Avocado Anyone?

Avocado anyone?

Avocado Arts that is!

Today I’m excited to bring you my first Avocado Arts project using June’s stamp club set.

For those of you who haven’t heard, Avocado Arts is a brand new stamping company. It’s a great monthly kit club of fabulous photopolymer clear stamps. The images are fun & graphic with a touch of whimsy and each set is designed to work with previous releases. The possibilities will be endless. I’m excited!

It’s been a while since I’ve watercolored. Way too long! These darling rubber boots were just begging for a water puddle to splash in and the best way I know of to do water is with watercoloring.

I like to watercolor using ink pads and a waterbrush. You can press the ink pad into the lid or onto a scrap piece of plastic to squeeze some of the dye from the ink pad. If you look at the original images, you’ll notice that I’ve done a little masking to put this scene together.

Quick Tip: When watercoloring, use a porous paper that is designed to help the ink move well.

Avocado Arts will be sharing daily inspiration using their first release for the entire month of May. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, keep an eye on the Avocado Arts blog. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Here’s the schedule for this week’s project lineup…

May 1 – AJ Otto
May 2 – Latisha Yoast
May 3 – Julia Stainton (you are here)
May 5 – Becky Oehlers
May 6 & 7 – Join us on the blog for a project re-cap

Supplies: stamp set by Avocado Arts,  Jet Black Archival ink by Ranger, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink & Dried Marigold Distress ink by Ranger, waterbrush, Rosebud Memento Marker by Tsukineko, Soft White Cards by Arturo

Happy stamping!

32 responses to “Avocado Anyone?

  1. Julia- I just LOVE this card!! I need to learn to watercolor like you!! 🙂

  2. Beautiful card Julia!

  3. Alice Roushia

    Your card is so cute and the watercoloring is perfect with this image.

  4. Beautifully done.

  5. This is so cute! Love how you’ve done the puddle! 🙂

  6. Love your watercolouring! Such a fabulous card Julia!

  7. This is simply awesome Julia! Beautiful 🙂

  8. I have never heard about the Avocado Arts, sounds interesting. I really like this card, it is awesome.

  9. StampinCathy

    This is just one stunning CAS card. I just love your coloring and creative style.

  10. Great card! I LOVE your coloring, particularly the “puddle” under the boots.

  11. Oh how cute! I love your coloring.

  12. So pretty…..you are an “artist” with your watercoloring. 🙂 That is a cute, cute stamp set. 🙂

  13. This is so darn cute! Those yellow boots with your watercolor puddle are ADORABLE. LOVE love LOVE!

  14. Can you come hold my hand while I watercolor??? LOL

    That depth is UH-MAY-ZING!!!!!

  15. Beautiful vibrant color~!

  16. Great card. I love the scene you created. Great job watercoloring. That is how I watercolor too.

  17. sue schultheis

    as always, Julia, you make just the cutest cards. Avacado is going to be a real hit.

  18. CUTE card! I love your puddle around the boots. Super CUTE! ;D

  19. Love the rain and the water colors. Very bright and cute card.

  20. OH MY! This is just beautiful! LOVE the coloring–and the puddle under the shoes:) FUN!

  21. Love, love the orange boots!!!

  22. Hi there,

    This is a really beautiful but clean card! I love the puddle of water under the boots. I think it really ‘makes’ the card! 🙂 And I love that you put a gem in the o of the word you.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Katie B.

  23. very cute card… love the avocado art set.
    thank you for sharing!
    anne @ rajklaushouse1@att.net

  24. Darling rainy day image and what beautiful vibrant coloring!

  25. What a lovely card. Thanks for sharing.


  26. What a lovely card. Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to get my set.

  27. great job on the watercolouring. you have really made the image pop off the page! xo

  28. What a cute card. I think I love this set of stamps!!!! There is just something about the boots and clouds that make this such a lovable and usable set. Thanks for sharing.

  29. I am just starting to stamp seriously and I love the ideas of using watercolors. Some sparkling H2O’s would be fun to try. TFS!

  30. This is adorable, Julia! Love the water coloring.

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