Hi there! If you haven’t checked out the new Pinkfresh Studio October Washi Tape Release, you’re missing out! While I love the ease of creating with the washi tape, I am always up for some watercoloring, and I tried to emulate the loose, flowy style that I so admire from other artists when creating with the Indigo Roses Stamps and Coordinating Dies. Let’s get started with the details!
Crafty tip-I recently reorganized my Daniel Smith watercolors. I have, ahem, an abundance of Daniel Smith paints, and I had them in one large tin (large like the size of my laptop… eek), but I found that extremely challenging to work with due to the overwhelming amount of choices. I decided to organize them by color family into smaller tins, and I have found this very helpful in jumpstarting my creativity! I only tell you this because, in my opinion, it’s never a bad idea to reorganize your supplies if you feel like your creativity is being stifled by your current system of organization. Move things around, change them up, make your space work for you! Something that works wonderfully for someone else might not work perfectly for you, so don’t be afraid to switch things up. I will say that having a labelmaker has been extremely helpful after a particularly intense reorganization session, haha!
I began by heat embossing the beautiful images from the Indigo Roses Stamp set onto some Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper using Altenew’s Rose Gold embossing powder. This powder is a bit bolder than some other shades of rose gold, and it was a lovely, dramatic shade to pair with my watercoloring. I then used my Daniel Smith paints to add some beautiful, loose watercolor to these whimsical floral images. I made sure to use lots of water and allow the paint to bloom, creating a loose, super artsy look. I did try to keep the color more concentrated in the center of the flower, adding some Rose of Ultramarine to create extra drama. I die cut the finished flowers using the Coordinating Dies.
For the card base, I cut down two A2 card fronts from some Lawn Fawn Speckled Eggshell cardstock. This creamy cardstock has just enough texture to add some interest, and this warm white shade works perfectly with the warm white of the Arches watercolor paper. In my head, I saw these roses climbing up a trellis in an English garden, so I die cut the Pinkfresh Studio Simply Diamonds die from the second panel of Speckled Eggshell cardstock and popped it up on the full A2 panel for a tone-on-tone die cut background.
I arranged the flowers in a cluster on my “trellis”, then popped them up using a double layer of foam tape for tons of height and dimension. I added a greeting, heat embossed in the same rose gold embossing powder, then trimmed it out with my scissors into three pieces to create a custom greeting. I popped that up with some more foam adhesive, then finally added a few Blossom glitter drops to add a bit more pink and a bit more sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my project today! I hope you’ll check out the new washi tape product suites over on the Pinkfresh Studio website. They are absolutely stunning, and with so many options, make crafting a breeze and a joy. We are also having an Instagram Hop over on Instagram, where you can leave comments to win even more prizes. The hop starts @pinkfreshstudio, and you can simply click the different users to see tons of different inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!