Hi everyone. I really wanted to enter the CAS Watercolour Challenge and as usual am running out of time so I quickly whipped up a card today as the challenge closes tomorrow, luckily we are eight hours ahead timewise which makes it a bit better..lol.
I used a relatively new set of stamps from one of my favourite companies Chocolate Baroque and the set is called Autumn Poppy. These I think are Chinese Lanterns which are a lovely orange colour, but these look a little muted, due in part to having to take a photo under a daylight lamp and not in proper daylight.
I decided to make this a one layer card and started with the background. I used a piece of acrylic and laid down some Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks onto it and spritzed with water. I then turned it over and applied the inked acrylic to the lefthand side of the card. I continued with one or two more layers until I was happy with the colour. Applying the ink this way gives you more control of where the colour goes, and I have to be honest and say that I got the idea from Karen whose blog is full of beautiful inky creations.
I then stamped the image using Versafine Smokey Gray Ink and coloured with my Distress Inks and a waterbrush using the following colours: For the flowers - Spiced Marmalade, a little Mustard Seed for the highlights and Faded Jeans added for the shadows, and for the leaves - again Mustard Seed for the highlights, Mowed Lawn and Pine needles mixed in for the shadows.
I finished by stamping the sentiment using the Smokey Gray Ink and whilst wet I heat embossed with Versamark and some WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.
Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope to be back before the end of the month as I am going to try and enter the Rudolph Days Challenge, so see you then.
I am entering the following challenges:
CAS Watercolour January Challenge - Birthday.
Seize the Birthday Challenge - One Layer Card.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add A Sentiment.
Country View Challenges January 2018 - Anything Goes.
Penny Black and More Challenge - Something New ( I have never used this stamp before).
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - No. 131 Anything Goes.