Paper Sweeties April Release Party

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hey, y'all!  I'm back, serving as a Guest Designer for Paper Sweeties, with another creation, showing off a new, April, Hello Spring, stamp set.
I paired it, as well as a couple of past stamps sets, with a layered stamping technique and lots and lots of watercoloring.
I started this card by stamping and masking blossoms and leaves, in Coastal Cabana, Lucky Limeade, Ballet Blue, Daffodil Delight, and Melon Mambo inks, on watercolor paper, to form a heart.  I then watercolored each image in shades of the same color it was stamped in, as well as a little Pumice Stone Distress Ink for shading, filling in the spaces between blooms to create depth.
The ribbon was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a yellow, polka dot, patterned paper; hand-cut out; and adhered, just at its center, pulling the edges up for dimension, at the base of the watercolored heart.  Everything was then splashed with speckles of the same inks used above, as well as Titanium White acrylic paint.  Once it was dry, I black-embossed the "love" sentiment in the center of the floral heart; anchored it to a piece of Brocade Blue cardstock, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches; and adhered it, to the white, cardstock, card face, with foam tape.  A layered, vellum, Stampin' Up butterfly was embellished with clear gemstones and perched on the ribbon to complete the look.
Further inspiration for this card came from Simon Says Stamps' Monday Challenge: April Showers Bring May Flowers.
Please be sure to check out what the rest of the team has been busily working on just for your viewing pleasure.  Then, we've all got one final creation to share, with you all, at the same time tomorrow.  Thanks, as always, for stopping by!  Blessings!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas
Jill Norwood
Jinny Newlin - *April Guest Designer* (You're here!)

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Hello Spring, Make Today Beautiful, & Pretty Posies (Paper Sweeties) Paper: white & vellum (Paper Studio); Brocade Blue (SU!); watercolor (Canson Studio); yellow polka dot (MME) Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Ballet Blue, & Coastal Cabana (SU!); Jet Black & Pumice Stone (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); black embossing powder & Beautiful Wings Embosslits (SU!); Titanium White acrylic paint (FolkArt); clear gemstones (crafts-too)

20 comments:

Lisa said...

Gorgeous... just beautiful! Love the perfect splatter and all of the beautiful colors... wow...

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhh this is gorgeous! LOVING the bright colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Team Clark said...

OH...
MY...
GOSH...
WHAT!?!? How cool is this and how easy you make it sound, Jinny! I tried and tried to mask and stamp floral bundles all weekend and ended up in tears and wanting to give all my stamps away! Ha! I guess going over the stamped images with an additional coat of watercolor must be the trick. Mine had too big gaps and just looked WEIRD! Now, embossing the sentiment over the bouquet is so clever! Girl, you rock and I am just so tickled that this is the first blog post I read today because it did wonders for me - both inspiration and admiration! Hugs, Autumn PS. Gold stitching = <3

KimCreate said...

WOW, WOW, how gorgeous! wishing I knew how you get your splatters so small, a tiny brush? This card is the bomb.
Kim

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

So beautiful. And those pretty little splashes are the perfect detail.
xxx

Maria said...

A water color beauty, JInny!!! Love the color and all the pretty flowers...so creative!!!

Jeri said...

Fabulous, fantastic and gorgeous, Jinny!

Tracey McNeely said...

Well how gorgeous is this Jinny! Love love love it!

Lynn said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Your layered stamping is amazing Jinny!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful bouquet Jinny, this is incredible!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how you created that heart! Gorgeous painting too!

Leslie said...

SO amazing!!! LOVE the way you did the colors!!!!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty, Jinny! I love it!

Jeanne J. said...

Your stamping and watercolor are amazing! Total diva status for you my friend!

Ros Crawford said...

What a beautiful effect!! Stunning work Jinny!

cheiron said...

Beautiful flowers and gorgeous card! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

Marlena M. said...

This is stunning! Love the bursts of color and watercoloring~

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Jinny. Love the layered flowers and the pretty colors. The spackling looks great.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Gorgeousness all around!!!! LOVE the colors, too!

Monique Liedtke said...

WOW!!! So awesome!! LOVE those vibrant colors!!