I needed a break today, so decided to do something just for fun.
Newton’s Nook is currently running the Inky Paws Challenge #19 – Use Watercolor:
and Tombow is running the April Showers Challenge with this mood board for inspiration:
So I decided Newton needed to be playing inside a yellow umbrella with a rainy watercolor wash background ( or is that blue skies?! *wink*):
(click on picture to enlarge)
In case you’re interested, here’s how it was done:
I die cut some watercolor paper with Spellbinders A2 Valiant Honor. I scribbled Tombow makers (195 Green; 243 Mint; 443 Turquoise & 451 Sky) onto an acrylic block and picked up the color with a Royal Langnickel Agua-Flo brush and brushed it over the inner part of the die cut watercolor paper.
While that was drying, I die cut some black cardstock using Spellbinders Tear Drop Circles. I also cut some yellow cardstock using Spellbinders Umbrella trio and the tag from A2 Valiant Honor. I couldn’t find a sentiment I was happy with, so I hand wrote ‘The sun’ll come out tomorrow!’ with a Uniball micro pen. I colored around the frame and the handle of the umbrella with Tombow 025 Light Orange marker.
Next, I stamped Newton with the flower pots from the Naughty Newton stamp set and cut him out without the flower pots. I colored him using just Tombow 025Light Orange except for his ears and nose which got a shot of 942 tan and his collar which used 443 Turquoise and N65 Cool Gray 5. I love that the 025 Light Orange starts out a pale orange yellow and the more you go over it, the more orange it gets!
To attach Newton and the umbrella to the black tear drop circle and the label to the watercolor base, I used Tombow mono dots adhesive. I like using the dots on intricate dies. I then gently rub a rubber cement pick up square over the edges and it picks up any stray dots sticking out. I used Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive to attach the black tear drop circle to the water color paper and to attach the watercolor paper to the turquoise card base.
Now it just needed a little something to balance the card out, so I used more Tombow Xtreme to attach the Prima Marketing Calypso Tin Teal flowers. To finish off, I attached three Queen & Co baby blue rhinestones and ran the Tombow 443 Turquoise marker over them, just in case it helped them match better.
Thank you for stopping by today!
Again, if you want to enter either of these challenges, the links are:
Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #19 – Use Watercolor:
Tombow April Showers Challenge:
I’m also entering this in Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Pastels
* update 4/13/15: Tombow winner… Thank you, Tombow!!!
This is super cute! I love how you put the kitty in the umbrella! Thanks so much for playing along with our Inky Paws Challenge at Newton’s Nook Designs!
This is wonderful! I love the yellow umbrella and the background is awesome! Thank you so much for joining us this month! Good luck!
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