This week our wonderful Diva Lacey had the fabulous below sketch for you to follow over at the High Hopes Challenge blog. This sketch was so fun to work with - thank you Lacey!
The random winner of this weeks challenge will receive the stamp "Fishing Santa".
If you are looking to purchase High Hopes stamps I have a great selection over in my store Bunny Zoe's Crafts. I ship worldwide too!!!
You may notice something a little different about my colouring today? Well I have stepped totally out of my comfort zone and swapped a pencil for a brush. This is my first attempt at watercolouring with distress inks so please be kind! I have to say that I LOVE them so much.. still need lots of practice blending but I am quite chuffed with my first effort.
A HUGE thank you to my friend Jacqui for sharing her wonderful tutorials... I recommend anyone wanting to try watercolouring to check them out!!! You can find them linked in the top right of her blog.
Here is a little about the products used today - Papers are from Basic Grey Pads Perhaps and Indian Summer. The cute angel is High Hopes Herald Angel and sentiment "Let Heaven and Nature Sing!" My image is stamped in Stazon onto Fabriano 300g/140lb Watercolour paper. My sentiment is stamped in Versafine. The edges of my image and paper are distressed using VersaMagic Jumbo Java. I cut the sentiment out using the SU Word Window punch.
I used pretty white lace and my new baby pink 4mm half back pearls. The Snowflake Punch is Martha Stewart Artic Snowflake. This punch is currently sold out but I do have more on order.
Tim Holtz Distress inks:
Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye
Cheeks: Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, frayed Burlap and brushed corduroy
Dress: Worn Lipstick
Bugle: Scattered Straw and brushed corduroy
Stars: Spiced Marmalade
Wings: Broken China
I finished with some extra sparkles using Distress Stickles Broken China and Golden Rod Stickles.