Remember the chevron pattern on the tags from my last post? Well they were the result of mopping up excess paint from my stencil after making these cards! I used watercolor paper and taped down my stencil (by Donna Downey for Prima) with washi tape and sprayed it with some lime green Dylusions Mist and Yellow Perfect Pearl Mist. I love the mix of these and how it gave a softer shimmer to the distressed chevron background. The tree image (Hero Arts) was inked up with Distress Markers then misted and stamped, then I brushed water on it (colouring freely outside the lines!) and stamped again. To finish it off, I added spots of stickles & glossy accents on the tree and a white paper flower. This sentiment is a fave of mine, also from Hero Arts.
Hopefully this close up shows some of the shimmer & texture!
For both cards, I stamped the tree twice, after giving a wash with water to spread the colour from Distress Markers the first time. You can see quite a difference between the two cards as the first one has the stencil under the stamped tree and the second has it on top of the tree, which makes for a softer overall image. Both cards have a touch of washi tape and twine and are mounted on a kraft card base.
I had fun playing with a simple spring image and shades of green on these cards, I loved the way the watercolor paper worked with both the sprays and the Distress Markers- so much fun!