Friday, April 15, 2016

Stamp Off Challenge: Watercolor In the Meadow

Welcome to another edition of the Stamp Off challenge
with Buffy and Susan.  This one is a watercolor challenge,
which I'm really excited about.

Susan has been taking watercolor classes, 
so I suspect she's going to show us some major technique!

I go back and forth on whether this card has sufficient "technique". I wanted to add more, yet nothing I tried seemed to work.

I took watercolor paper and painted on Pirouette Pink
and Pear Pizzazz reinker with a watercolor brush.
I then took the image from In the Meadow (Occasions), stamped in
Pear Pizzazz and then spritzed with water.  I repeated,
leaving water blotches in the process.  I water colored
the flowers with Crushed Curry.

The sentiment comes from the Celebrate Today set on page 102
of the main catty.   I wanted to use that set because it is
photopolymer, so easier to line up.

So now get your sweet self over to Buffy and Susan's
blogs, so that you can see some outstanding artistry!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Botanical Builder Inlays

The Botanical Builder Framelit Dies (Occasions p 26)
enable so many cool techniques.  I really like the options
for creating inlays and negative shapes.
The feathery leaf inlay was created, and I then cut it out
with a Lots of Labels Framelit to create the focal tag.
I created the word "Love" by omitting
part of the Balloon Builders (Occasions p 14) sentiment.
It was then punched out with the Washi Tag punch.  

Monday, April 11, 2016

Timeless Textures with Hello You Thinlit

Timeless Textures (Occasions page 29) makes a lovely
background and can even work for a more contemporary look.
In this example, I simple added the Hello You Thinlits (p 172)
sentiment and a couple of the It's My Party Enamel Dots 
from page 6 of the Occasions Mini.  The dots add a fun 
pop to the card.