Tuesday, May 26, 2015

No-line Water color with Bubble talk

I love this Elephant from Wplus 9's Bubble talk stamp. He is very cute. Today I wanted to try some no line water color. So to begin with I stamped the elephant on water color paper with Wplus 9's fairy dust dye ink and I also cut a mask of the bubble that was heart shaped from the stamp set. Then I took and water colored washes of green. yellows, and blues for my back ground. 
After the background was mostly dry ( I do admit it's hard for me to wait for things to dry.) I went back in and painted the elephant. Shading is a little bit harder to do with water colors I think than a medium like color pencils and Copic markers. For the bubble I lifted the mask when the background was dry and did touches of white pearl water color. I set the water color piece a side to finish drying.
  Hand lettered Thanks was the next stamp I pulled out to use for my sentiment. I heat embossed it on some white paper, then I stamped around it with some leaves from the Spring Blooms stamp with fairy dust dye ink. Next I trimmed both pieces to size. I decide to take the inspiration for the curve on the water color panel from one of Maureen's cards on WPlus 9's Stamp Away with Me blog. And for some final embellishments I added Lawn Fawn cloud trim and Simon Says Stamp moonshine sequins.  This my throw back Thursday card using several WPlus 9 's stamps, even if it is only Tuesday.  : ) Have a happy Tuesday, and Thursday will before you know it.

W Plus 9 stamps: Bubble Talk, Hand lettered Thanks, and Spring Blooms
W Plus 9 Fairy dust dye ink
Zig Gansani Tambi  36 count water color set
Hero Arts silver embossing powder
Lawn Fawn stitched hillside die and cloud twine
Simon Says Stamp moonshine sequins
White 110lbs paper
Artist Loft 140lbs  water color paper


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you used the no line watercolor technique. A true piece of art. Thanks for playing along in the WP9 TBT challenge!