Thursday, 13 November 2008

The Merry Singers


In my quest to make more Christmas cards, I used this Elzybells' stamp of carolers, which I recently purchased. Elzybells' stamps are very open, making them perfect candidates for water colouring. I spent more than an hour one day using my Stampin' Up water colours on the image. Today I finished the card by using this Basic Grey paper from last winter. My stamping friend Diane gave me the paper pack, and I've been holding onto it for just the right project.

I tried both whisper white cardstock and watercolour paper for the image, which was stamped in black pigment ink and embossed with fine detail powder. The above card is with watercolour paper. The watery paint is absorbed more easily and creates a more subtle and sophisticated final image. Corrections can more easily be made by adding water or rubbing off stray colour.
The card stock created a slightly more slicker and vibrant look, and the water moved faster. Below is a sample of the image stamped on cardstock.


I am really pleased with results. Although the Basic Grey paper is not exactly traditional Christmas stock, I think it does something special to bring out the wonder of this Elzybell's image. This will be one of the cards going to some of my stamping friends.

7 comments:

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

These cards are beautiful Kathy on both types of papers. I love the way you get different effects using different base materials! hugs Linda x

fairymadjo said...

stunning cards hun, huggs jo x

fairymadjo said...

stunning cards , love the image, hugs jo x

CarolineH1972 said...

wow, these are gorgeous kathy! i love the backing paper - its yummy and is just perfect with this image! Caroline xx

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Nice point of view - with a difference! well I have been in a world of my own! will talk soon!

ink'n'rubba said...

thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me a lovely message! love your cute carol singers and that background paper is fab for christmas cards - I'm using quite a bit of it! hugs, annie x

inkypuddles said...

Just found your blog, beautiful work! Your watercoloring is great. Thanks for sharing your creations and inspiration!