06 July 2018

Beachy Keen - watercolour pencil


Sun worshipping is popular this time of year in the northern hemisphere. Running along on the beach with nary a care, beachy keen! My card features a stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps coloured with Nuvo watercolour pencils.

Putting It Together

I'm not terribly fond of summer heat, but summer frivolity and freeness, that's for me.


I stamped the image with black archival ink on watercolour cardstock.


Using watercolour pencils, especially creamy ones like the Nuvo pencils, I use a combo of techniques. A bit of pencil layering and blending with a water brush to finish the blend instead of a white or light coloured pencil. I aimed for a sunkissed look to the skin.


For the hair, I use a lot of colours but don't blend them with water for a more textured look.


I used yellow for her suit and wrap, bringing in the sunshine.


I finished off with two reds for her mouth.


I found a die for the perfect fit.


I used a blender tool to add a couple Distress ink colours to the outer edges of the oval. I used blue, Tumbled Glass, on the top and a light brown, Tie Dye, on the bottom for sky and sand.


To spice up the beachy theme, I decided to use a kraft card base and blue background papers. I also added in a strip of seashells.


I used the July sketch from the Kraftin' Kimmie challenges for the layout.


I stamped a sentiment on the oval and, after adhering the background papers, I used foam mounting tape on the oval for dimension and added 3 glittery yellow enamel dots to bring in a bit more yellow and balance (even though they're not in the sketch).


Inside, I added another sentiment and pile of shells from older Kraftin' Kimmie sets.



Supplies


Challenges

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: At the Beach
Simon Says Stamp Work-It Wednesday: Great Outdoors
Tuesday Throwdown: Great Outdoors
Pearly Sparkles: Girly
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes
Love to Scrap: Anything Goes


2 comments:

  1. Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog. Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  2. Love this fun image! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

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