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I love the nature scene from the stamp set, such a pretty and impressive scene! Of course that had to be the one I started with, so I stamped it on water colour paper with Staz On, and used my Stampin' Up Markers, a few ink pads, and a water brush to colour. I decided last minute that the mountain tops needed snow so I waited until the image was dry and then squished some white pigment ink onto my craft mat. I used my water brush to dab some onto the mountains. I love water colouring in this way as it is so easy and makes me feel like a true artist!
The center was kept simple with an inked piece of cream matted with chocolate brown, then the sentiments stamped in opposite corners.
I would like to enter this card into the Deep Ocean challenge for sporty and outdoor themed cards.
My second project was another clean and simple card that brought out my artistic side:
Again I started with the stamps, and stamped them with black pigment ink on water colour paper, then heat embossed with clear powder. A few days previous as I was searching through my stash for something else, I came across a shimmery water colour set that I had forgotten about. I immediately knew I would use them for this image. As I painted the image I was thinking about how fish look shimmery and irridescent when they are not in the water. I didn't paint it to look like any fish in particular though, I just used colours that I thought would be pretty.
As I liked how the images came out I decided to keep the rest of the card really simple. I chose a cream card base and added some jute twine. The edges of the water colour paper were distressed with a distressing tool, mini brads were added to the corners and the panel was foam taped over the jute twine.
Since the card was so simple I thought just a sentiment would be enough.
I would like to enter this into the Creative Stamp Friends card for masculine themed cards.
This is a great set to work with and I can't decide which image is my favourite, lol. While I'm trying to figure that out, why don't you have a look to see what the other DT members have created? This is a hop after all and you could win a stamp set of your own! Don't forget to visit the main blog to see what other inspiration is waiting for you.
I used the following products on my first card:
Card Stock: Neenah Desert Storm, Gina K Designs Pure Ivory, Stampin' Up! Water Colour paper, Chocolate Chip.
Stamps: Marks Finest Papers On the Fly
Ink: Staz On Jet Black, Stampin' Up! Going Grey, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown.
Markers: Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue, Brocade Blue.
Embellishments: Stampin' Up! Twill ribbon, May Arts Jute Twine.
Adhesive: Scotch ATG, foam squares, Scotch Quick Dry.
Tools: Paper Trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart score board, waterbrush, Ranger blending tool.
I used the following products on my second card:
Card Stock: Gina K Designs Pure Ivory, Stampin' Up! Water Colour paper.
Stamps: Marks Finest Papers On the Fly
Ink: American Crafts Black Pigment Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black.
Embossing Powder: Martha Stewart Clear Gloss.
Paint: Yatsumo Pearlescent Watercolor Set.
Embellishments: May Arts Jute Twine, Recollections brads.
Adhesive: Foam Squares.
Tools: Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart score board, paint brush, Tonic/Tim Holtz distressing tool, We R Memory Keepers brad setting tool.