Well folks I hope y'all had a good weekend and enjoyed your "extra" day - I still find it hard to believe that February is over already. I think I say that at the end of every month though LOL!
The other night I had all the kids here in my room/studio to watch a movie, and since I'd already watched the movie with the older 2 the night before that I decided to play around with some watercolour and craft for a bit while watching the movie with them. Side note: deep down I'm a bit of a nerd/kid at heart b/c I really enjoy kids movies LOL! I still manage to haul all 4 munchkins to the theatre every once in a while to see a good animated movie - so many people think I'm making such a big sacrifice to go to all the effort but I enjoy the movie just as much as the kids do - so for me it's a win-win ;) :).
Anywho - I FINALLY pulled out my Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamp set that I've owned for longer than I care to admit. It's high time it got used and honestly it was all I could do not to stamp out every single one of them and make cards with them all but for now I knew I could only manage one:
I had a lot of fun with this one, and I'm pretty sure I have paint splatters all over my desk (I should have used my splatter cubby but if you could see said desk at the moment you'd know I didn't have enough space for it) that I still need to clean up.
I mention in the video how the Gansai Tambi watercolours are more opaque than traditional watercolours - you can see what I mean with the splatters here and how they obscure the image under them. It's a cool thing about this set especially - to have them so pigmented as well as more opaque (versus cheaper watercolours that are more opaque/chalky because of the fillers used). I'm really enjoying experimenting more with watercolour and trying different kinds and different techniques using them - for me it's just FUN.
I restamped the same images on the inside with a light dye ink then stamped 2 of the sentiments from the Crazy Talk stamp set with the same Versafine black ink and that was it!
To see how this card came together check out my video below:
Or watch directly on YouTube HERE <-----click!
If you missed any of my other cards in this series (more links will appear as they get posted) you can find them all here: