This card was done with a Watercolor Bokeh technique.
We made these backgrounds in a watercolor class I held recently.
We wet the watercolor paper then dropped re-inker onto the wet paper
and blended it around until we were happy with it.
When it was dry, we used a die cut template of different size
circles to stencil the white dots.
The leaf is cut from the Lorelai Leaf die from Poppystamps.
I did some texturing on the leaves with a stylus but it doesn't show very well.
IRL you can see the veins.
THE HEAT IS ON
I'm thinking cooling off in the shade beside a spring fed mountain brook.
The sun makes the water sparkle.
It's a wonderful respite from the hot, August sun.
LOL. That cooled me off.
How about you?
I don't have many Poppystamp dies but I recently won one just by commenting
on Marybeth's blog.
I would have commented anyway because I always love what she does.
But I'm excited about getting the die.
It's the snowflake ribbon and I know I'll have fun with it.
I hope you are staying cool.
Thanks for sitting by the brook with me.
Stamps: Four You (retired)
Ink: Island Indigo, Whisper White
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Other: Lorelai Leaf Die (Poppystamps), Aqua Painter, Re-inkers (Pool Party, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight), Sponge Dauber, Painters tape (?), Template made from scraps of acetate and circle dies.
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted