Monday, July 15, 2019

Old Is New - Eucalyptus Branch

It's Old is New time at the Impression-Obsession blog.  All of the designers are sharing projects made with some of our older, well-loved stamps.  Today's IO blog post HERE lists all of our designers' links so you can be inspired by all of our projects.  

And here's my card for today...
Infinite Beauty C5159

Eucalyptus Branch F13719

I had lots of fun creating the background for this card, and coloring the leaves.  I used Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Watercolor Crayons.  I started with watercolor paper, and spritzed it thoroughly with water.  I added blues, greens, and purples to the panel by adding water to the crayon, and letting it drip onto the watercolor paper.  Then I took a large watercolor brush, and manipulated the colors, dripping more on as I wanted the colors to change.  It's a messy (but so fun) process.  I love the look it created.
When that was dry, I spritzed the Eucalyptus Branch with a mist of water, then colored directly onto it with the crayons, using different colors.  I stamped it several times, creating the composition I desired.  I also stamped the 'second generation' a couple of times to get the lighter colored leaves for the background.  

To color the leaves, I rubbed some of the crayons onto a palette, then picked up the color with a water brush and added it to the leaves.

I tied some fibers from my stash to the panel, and added it to an A2 card.  

I hope you are inspired by my card.  Don't forget to check out the other designer's cards and projects.  

I am adding my card to these challenges:
Watercooler Challenges - All about occasions
The Paper Players - colors 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I appreciate your visits and comments.



  1. Great card, Lynda. I especially like the colors you've used and the various techniques. You've inspired me to pull out my set of watercolor crayons...and add these IO stamps to my wish list! tfs

  2. OOOoooOoOOoo! I LOVE this Eucalyptus Image! AND LOVE what you've done with it! GORGEOUS COLORS!!!!!!!!!! I sat down last night & updated my "Wish List" for I.O., & I JUST added this image!! THANKS LYNDA!!! ;)<3

  3. Beautiful watercolor design and those colors used for it are gorgeous.

  4. I love your creation. It leaves the viewer with a wonderful impression.

  5. This is STUNNING! I wish I could have seen you create sounds so complicated, but the end result is so worth it! I think you should have made it into a WORK OF ART!!! Thanks for playing with my Paper Players colors this week!

  6. Wow! What a gorgeous card! I love the background you created. The sentiment is absolutely perfect. Thank you for playing with The Paper Players this week!


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