Monday, 2 July 2018

My Ice Cream is Melting!!

I can't recall a summer like this for the whole time I've lived in the UK. No rain, no clouds, just glorious sunshine! Everyone says that it will rain now, with Wimbledon starting... I know the garden could use some rain, but I'm loving the sunshine and warmth. I will think fondly on these sweaty, glorious, days when it gets cold and rainy and miserable again.

The July challenge over at House of Cards is lovely cold ice cream and all I could think about today was ice cream melting in the heat, so I went a bit wild with my watercolouring. I'm also linking up with the Ice Cream challenge over at Make My Monday and the Warm theme over at Time Out.

My card is super simple, I stamped the delicious ice creams from STAMPlorations Sweet Cravings using Antique Linen Distress Ink onto watercolour paper and watercoloured them using the colour scheme from the challenge, pulling the colours outside of the outlines of the images. After the watercolours dried (which is not long in this heat!), I stamped the sentiment from Bold Sentiments Sweet. Watercolouring is so much fun!

Card: Daler&Rowney 300gsm watercolour paper, white 250 gsm card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Sweet Cravings, Bold Sentiments Sweet
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks

STAMPlorations discount code: If you want to save 20% when shopping at the STAMPlorations store you can use the code STAMPGIRLKAROLA at checkout. The discount applies to all normal priced and discounted stamps, stencils and dies. The code cannot be combined with other discount codes.


sandie said...

This is a great arty look and love how you pulled the colours over the edges to represent the ice cream melting, inspired idea! Thanks for joining Time Out

Anita in France said...

Dreamy, artsy and so clever to use the watercolour to depict the melting ice cream, Karola ... so tempting right now! Thanks for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Ina G said...

So yummy looking ans awesome layout and colouring. Love it Karola.

Sian said...

A brilliant card! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

Cazro said...

Wow, this is brilliant, I love how you have created the melting ice cream. Very inventive and creative. So pleased you shared at Make My Monday. Caz DT.

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the colouring!
Thank you for sharing with House of Cards!
DT for HOC
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