About 6 years ago, I went to a watercolour with Tombows class in Montreal, and it was fantastic. So when I heard there was a class at the LSS, teaching this technique but a bit more advanced, I signed up right away. I thought I could brush up the technique, and learn some more tips and tricks. I have to say I was a bit disappointed. While the cards we made are pretty, and the stamps were gorgeous, I didn't learn anything new. I know the others in the class were just thrilled, because they had never done this technique before, so I know it's just me.
I didn't assemble my cards at the class, I came home and incorporated my own ideas. The deer one is a bit of a mess, because we were using paint brushes from the perfect pearls sets, not proper watercolour brushes, which will make all the difference in the world. I did buy this stamp and will make more cards with it though, it's a beautiful stamp from The Stamp Barn. We were supposed to use blue for the background, but there weren't enough blue markers, so of course, I chose lavender! I know....what a surprise! lol
The pointsettia card is beautiful in person, and I hope I can capture that in my pic. The first layer is just on plain thin white c/s. Then the image was stamped twice on vellum, and painted on the back. Then the 2 vellum layers were cut out and layered onto the white base. It's cool when you paint vellum, it natually curls. This card is so dimensional IRL. I really wanted to use a lighter feel of ribbon, but the only burgundy I had that matched was velvet, so that's what I used..lol The sentiment is from Quietfire Design, and the pointsettia is from The Stamp Barn. I made a boo boo on this card, on the bottom of the flower, usually you can get rid of it with a dab of water, but this was really light weight paper, and all I did was spread it instead of erase it...urgh! lol
Thanks for stopping by today!
Off to stamp some more.....