I'm over on the Lawn Fawn Blog again today playing with watercolor techniques for this sweet hedgehog love-themed card. I combined the Hedgehugs Stamp Set, Hello Sunshine Stamp Set and Critters in the Forest Stamp Set for this sweet critter card.
I stamped the hedgehog from the Hedgehugs Stamp Set and the tree stump from the Critters in the Forest Stamp Set using Antique Linen Distress Ink. By using the light color ink I eliminated the black outline but I still had a nice stamped guideline to follow for watercoloring.
I used Distress Markers (the individual marker colors are linked below in supplies), water, and a small paintbrush to paint the stamped images. I stamped the balloons and balloon strings from the Hello Sunshine Stamp Set and painted them the same way. Once the images were dry (you can speed that up by using a heat tool), I applied water to the "sky" of the stamped scene and then applied the Tumbled Glass Distress Marker color to the paper with a larger paintbrush. For the ground below the tree stump, I applied Pumice Stone Distress Ink Marker with a paintbrush. Once the image was dry, I created grass with a small paintbrush and the Mowed Lawn Distress Ink Marker.
I added small stamped hearts from the Hedgehugs Stamp Set and Hello Sunshine Stamp Set with the Worn Lipstick Distress Ink Marker and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink Marker, using a damp paintbrush to smooth out the color and fill in the hearts.
I die cut some Let's Polka 6x6 Paper with the A2 size Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to a white card base. I adhered the watercolored rectangle to the card and added Doodlebug washi tape to "hold" it in place. I finished the card with a scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix sequins and tiny clear gemstones.
To see how I created this card, watch the video below or view on youtube HERE: