Sunday, February 28, 2016

Watercolor with distress inks

The challenge in our Stamping group was to watercolor an image using our distress ink pads.  I applied the ink to my craft mat, you can use your blocks you use for stamping too, then took my water brush and picked up the ink and started water coloring.  This is going to my sister in laws long time guy friend, we think of him as our brother in law they have been together so long.

Stampendous -- Cape Hatteras Light, NC stamp colored w/ distress inks
Distress inks -- Mustard seed, weathered wood, tumbled glass, bundled sage, frayed burlap, hickory smoke, rusty hinge forest moss
Spellbinders -- Labels eight die
Stamps of life -- minis 4 circles sentiment stamp set

Hope your enjoying a lovely Sunday, we have hit 70 degrees, but it is quite windy and the sun has left us as we are to get rain this afternoon into evening.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Dires  -seed, tumled gass, samps of life -- minis4 circles stamp set


Esther Asbury said...

Wow!! That is a beautiful card! You did a great job water-coloring.

Linda Carson said...

Looks awesome Connie! She'll love it! I've never tried that technique so your card is inspiration to try it!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful scene, my friend. Your card reminds me of the years when I lived in Canada...we lived right on Lake Huron and of course there are a few lighthouses by the lake :)

Have a beautiful week, my friend!

Alex said...

Connie, I would give my ears for seventy degrees..! (Well, not really)
It has been oh so cold in Brighton.
I like the crisp and delicate colouring you have given the lighthouse - makes me think of Cornwall. Does he like the sea? Your card is full of salty air and breezes : )
I think your almost-brother-in-law will like it very much.
Cool names for the rusty hinge! I wouldn't have thought of that.
Blessings, my friend

Debbie said...

i adore anything lighthouse or sea shore themed. such a beautiful and thoughtful card!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Nice lighthouse stamp and your watercoloring is fantastic! Perfect guy card!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, light houses are one of my favorites and this card is beautiful. Your bil will love it. I like how you did the sky. Glad you had a pretty Sunday. Warm temps here too. Spring is here I think!!
Have a great week. xo

Dreaming of Vintage said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card Connie! You did a beautiful job with the coloring. I love light houses and how cool that there's an actual Hatteras Light House stamp. My husband and I were lucky enough to climb to the top last year, but the NPS wasn't letting anyone outside at the top, because it was literally hurricane force winds up there. That's the OBX for ya! You never know what to expect. It was still a fun climb. Have a wonderful week!


Daniela said...

What a wonderful work you've made, this a charming scene, and your drawing and painting job is truly stunning, I'm far too sure that he'll love it !

Enjoy the new week, sweetie,
so very thankful to you I'm sending so much love, smiles, hugs,

Anonymous said...

Connie, I'd love to step into your stamped image. Simply lovely!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oooo-er Connie this is one really gorgeous card!
.....well done, its a great guy card and brilliant colouring...

Thanks for popping over and for your congrats dont forget to pop back on Saturday :D
Shaz in oz.x

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