How do these digi stamps come about anyway? Well, today I was were inspired by a watercolor challenge at “Create Something Catchy” which featured some lovely watercolor florals.

I happened to have a photograph of Clematis from our back yard which I had been meaning to paint, so I sat down with my paints and painted a little 4×4″ painting which led to a new digi stamp!

I started out with this photo:

clematis-photo

I then painted this watercolor rendition:

Clematis-on-Fence-4x4-web
Next, we created a black and white illustration (the digi stamp!):

LilaGrey__ClematisVine-web

Finally, here is the card I created to link to the challenge. This card was printed on smooth white cardstock with an ink jet printer, heat set, and then colored with watercolor pencils.

Clematis-Card

I hope you enjoyed the creative process leading to this design!

L.G.

 

Watercolor Challenge Inspiration – Clematis!