I haven’t gotten to stamp much over the last couple of weeks. That darn job just gets in the way.  I had some fun on Sunday creating this little scene using Stampavie Sarah Kay’s Andre’ Carrying the Watermelon and placing it on a clean and simple white background.  I rarely stamp and watercolor on plain white cardstock as the colors never seem as vibrant to me as on watercolor paper so I was happily surprised at how bright this turned out to be.

KC Sarah Kay Andre' Carrying Watermelon

I stamped the image on white cardstock and again on printer paper to create a mask.  I created a deckled mask just a little smaller than the image layer so I could frame the scene with a clean white border. I watercolored the images with a brush and reinkers, masked the image and sponged on the ground and sky area.   I thought the gingham was the perfect embellishment for this simple card and the sentiment was perfect for this happy pair.

Here’s a closer view.  Isn’t he adorable with that big melon?

KC Sarah Kay Andre' Carrying Watermelon close up

Stamps:  Stampavie Sarah Kay Andre’ Carrying the Watermelon

Paper:  Papertrey White

Ink:  Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans, Fired Brick, Tea Dye, Butterscotch, More Mustard, Bashful Blue

Accessories:  Gingham, Deckle Nestabilities, Brushes, Sponges