CTMH: March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Welcome to another Stamp of the Month blog hop.  If you arrived from Krista’s Crafty Corner, you’re on the right track.  If you’re starting here, just keep clicking links at the bottom of each post and you’ll get to see all the fabulous artwork.

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This month we have a sweet stamp set to get you in the mood for spring!  I don’t know about where you are, but here where I live we’re expecting a dumping of snow tonight.  I’m very ready for spring to stick around.  I’ll live vicariously through these sweet little birds and butterflies.  Here’s what the stamp set looks like.

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I decided to break out my watercolour paper and paints and have some fun with these images.  Sometimes you just need to play and see if what’s in your head can actually make it to paper, right?

For my first card, I stamped the images first, and also created a mask for the bird and sun so I could pain in other colours after doing a wash of blue.  I really wasn’t sure it would work since all I had was cardstock and washi tape.  Here’s my card.

Mar SOTM bird card by Krista Ritskes #simplycreating

After completing the blue wash I let it dry and then painted in the tree branch, bird, and sun.  I love how it turned out!  Inside I stamped the sentiment “You are my sunshine.”

Here’s my second card.Mar SOTM butterfly card by Krista Ritskes #simplycreatingFor this one, I stamped all the images first and then did a dry wash over each of the butterfly images.  I used a small paintbrush to paint the words.  Then I added some Clear Sparkles.

I hope you’ll enjoy the other projects created with this stamp set.  Hop on over to Michelle’s blog and check out the rest of the hop!

Happy Creating!

10 Responses

  1. Very nice cards. Love your water colouring.

  2. Lisa Plummer

    Great job with your watercolors! Really love the color combo you picked for the second one.

  3. Your cards turned out great with the watercoloring, sweet!

  4. Great idea to use a mask for the watercolor on the front! Your finished card is very sweet!

  5. I never would have thought of this. Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I love the simplicity of these cards. They are gorgeous

  7. How cute your cards! Love the bird singing, the sky background is perfect for it 🙂

  8. Very nice! I like the watercolors.

  9. I really like your watercolor cards! I love the color around and over the butterflies.

  10. Brenda L.

    Clever idea to mask using the paints. Both cards are beautiful.