Some days are great stamping days, the ideas flow and it all seems to come so much easier. I wish I knew the formula for recreating those days!
I pulled out the hostess level 1 scrap kit, Creative License, and started my design process from there. I used the textured card stock from the kit and drew the colors from the paper. I was in the mood to watercolor so Boatloads of Love seemed a good fit. I stamped on watercolor paper and used the same ink colors as are in the paper: blue bayou, soft sky, pumpkin pie and wild wasabi. I think that makes 3 days in a row with my not-so-favorite wasabi! I first wet the paper and then added ink, that way it spread more easily. After it had dried I added the darker tones with more ink and a drier brush. The life rings are colored with a white gel pen to make them stick out more and the anchor is colored with a silver pen. I also stamped the clouds a second time, cut them out and mounted them onto dimensionals. I did the scalloped edge using the corner punch and added orange grosgrain ribbon for interest. This image is so fun to color and I like that the colors in the paper made my choices straight forward.
Some of you may remember several months ago that I put out a request for donations of stamps for my friend Karen to take to Romania. She and her family are there serving as missionaries for one year. They also have one of our former youth group teens, Melanie, along to help with the kids and do her own mission work. I thought you may want to take a peek at their blog and read about their time in Romania. I find it so fascinating and encouraging! Here is the link for the Hopkins Family.
Blessings on your day!