Good morning, friend!. I'm back with a project featuring one of the new seasonal single cling stamps by Chocolate Baroque. Thee are 4 stamps in this collection - each depicting a lady of the season: Spring Awakening, Summer Fair, Autumn Medley and Winter Dawn.
Today I want to show you a card showcasing Summer Fair. The little flowers around her is a stamp from an older set called Seasonal Fragments.
I stamped the image onto Canson heavyweight cold press watercolour paper with VersaFine Onyx Black. Next I wet the paper and applied red and green water colour around the image, let dry completely before colouring the lady. To add interest to the background, I stamped the little flowers from Seasonal Fragments with VersaFine Satin Red ink. And to break up the flat background ever so slightly, I added little drops of Daffodil Liquid Pearls. Finally I mounted the finished piece on a 6 "x 4½" top folding card.
I used Winsor and Newton watercolours,not fussing too much about light and shade and all that technical stuff. Just laid on the colour, in layers ... and I'm pretty pleased with the outcome.
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I hope you'll feel inspired to do some watercolouring too. The summer is here in full swing: its hasn't rained for weeks, city hall is issuing guideline about prudence when watering the gardens.... and those fiendish fruit-bats are still devouring my figs ..... aaaaargh!
Thank you so much for stopping by. You can find more projects by my team-mates over at the Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog.