Turn Your Stamping to Painting!

sketchesHello everyone, it’s Chrissy checking in with your next dose of Sketches 2 Ways!  Today I’m going to play with a fun watercolor technique and I hope you will enjoy it and the sketch for this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.  Are you ready for your peek?  Here goes nothing!

CTS_Sketch77 What do you think?  Pretty awesome isn’t it?  Let’s throw in some fun Sweet Stamp Shop sets to make it even better!  For my first card, I used two awesome sets, Panda Face and Feeling Today.

pandaweb__23254.1391283976.386.513feeling todaySSS_MAYS2W2aI just love all the expressions you can put on this sweet little panda and combining it with some of the awesome stamps from Feeling Today, made a perfectly adorable card to just check in with someone you care about.  Super fun!

My second card uses the new Balloons and Happy Birthday sets.  These sets are only available through pre-order at the moment but believe me, they are worth the wait!

1620905_10203008621723730_196443609_n1779099_10203008625563826_497954285_nSSS_MayS2W2bThis card was super simple to create and you will totally want to try this!  I used distress inks to stamp my balloons, masking where I wanted an overlap.  After I stamped my images in the distress ink color I wanted the balloons to be, all I did was use a water brush to bring the color into the center from the stamped outside.  Basically, you use the outline of the image you stamped, to paint the inside of the balloon.  I created the sky by picking up some distress ink from the pad with my water brush and randomly rubbing it on the paper.  Once everything dried, I stamped my strings, my sentiment, and added some alphabet stickers.  Easy as pie!  I will have some pictures of the steps up on my blog as well as another card I made using another fun watercolor technique.  I hope you’ll check it out.

Thanks so much for joining me today and for taking a peek at the sketch and my cards.  I hope you liked them both and I would love to hear about some other water color techniques you have tried and liked.  I’m always up for something new.  So leave me a comment telling me what you like to do with watercolors or better yet, share a card you made with Sweet Stamps and your fav watercolor technique with me on our Flikr group.  We’d love to see it.  Hope you have a great day and thanks again!


8 Responses to Turn Your Stamping to Painting!

  1. heifer21 says:

    That is so beautiful I love the balloons. Great card.

  2. Melissa says:

    That panda has got to be my favorite set! 🙂 Those balloons are beautiful!

  3. These are both fabulous..love the fun panda card and your balloons card is wonderful!

  4. The panda card is adorable, and the balloon one is my favorite!! So “happy”!

  5. Chrissy says:

    Ha ha! Thanks for stopping by, Beverly! You’ve made me so “happy”. 🙂

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