Hero Arts Venetian Neighborhood
I just adored this background stamp from Hero Arts, Venetian Neighborhood, when I saw it! I decided to do another clean and simple card so I could play again in the current challenge on A Blog Named Hero.
I had the perfect idea. Lookie:
I wanted to do a really loose watercolor version of this, so I grabbed my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and the largest brush I thought I could get away with. I googled “Italian windows” to see what colors I should choose for the wall and the different window shutters and moldings and got busy.
By using a larger quill brush, there was a point to the brush for finer details, but on the other hand, it made me paint really loosely. A quill brush holds a lot of water. This was really fun to paint, and I decided to just let it speak for itself except for the greeting. I ended up trimming it down to fit on a card front because I wanted as much of it to show as possible. For the greeting, I used a sentiment from the Hero Arts set, To Seize or Not to Seize, and embossed it with white EP on black card stock, popping it up with some foam tape above the card front, again, trying to cover as little of the image as possible.
This card turned out fab! I have lots of ideas for Venetian Neighborhood, and this is just the first!
Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, Gina K, My Favorite Things, Ranger Ink, Hero Arts, and Blick Art Supplies.