Monthly Blog Hop over at Papertrey Ink. Nichole provided us with this as our inspiration image and it has been interesting trying to figure out what I was going to do for this challenge. These colors are just delicious and make me think of ice cream and popsicles and all the other Ice Cream Truck treats of my childhood.
Remember how when you were little (if you lived in town) you could follow the ice cream truck on foot or on your bike to get an instant cool down from a Popsicle? My husband didn't know that feeling as he grew up on a farm 12 miles outside of town.
To begin, I stamped the image onto watercolor paper with Encore Silver Ink then sprinkled it with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it.
Part of participating in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop is using at least one of their products for the challenge. I'll admit I am stretching that a little bit today because I didn't use one of their stamp sets but most everything else is from Papertrey Ink.
From the moment I saw the inspiration image, I could only think of this particular stamp set, Ice Cream Dream, that I got a year or two ago from Close To My Heart. So I decided to watercolor it using Papertrey Ink Cubes; Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Jadeite, Melon Berry, Spring Rain, Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet, and Pure Poppy for the Cherry. A little distress ink in Gathered Twigs was used for the syrup on the top of the sundae. I wanted to use Kraft Ink from Papertrey but mine hasn't been delivered yet. Some of the colors I used aren't exactly what you might find in real life, but it's okay. I just smooshed a bit of ink from the corner of the ink cube onto a 3.5 inch round acrylic block and then used a water brush to pick it up and "paint". Since the block was large I could just rotate it to have access to the color I wanted much like a paint palette.
The watercolor panel was spritzed with Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Mist and the ice cream treats were given a coat of Clear Wink of Stella. When that dried, I die cut it using the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and adhered it to my top folding A2 card base made from Papertrey Ink's Hawaiian Shores Cardstock. For the very last step, I put Glossy Accents on the ice cream for the added dimension and to give it the wet look.
Be sure to check out all of the projects over at the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop today! Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment if you like!