Friday 21 July 2017

STAMPlorations a reminder and happy summer holidays

Hi and welcome to a reminder that there is still time to join us for the July theme/sketch challenge over at STAMPlorations. It's our last one for a couple of months so we DT can have a break and recharge our batteries. 
Here is my inspiration for you.

I decided i better use some of my NEBUS stash, so got out my Lotus Love set and had a play.
I sort of used both the sketch and the theme, you could use either though.

After stamping, masking and embossing, I coloured the flowers with my Zig pens and then washed in some blue for the water. The embossed outline, I used clear over black, allows the watercolour to flow without getting where you don't want it to. I trimmed away the right hand side of the design and slipped under a piece of DP that I had floating around with some added black Copic colouring. The sentiment, from the Fond Expressions #2 set was stamped in black to finish.

For more fab inspiration check out the rest of the team here,
Join us, we'd love to see what you do with the theme/sketch.

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  1. Brilliant colours Julie, the reflection is wonderful and the paper strip looks fab. Lawn mowing is's pouring!! Shame!! xx

  2. Oh MY! Your yellow water lilies are amazing, Julie! Such fabulous coloring skills. I love the drama of the black and white background, too, and your water is GORGEOUSLY done! xx

  3. Beautiful saying and beautiful card!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspiration Challenges.
    -Sandy, DT

  4. I love your take on the sketch and the deep colours of the water, just gorgeous!

  5. What a beautiful card, the water lilies are gorgeously colored, love the way you created the water, it looks amazing.
    Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  6. Gorgeous! Your water is amazingly colored! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!

  7. Wow what an amazing result you got colouring those beautiful water lilies and the reflection Julie. Stunning.

  8. WOW is right! Those Lotus flowers are truly gorgeous! Then the water and the yellow shadows! So impressed! Thanks so much for being in our gallery at Seize the Birthday...we sure do appreciate it!

  9. Beautiful coloring & design--love this card!

  10. Fab card, Julie! I love the water effect. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)


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