Hero Arts Safari and Watercoloring with Distress Inks

Hello crafty friends!  Buckle in for a super fun card where we get to be artists of sorts.  We are going to be playing with this incredible sun die, and these two amazing sets from Hero Arts:

This card came together so easily.  I used a few different pieces of watercolor paper and started first by taking Distress Oxide colors in Wild Honey and Squeezed Lemonade.  I smooshed them on my craft mat, spritzed with water and then dipped my watercolor paper in them.  I thought that they may have blended too much (I know...how dare I say that...) so I added a bit of Fired Brick to them.  That was just the trick, since I was using this panel for the Hero Arts Sun Die.  Once that was done, I started working on the other watercolor paper.  Pulling out some good old Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, and Candied Apple, I did some light watercoloring. It was absolutely therapeutic; I love watercoloring simple things like this background.  

I then stamped out the grass line, followed by a little bit of ink blending to make the sand color at the bottom of the panel.  Lastly, I stamped out my tree, the sentiment, and the birds in Versafine Onyx black ink and the elephants in gray.  I assembled the card using Nuvo Glue. (love that stuff).
That will do it for the card.  Thank you so much for stopping by and crafting with us today!  We had some much fun and hope you got inspired to take out any medium you have and get to painting! 
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