Hi all, Its the 2nd Wednesday of the month so I’m guest designing for another Wonderful Wednesday colouring post over at Stamplorations where we
show off share our colouring skills on the wonderful products from Stamplorations, to show you the many versatile ways they can been used.
As usual, I made 3 different projects ranging from very easy to a little more complex using the stamps, dies and stencils from Stamplorations, and I’ll start with what I consider the easiest. For this card I first diecut it with the largest die from the Crazy double running stitch rectangle nesting die set of 3 dies BEFORE adding the paste so that it won’t flatten it after. I firmly placed the “Holly Background” stencil on watercolour paper and just spread some gold embossing paste over it. The paste is just some cheap paste I got at a local supermarket but it spreads and hardens really well. Once dry, I added the “Merry Christmas phrase” die onto a red card base and my card was done! Don’t you love how it shines!
The 2nd card uses the “Feathery” Stamp and I wanted to experiment with a new technique. I first stamped it in transparent gel before stamping it on my watercolour paper and let it dry and harden. This then creates a resist and wonderful texture when, you add watercolour. To create a more vibrant look, I used my Ecoline liquid watercolours. The sentiment, which comes from the “Fond Expressions 2” stamp set, was stamped with Versafine black ink. I cut the water-coloured panel with the same stitched rectangle die as above and matted it on a turquoise card base.
My third card was a little more complex to make as I used the “Stitched winter landscape” die along with 2 of the “Stitched snow hills” dies together and I wanted to colour them before they were separated into 3 diecuts. So what I did was to use the dies together and ran them through my Big Shot plus, making sure the edges of the dies did not extend out of the paper they were on, as shown above. I then proceeded to create my scene with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol markers. Once I was happy with the colouring, I diecut it with the same stitched rectangle die as for the 2 cards above.
I then splattered white acrylic paint over it and even brushed some paint over the “snowy hills” to make it more realistic. I used Nuvo crystal drops to create the snow on the top of the hills and the house. I just realised I forgot to colour the paper behind the house window, so now it just look like its a well! Any way I hope I still managed to create a peaceful scene to support the “Peace on Earth” sentiment diecut I used.
Well thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you’ll also stop by the blogs of the other fellow guest designers who used their amazing colouring skills to inspire you to get colouring! I look forward to reading your comments…and if you also leave comments on the Stamplorations blog and on the other guest designers too, you stand a chance to win a $15 gift voucher from Stamplorations!
Have a great creative day! Hugs,
I’m sharing the gold stencilled card over at:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – All that glitters is gold