I'm back with another card featuring this adorable chick from Honeycomb Happiness, a Sale-A-Bration set that's only available through March 31 (see details below). I've CASE'd this from Joanne James. It uses a couple of techniques: first, I stamped the chick in Sahara Sand ink, in an attempt at no-line watercoloring. The idea is that the light colored ink will fade into the background, making it look like there are no outlines. I used an AquaPainter with So Saffron and Daffodil Delight inks, then filled in the eyes with a Project Life Journaling Pen and used a Tangelo Twist marker to color in the eyes, beak and feet.
The second technique is masking. I stamped the chick on a Post-It note, being sure to get as much of the image over the sticky strip as I could, then cut it right on the outline and placed it over the watercolored chick to mask it while I stamped the floral spray from Number of Years "behind" it. Then I removed the mask and stamped the second spray of stems and leaves, along with all the flowers. Finally, I watercolored the grassy hill under and around the chick.
Since I used a piece of Very Vanilla card stock for the image panel, it was pretty wavy once I'd done all that watercoloring, so when it was mostly dry I put it under some books to finish drying overnight and flatten out, then added the sentiment from Endless Birthday Wishes and mounted it on a Wisteria Wonder card base.
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I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!
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