuller.
Once everything had dried, I heat embossed a greeting from Happily Ever After using Altenew’s Obsidian Black and clear embossing powder. The crisp black with the clear embossing powder helps the sentiment really pop over the soft watercoloring.
Well, that’s all for my project today! To celebrate this latest release, Colorado Craft Company has some fun giveaways:
Colorado Craft Company is giving away one of each of the new stamp sets. In order to be eligible for the giveaway, leave a comment on each blog. The comments will be open until midnight Eastern time on the 16th and winners will be announced by us on the 17th on the Colorado Craft Company blog.
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That’s all for my post today! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping! Here’s the full hop lineup:
Colorado Craft Company- Adrienne Kennedy