Sunday, March 5, 2017

613 Avenue Create #195-Anything Goes-Option Use a Rubber Stamp

It seems I got a bit turned around on our challenge at 613 Avenue Create this week.  I didn't create an ATG; I created a card.  Oops!  But I did use a rubber stamp, which is the option.  A few months ago, I won some blog candy from Stampendous:  10 sheets of beautiful Graphics 45 double sided paper and two rubber stamps!  Needless to say, I was delighted.  So for this challenge, I was more than happy to use the Cyclamen Cling Stamp.

After using my MISTI  and my new Creative Corners to stamp off the edge of  the panel, I used a total new to me technique - loose water coloring.  I smooshed Distress Inks on my kraft sheet, spritzed the ink with water and went to work.  I am really happy with how it turned out.  I even managed a bit of shading.  After the flowers were dry, I painted the background.  I stamped the sentiment and added some Nuvo Drops.Then I cut the panel down a bit, mounted it on black card stock and glued it to the card base.

Card base:  Recollections 110 lb
Card stock:  Recollections black
Water color panel:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth
Stamp:  Stampendous Cling Cyclamen
Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black

Brown Sugar Challenge #240 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #38 - Anything Goes
CAS Watercolour March - Spring
CAS Mix Up - Stamping, Smooshing plus your choice (Nuvo Drops)

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  1. You did an awesome job on your first try at loose watercoloring, Sheila! Your cyclamen are so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  2. Beautiful images and beautifully watercoloured in the loose style. Great job Shelia! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up!

    1. I really appreciate your sweet comment, Loll. Thanks much!

  3. Lovely coloring on your beautiful cyclamen stampings Sheila - thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up Challenge! Julia xx

  4. Cyclamens are such a perfect image for spring! You did a great job with your first loose watercolouring project! Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

  5. What soft pretty colours, really does look like spring!

  6. I am loving this card Sheila!!! The loose watercoloring with inks looks so beautiful and well done! This is one of my favorite plants/flowers and I have one in my bathroom window. This one just screams spring! Hugs, Brenda


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