I love Mama Elephant Tiny Heroes clear stamps set. All the heroes are adorable especially when they are given bright colored outfits like this one I made earlier.
But today, I decided on trying something different. Going for a more mellow color tone and to have a more vintage look.
So, this is what I came up with.
I inked the tiny hero using Memento Rich Cocoa, stamped it on a scrap paper first before I stamped the lightened Rich Cocoa on my 140lbs Water Color paper. It is much lighter and more suitable for my attempt for a vintage look.
I water colored the image using Tim Holtz Distress Markers and here are the details of the colors I used,
- Hair - Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey
- Skin - Scattered Straw and Spun Sugar for light blush on the cheeks
- Star - Mustard Seed
- Mask, outfit and boots - Seedless Preserves
- Cape - Vintage Photo
- Ground - Forest Moss
For the ground, I used the Forest Moss marker and drew a line across where the hero is standing. I used a wet brush and gently dab across the line, transferring a good amount of water to let the ink spread downwards by holding up the water color paper. This allows the water to flow down naturally.
Next, I stamped the sentiment by altering a little. The original stamp says “I Think You’re Super Duper In Every Single Way. I decided to do away with “I Think” and so, I stamped “You’re” first by positioning it in the center above the hero. Next, I stamped the rest of the message before “You’re”. I used Memento Rich Cocoa for the sentiment but this time, I inked and stamped directly on the paper without lightening up the ink.
Lastly, I randomly stamp the stars around the sentiment and completed the whole image by blending some brown chalk around the four sides.
I adhered to a dark brown cardstock and finally, attached to the card base using foam tape.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this card. Try out the way to I watercolor the ground. I find it gives a very nice natural color blending and where I have applied the distress marker ink, it is still very clear and distinct.
Supplies and Tools
- Mama Elephant Tiny Heroes Clear Stamp Set
- Memento Rich Cocoa Dye Ink Pad
- Tim Holtz Distress Markers
- Chalk to blend
- 140lbs Fabriano Water Color Paper
- Brown Card Stock
- Foam Tape