I have a bad case of the winter blues - cold weather and snow always do me in. I have found that getting creative is the best way for me to overcome the doldrums so that is what I did today. I combined stamping with watercoloring - my two favorite ways to create!The colors are from the Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers : Watermelon Wonder, Lost Lagoon, and Old Olive. I went with flowers because that is another favorite of mine :)
I used Watercolor paper for the stamped panel and heavyweight Whisper White for the base. If you look closely there are some clear speckles on the stamped panel. To achieve this, I stamped the skeleton of the flower with Basic Black, then I stamped some speckles with Versamark and Gorgeous Grunge and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. It embossed the stems a little too but no big deal because the black still shows through.
Edited to add: I forgot to mention the Sale-a-bration set, What I Love in the list of stamps. I used the sweet little "Thank you" sentiment from that set.
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