My friend Bronwyn came stamping today with a whole stash of wonderful butterflies. She had inked up a craft sheet with Distress Inks, spritzed with Perfect Pearls and smooshed the paper into the ink. When it was dry, she die cut the butterflies. Then she flicked some Delicata Gold refill ink over. It gives such a lovely shimmer.
Of course, I chose of the blue/green ones! Paired it with a Papertrey Ink Smoosh sentiment.
I first went with the circle sketch, making a die inlay card. I think it may be the first one I've ever made. I first watercoloured cardstock with Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed). Gave a spritz of Perfect Pearls. Dried and die-cut. I inked up the card front with Picked Raspberry using direct pad to paper so that it was lovely and vibrant. Sentiment is from Altenew.
A close-up of the inlay - and you can see the shimmer of the Perfect Pearls.
For the second card, I went with the panel sketch.I wanted to make a more masculine for my son who starts university next week.
Watercoloured the background piece with Distress Inks : Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean. Then stamped and embossed the Scattered Dots and embossed in Platinum. Added dots with white gel pen the centers. The metallic brad gives a more masculine feel.
After the scramble I went back to see if I'd played in the 2012 Challenge. I had ! So I will enter my "dreams" card in the Hero Arts Makeover Challenge. Here is my card from 3 years ago.
Using the sprayed stencil from the previous card, I made another. I think I actually prefer this one as the sentiment stands out more. Even though I had let the spray on the stencil dry too much, I like the effect as it reminds me of the red stripes of candy canes.
Watercolouring with Distress Inks, stencils and stamps!
I really didn't think this would work out so well. I painted water through the stencil lines, then added Distress inks. I thought the water and paint would leak under the stencil and just make a big mess. But, lo and behold, not too bad. I think I will be trying this again.
Writing and colouring .... two important fun activities. I created a text box in Word for the background block - sort of a letter in a note. I know that's not pencil, but you've got to give me some artistic license! I coloured the stamp with my Copics, and mounted it on foam.