Tropical Watercolor...

Let me begin by welcoming you!
I so appreciate each and every one of you that pops in for a visit!
I always hope you've found some sort of inspiration or have just enjoyed browsing while you are here!

As you know, it's another Heartfelt Creations inspiration Wednesday...and we're still showcasing the fun and adventurous Tropical Paradise Collection!
It's such a brightly hued collection that brings a smile to your face!

This week however, I decided to try something new...I decided to see if I would make a water coloring type idea with this collection!  I hope you'll feel that I've accomplished it and still done the collection justice!  

Here's how this idea came out...

As usual, I had to photograph on a cloudy day and the colors are not exactly true to the original creation.  The water washed green on the watercolored panel is much darker than it appears here.

I've always loved flamingos and I was over the moon when I realized Heartfelt Creations had included two in this collection!  I just had to create a card using a flamingo!

 Here's a little closer look at that gorgeous bird...

 All of the dimensional embellishments have been watercolored as well, and I've applied various colored inks to the Aloha sentiment to give it a bit of an ombre look.  I added some dew drops to the creation to symbolize water and tie in with the oxidized water droplets!

Of course then there's that plumeria cluster in the upper corner!
Here's a closer look at that...

I think I kinda like how it came out...and I hope you do too!
You can find full instructions at the end of this blog post!

Lastly, it is a bit of a sad day as we say good bye to some of the existing design team members to make way to welcome our new designers.  I have been so blessed and honored to work with these creative ladies and have learned so much from them as well.  I know there are new crafty adventures awaiting them as they bring so much talent to the table.

So, do check out the Heartfelt Creations blog whether it be to browse or are seeking new ideas and inspirations!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-277, Tropical Paradise Paper Collection
HCPC-3783, Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3782, Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3781, Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7137, Tropical Paradise Die
HCD1-7135, Tropical Plumeria Die
HCD1-7136, Tropical Cockatoo Die
HCD1-7138, Tropical Parrots Die
HCPC-3673, Heartfelt Sentiments Cling Stamp Set
HCST1-401, Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854, Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles

Other Products:  white card stock, watercolor paper, VersaFine Black Ink, Distress Oxide Inks - Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Broken China, Iced Spruce, Dylusions Spray Chopped Pesto, paint brush, water, paper trimmer, heat tool, pink and light blue dew drops, Papericious Crystal Clear Powder, Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Rectangles, pop dots, Gemini electronic die cutting machine, clear stamp block

Watch this video to learn how to shape the Tropical Plumeria.

Create 5" x 6.5" card base using white card stock.  Select background paper from paper collection for matting on card base.  Ink all edges using sponge dauber and pink ink.  Adhere to card base using pop dots.  Locate yellow patterned paper in paper collection and die cut using largest dies in Spellbinders Pierced Rectangles dies.  Adhere to card base using pop dots.  Die cut a piece of watercolor paper using the middle sized dies from within Pierced Rectangles.  Swipe blue oxide ink onto clear stamp block, stamp onto watercolor paper and then spread using water and paint brush.  Heat set using heat tool.  Repeat with the yellow and green colors brushing them slightly into one another with water and paint brush, drying between applications.  Using paint brush, splash some water droplets onto colored watercolor paper and heat set.  This will give the the illusion of oxide effect.  Splash a few droplets of Dylusion Spray onto watercolor paper.  Heat set from straight above the paper carefully so that droplets will dry but not run or set aside to air dry.  Stamp sentiment onto watercolor paper as shown.  Adhere to card base using pop dots.  Stamp one inking of a flamingo, four curly foliage illustrations, the set of three smaller leaves, one swirled leaf and each of the smallest and mid sized plumeria flower pieces onto watercolor paper using black ink.  Using oxide inks watercolor all embellishments.  Heat set and adhere color again to achieve some darker areas.  Die cut using coordinating dies. Shape and assemble two medium sized flowers and one small. Adhere to card front as shown and then shape and adhere leaf clusters and flamingo.  Die cut sentiment from a light turquoise paper from within the paper collection and add a touch of blue and yellow ink giving it an ombre look.  Apply to card front.  Adhere dew drops to card base and glitter to flower tips using a dries clear glue. 

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