Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A January Princess

Happy New Year!  This is my first post for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge since consolidating our design blogs.  Kaz has requested we cheer up January with a splash of color for SDC 178.

I am bringing my color splash with Roc Nicholas's lovely Bird Princess

My background began with pressing colored tissue on a watercolor surface with a damp sponge.   I stamped Bird Princess on a piece of white card stock and again on pattern paper.  She is colored with Peerless watercolors and a waterbrush.  I love these watercolors and if you hacen't used them you will flip for them!  The princess crown and lips are accented with a Stardust Gelli pen.  I used and x-acto knife to cut away the bird, arms, and pocket from the pattern paper to allow me to paint the cardstock.

I added hand drawn flowers and a snip of newspaper, and white scallop scrap for balance.  I added additional watercolor to my background with white acrylic dotted with my finger tip.  The scene pops with color by accenting the image edges with Prussian blue.  The scene is stitched to another piece of tissue dyed paper.

I love the openness of Roc's images for coloring and paper piecing. 
I hope this princess with sweet little bird has brightened your day.

So get out your colors and join us in this color splash at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge.  Best of all is a chance to win $30 of Stampotique Stamps. 


  1. Wow love this Janet - nice and bright and great stamp!

  2. Love, love, love everything about your card Janet ♥

    It certainly is driving away the winter blues!! Love your choice of stamp and your flowers are scrummy! Those watercolours have been on my wishlist for ages.. so hard to get hold of over here and a ridicculous price! But I might just have to indulge ;-)

    Happy 2015 Janet, happy everything xx

  3. Perfect Janet for the challenge. I love it xx

  4. Your January Princess is very pretty, love the sewn border very much. Loving all the colours and shapes, fabulous card:-) xxx

  5. This is wonderful Janet, just what we need to cheer up the days. I agree with Gez, these watercolour look fabulous! xx