Hi and welcome to another Monday! I hope you had a great weekend and managed to get some time to craft. We spent quite a bit of time outdoors in the beautiful spring weather. This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge we have an April Showers Bring May Flowers theme. There are lots of options with this great theme.
I was in a spring mood and decided to play around with the new Prima watercolours and paint a scene in my art journal, celebrating all the bright green colours of spring. There are also some flowers in the grass. I started taking step photos, but then had such fun that I forgot the rest. Just looking at this art journal page makes me feel calm, which is exactly what I was aiming for.
To reserve white for the clouds, I used Ranger's Distress Micro Glaze. Try to avoid getting glaze where you plan to stamp. To see the glaze in action, check out this Distress Resist Video tutorial of mine. And speaking of videos, there will be new ones coming soon. I am busy sorting out the lights in my studio so that I can record more easily, and not having to be outdoors (it has been too cold!). I worked on watercolour paper.
For this page, I used Prima's new Tropicals watercolours set. I mixed up all the colours before starting to paint and used two shades of yellow, two of blue and two mixes of blue and yellow. The sky was painted with clean water first, while I didn't do that for the grass. As you can see, the Distress Micro Glaze resists the paint.
I hope you will join us in our April Showers Bring May Flowers challenge. As every week, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.
If you want to, follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram, they post great stuff daily.
If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads, so that we can see them on there too.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!