Thursday, July 7, 2016

All Things of Nature

Hello, friends!  Wow, how can it be July already?  It's been a wild few weeks at our house, what with graduation, a vacation and college orientation!  

 I had a few "thank you" cards made up before graduation but as it turned out, not quite enough so I thought it would be fun to use All Things of Nature by Red Rubber Designs to create more.  The All Things of Nature unmounted stamp set includes six beautiful images and a sentiment that I thought would look great painted with the "Vintage Watercolor" technique. 

The images were stamped in distress ink on watercolor paper then with a wet paint brush I painted in the images.  The photo below was the last card to be created and I think in some ways the best.  I used a hint of black intense pencil on all three cards.  For this card, the paper was nice and inky so the black moved into the vintage photo to give a wonderful sepia tone.  I also love the pinkish splatters on this one.

After the water colored images dried I stamped over the images with vintage photo distress ink once more to add detail back in.

The script was lightly spritzed with water which turned out to be troublesome as I ended up getting too much water on several cards and had to start all over! I found that stamping the script first then spritzing with water and after they dried then stamping the main image worked best.

Before I say good-bye let's take a look at
All Things of Nature 

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look today!


  1. The all natural look of these is perfect, Angie. Once again, a unique display of creative inspiration.

  2. Oh, Angie, these cards are so amazing, and I love the Vintage Watercolor technique with these sweet birds. I so love how you've achieved such beautiful cards, and I especially love the little bird who is looking up! How sweet! What wonderful creativity, my friend! Hugs!

  3. These are gorgeous! Love how you made the sepia tone, and the birds are just beautifully colored. Excellent work!


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