Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year, Welcome to the First Challenge of 2018 at Shopping Our Stash

It's January 2, 2018 and welcome to the first challenge of the new year!!! Challenge 335 at Shopping Our Stash it's Watercolour. I must admit due to a back spasm I haven't been able to sit long enough to do much crafting and watercolour is definitely not my forte'. I tried several ideas which none worked to my satisfaction and just when I was throwing in the "towel" I remembered some 2004 watercolour flower stamps from Hero Arts. I believe I have 5 stamps all can be used by colouring with markers, spritzing with water and stamping. Here is the tag I made with the "real paintbrush" stamp.

I used watercolour paper and framed the image with a scrap of plaid paper that was in the pile on the table, leftover from one of the last Christmas cards 

I used distress markers for the flower and the blue wash background.

It was fun to dig out the 14 year old stamps and play with a technique I haven't done in eons, I might just pick one of the other stamps and try another project.

Thanks for visiting today and I'm sure you have a much more interesting watercolour technique than I came up with, so head over to the Main Blog and check out the rest of the design team inspiration pieces. 


lauren bergold said...

ohhh noooooooooooooooo there's nothing worse than back spasms!!! i hope you are feeling better but still taking it easy so the muscles relax for good!!! meanwhile, this is a GORGEOUS card and yet another technique i need to learn for sure! ♥♥♥♥♥

Donna said...

Here's hoping your back spasms are getting better....those are just THE worst!!!
Your card is awesome, I love that you coloured the stamp with markers and then spritzed it...the effect is awesome!

Mimi said...

Yay, you played! See, Barb, I knew you could do it! You never back down from a challenge, and you never disappoint! This is beautiful. It looks like one of my favorite wildflowers out west: Indian paintbrush. Hope that back started behaving!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Barbara, so sorry to hear your back is hurting, hope you feel better real soon.
And your tag is beautiful, love the image spritzed with water and then stamped, that always looks amazing.
Rest and recover.