Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Entry

Happy Tuesday!!

It has been exactly a week since I started vacation and I am LOVING every minute of it!! Today I got to play with my Altenew stamps that I have had for a month. I attempted a distress ink watercolor technique.

The inspiration for my card was a Simon Says Stamp "You Gotta Have Friends" challenge. It was to make a card with a friendship theme. They wanted you to showcase Art Impressions stamps if we had them but for the life of me, I could not find the two I used to own. It is maddening when this happens. I probably gave it away when I went through my stamps last year, which is a reason to never get rid of anything. You just might want it down the road!!


I am probably crazy but I stamped and then painted each flower separately. First I stamped the black outline for each flower. For half the card, I used the solid stamps in two different shades of purple distress ink for the color, and then I used a wet watercolor brush to blend them together. That got old pretty fast so I then just painted the colors in. Can you tell where I started and where I ended?


In between the stamping of each flower, I stamped and then painted the leaves in. I then used two different types of pink distress ink to paint around the flowers.


After the flowers were dry, I stamped the "friend" sentiment in black onto the card front. I then took a slightly wet paint brush and went over it. I mounted the card front on a card and added the "hello" sentiment with foam adhesive.


My last step was to use a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to give the flowers a little sparkle. I need to practice getting a good photo of this. It looks so pretty!!

This was a really fun technique but it took a long time. I don't think I would do this for just any card.

I thank you for looking at my SSS Wednesday Challenge entry.


Nora
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3 comments:

Taunya Butler said...

GORGEOUS!! The time you took to do those lovely flowers paid off - they are exquisite looking!! Very well done!

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, I am amazed at your stamping, Nora! I need to try stamping the Outlines of the Painted Flowers first! I couldn't really tell where you start and finish! Isn't this set amazing or what? You really did the Impressionist proud with this one! Love it!

Kim S said...

It's absolutely beautiful. Each blossom and leaf is beautifully colored, and I love that you filled in between and around the flowers. It gives is a very full look and perfectly frames the sentiment.

I agree with never getting rid of anything. I have stamps that are truly ancient, but you never know!! Styles do tend to come back around.