Double blue and gold--this color combination takes me back to 1983-85 and the "home of the Chargers." That's right my high school colors are the first thing I thought of when I saw the color challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments. And let me add it was a HUGE challenge for me. Why? Because when I see certain bright color combos such as yellow and kelly green or royal blue and red I immediately think of team or school colors. So, this was a bit tricky for me to come up with an idea.
I began with Watercolor Paper and did a mix of watercoloring and sponging. When I say mix I litterally started with using both an Aquapainter and a sponge to apply ink inside my stencils. Speaking of stencils I made my own tiny butterfly shaped stencils with punches and Window Sheets. Once the butterflies were dry I did some traditional stamping to add texture and depth.