Happy Thursday, happy people! I'm headed over to my girlfriend's for a craft day and to kiss on baby Olivia (check her out HERE...is she not ADORABLE??), but before I go I have a couple of quick little Whipper Snapper cards to show you. The other day I stamped out a few of the images from Anna's new Little Critters set and watercolored them, so I decided to make them into some simple little cards.
I stamped this cute little elephant in Stazon on watercolor paper, then watercolored him with reinkers and a waterbrush. Is he not the CUTEST? I paired him with this sentiment from Sending Happy Thoughts, and added some brads and twine for a little sumpthin. The bashful blue card base measures 4.25" square. I haven't used this color in almost 2 years (since making 40 pocket card invites for my sister-in-law's baby shower! *grin*), but I quite like it now. Maybe you'll see it more...
Next I inked up this cute little giraffe:
Love him!! I'll tell ya a secret...to make watercoloring him EASY, I did a wash of Soft Sky, diluted with LOTS of water over the whole image. Yep, right over the giraffe! Once he was dry, I added the yellow, again over the whole giraffe, not worrying about his spots. I knew they'd be brown, and that the brown would cover up the yellow, so I didn't stress. Then I added the grass, and once it was all dry, I went back in with my blender pen (less water=more control) and colored the brown parts. Super easy, pain-free watercoloring! As long as you start with your lightest color and let each area completely dry, you're golden! Instead of waiting, I usually work on 2-3 images at the same time to keep me occupied. *wink*
So I added the sentiment from Little Critters, as well as some twine and a button. I had this ribbon on my desk and really liked the contrast of the ribbon with the twine, so I just went with it. Kinda fun, I think!
Ok, so I gotta go pack some stuff (what to take???? I'm stressing...), so I'll catch you later! Have a wonderful day!