Monday, April 8, 2019

Paper Smooches April Challenge & SSS Wednesday Challenge!

Hello there!  I had some time yesterday to make a card, so I broke out my Distress Inks to do some watercoloring and made a card for the Paper Smooches April Challenge!  This month, it's a sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch:

To create my card, I started off by watercoloring several layers of stripes using a 1" flat brush and Distress inks in Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire.  I painted each stripe and dried it between layer before painting another over top.  I also added some white pearl watercolor splatters and splatters with white acrylic paint.  When it was dry, I diecut the panel with the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangles dies.  I stamped and colored images from the Courteous Cuties stamp set with my Copic markers and diecut them with the coordinating Courteous Cuties Icons dies.  I arranged the scene on the panel and popped everything up with foam tape.  The sentiment is from the Courteous Cuties 2 stamp set and it is stamped on a banner diecut from the Bannerific Dies set.  To finish things off, I added some white gel pen accents, some clear droplets from my stash, and a few smaller bubbles using Nuvo Morning Dew drops.

Keep On Swimming

I am also going to enter this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!  The theme this week is Animal Antics and these cute images are a perfect fit! :)

That's all for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!! :)


Melanie Mallek said...

Looooove your card! When adding the white paint splatters, do you do it with a toothbrush? I've tried using this technique as I adore the effect it gives but haven't had much luck! Any suggestions?

Lin said...

Blue is my favorite color and you've made a gorgeous background with these lovely shades, Audrey, perfect for your little creatures! Thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Chris Dring said...

This is absolutely adorable! LOVE the underwater scene you created!

Audrey said...

Melanie, I hope you see this reply! I use a little paint brush and a bit of slightly watered down white acrylic paint. The toothbrush spatters are too messy for me as it tends to go everywhere! I just load the brush and tap the handle with my finger, moving it around where I want to spatter. The closer to the paper, the bigger the paint drops. Hope that helps! :)