Two posts in two days!

Wow!  What’s even more amazing, two cards in two days!
Another of the Helping Hudson challenges, but this time a colour challenge.  I had to use the colours of Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Not Quite Navy, which is a gorgeous combination.  And if you pop on over to the Helping Hudson blog site:  you will see lots of inspirational ideas using these colours.
I thought I would like to get back into some watercolouring, so here is my design for this challenge:

I have used an entire sheet of Stampin’ Up! watercolour paper.  If you haven’t tried it, then I recommend that you do, it is absolutely the best watercolour paper out there.  I have tried quite a lot of others!
So, I used Not Quite Navy ink with an Aquabrush for most of the background, then just used a tiny bit of Rose Red ink for some contrast at the bottom.  Then I stamped the image from the beautiful Asian Artistry stamp set, (currently a hostess set, but not for much longer), in black Stazon ink, and coloured the bird in Pretty in Pink and Rose Red with Markers.  And the greeting is from Three Thoughts stamp set.
The colours in the photo are not very true, so use your imagination a little.  I was planning on taking a photo of it during the day today, but have been having so much fun out with my family today at the Malkara Model Railway exhibition.  Jamie has been crazy about trains from a very young age, and I suddenly find myself learning all sorts of new stuff that I didn’t know before I had a son!  But we had a great day. 🙂
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and happy stamping!

One thought on “Two posts in two days!

  1. Ooh, you are very patient to colour a whole sheet of water colour paper – but the end result was worth it. What a lovely card. Thanks for supporting the Helping Hudson fundraiser.


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