Welcome to the start of the September Release Countdown for MFT Stamps! For the next five days the team will be sharing projects using the fabulous stamps, dies, and stencils that will be available for purchase on Tuesday, September 1st at 9 pm CDT. There is a little something for everyone this month from gorgeous florals to adorable images for coloring! Let's get started!
Water coloring, well, I just cannot stop! When I saw these gorgeous new images from Lisa Johnson Designs called, Delicate Pretty Poppies, I knew I had to use a no-line watercolor technique.
I cut a piece of watercolor paper with Die-namics Double Stitched Rectangle STAX. Then I stamped the flower with Wild Cherry ink. The leaves and stem were stamped with Sour Apple. Then I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to paint on the image. I started with a red-orange to cover all the petals. Then added a red, a darker red, and finally a brown in the darkest shadows. I kept the paints very thick to achieve the depth of color I was looking for, especially to help hide the lines. The stems and leaves are two colors of green. The background is a blue and to finish things off, I added splatters of blue and green.
I am not an artist, which is why I love stamps. Look at what you can achieve with stamps! There are several blooms in this set and I cannot imagine all the gorgeous possibilities!
Once dry, I stamped this lovely sentiment from Delicate Pretty Poppies in Hybrid Black Licorice ink, knowing that the ink would not run if something was still wet. To keep everything even and from buckling on the card, I applied foam tape to the back of the card.
Etched Flower Background is stunning. Stunning. I cannot wait to see all the ways the team uses this image! I chose to heat emboss it with gold powder.
I used watercolor paper because I knew that I wanted to watercolor the image. Of course I did. I told you, I cannot stop! This time I used Pure Plum ink to create my watercolor. I love this color and it is going to be pretty popular for fall! I started watercoloring the image in the right corner and worked my way around. As I added color to each portion, the image just became more beautiful and less overwhelming.
The sentiment is from a new set of words called, Thanks So Very Much. All the words are in the trendy and timeless brushstroke font. There are a couple of sentiments in a straight line like this and a few others stacked up. I like having those options.
To finish things off, I added a bit more gold in the form of some gold sequins.
Visit the MFT Stamps Blog for videos, product images and details, and links to the rest of the team. As always, my mind is blown by the incredibly gorgeous projects they have created!
thanks for stopping by!
Supplies for Poppy Friend card, available September 1:
Supplies for So Grateful card, available September 1: