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Thanks for joining me again today, hope you will enjoy my card.
The card I have for you today is a card I have entered into the 3rd Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI03 and this fortnight it is a beach theme.
These colours are so beautiful together,…..can’t you hear the waves crashing on the beach.
For this Card I used a watercolour technique called “Smooching”.
Earlier in the week I did another card with a very simlar technique where I put colour onto an Acrylic block sprayed with water and then placed water colourpaper over the top and pressed down.
The paper was larger than the block so I got a boarder around it. As you can see in the photo below.
This time it was done a little differently…
To colour my background I had a piece of Window sheet larger than the watercolour paper.
I added colour with the Stampin’ Write markers to the window sheet and spritzed with water, until the water and ink beaded.
Then very carefully and quickly flip over and place onto of the watercolour paper.
Rub the window sheet moving the colour around a little.
I did a practice run on a scrap of watercolour paper to make sure the colours mixed well…you don’t want to end up with “MUD”.
You can’t really see but I used Peakaboo Peach at the bottom and Marina Mist at the top.
Once dry I layered stamps from different stamp sets on top.
In Soft Sky I stamped the ink splatter from Awesomely Artistic..as the Marina Mist has been watered down with the water colouring the Soft Sky shows up.
I had one idea in mind when I started but have ended up with something very different.
This is where my ideas changed ….at this point I decided to add some flowers and I wanted a watercolour look to them.
I used the Penned and painted Stamp set for the flowers. This is a 3 step stamp set but I didn’t used the outline stamps. I wanted a soft watercolour feel.
I inked up the first stamp and stamped off before stamping the first part of my flower and then inked the second part in full strength I did this with all the flowers and leaves.
Once that was all completed the edges were sponged in the Soft Sky and then in Marina Mist.
The Birthday Sentiment was taken from Balloon Adventures from the Occasions catalogue and Stamped in Soft Suede. the framelit was from the Rose Garden Thinlits and sponged around the edges in soft Sky and marina Mist. With a bit of Bakers Twine wrapped around and the sentiment sitting on top held up with Dimensionals.
The card is in Marina Mist with matting in Peakaboo Peach and Whisper White.
This was a fun card to make and I didn’t have to be a watercolour artist…
Stampin’ Up! did for me.