Hey everyone! Today is week #2 of the Craftin' Desert Divas photo inspiration challenge/linky party. I recently purchased some new Strathmore Watercolor paper as well as some new shades of Tim Holtz's distress inks. I have been dying to try them out. I based it around the colors of the challenge (of course).
This is the photo inspiration we were asked to make a project based on.
This was the finished product.
First I made a template with my Outdoor Landscape dies on cardstock that was slightly larger than my card base. I cut my watercolor paper slightly larger than I needed as well.
I started at the top with the lightest distress ink colors and worked my way down to the darker colors. I simply moved and retaped my template to where I wanted it to be. After I did all the layers I went back to fill in any of the white areas I missed. The photo below is before I went back into touch up those areas. I flicked some water on the paper to get the watermarks, blotting it dry before proceeding further.
Then I embossed the sentiment from Thankful Squeaks in CTMH Topiary embossing powder. I added the leaf from Autumn Wishes (which I colored with my new Winsor & Newton Promarkers) as well as the small brown retro square looking die cuts using my Pocket Pieces HI dies.
It is a super fun and easy way to use your dies in a different method. I had so much fun making this card I can't wait to make more in different colors!
I hope you come on over to Craftin' Desert Divas and play along with our Photo Inspiration challenge!! There is one more week left to play along.