I was lucky enough to win the Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set at the recent Stampin’ Up! Convention at the start of May, and have to admit that I have hardly used any of my other sets since I got it. I have used it for bleach stamping, embossing and also in this card, watercolouring. I used a fairly tradition approach to watercolouring for this particular card, but if you are interested in seeing some done in a different way using the same stamp set, why not have a look at Larisa’s blog, she has made an absolutely stunning card and I am sure it will inspire you to try out something different.
The colours for my card today, were from a colour challenge set by Alisa Tilsner, a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Once again, these colours are not ones I would think to put together myself, and took me a little while to get used to, but they look stunning together. The colours are Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Whisper White. So why don’t you have a go and make a card with these colours, it is a great way of seeing things in a different way and creating something you might not have done otherwise. I’m not entirely sure that I have ever seen a rose in these colours, but I think it worked out ok. And yes, the rose has been coloured using Rose Red ink with an aqua brush, and because I have used quite a lot of water in places, it has made quite a pale pink. And then I have used Perfect Plum (again, washed down quite a lot to blend it in) in the centre.
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Baroque Motifs.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Perfect Plum textured, Watercolour paper, Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper.
Inks: Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Versamark, Black Stazon.
Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brads, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing buddy, Powder Pal, White Taffeta Ribbon, Paper snips, Dimensionals.
Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes
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