Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Tuesday Talk

One card, two challenges today. The layout is from CAS Colours & Sketches and the theme from Time Out.

I wanted to try the watercolour paint brush stripes I've been seeing a lot of recently. So I spent a bit of time experimenting and came up with this way to achieve the effect.  I used my largest acrylic block and put stripes of Memento dew drop ink directly onto it - I discovered this works best if you put the lightest colour on first! Then I placed the card on top and gently rubbed over and hey presto it looks like you've used a paint brush.

So that was my horizontal strip done.  I stamped the vine trail by bending the stamp onto an acrylic block to make it curvy and then added some little flowers and some spots of glitter. The heart I stamped and cut out by hand, mounted onto pads and attached to the painted strip.  Finally I added a sentiment to match the theme (not showing up too well in the main photo) and a few sparkly gems.



  

Time Out Challenge #5

'Time Flies, Love Lasts'

 I'm loving this colour combination inspired by a sheet of echo park journalling cards that was out on my desk.

Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio, Always & Forever 7 Background Builders Vines
Inks: SU, pool party; Memento, lady bug, cantaloupe
Die: Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles
Embellishments: Kuretake, Wink of Stella clear; MeiFlower, gems

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Thanks for dropping by today.

Jane
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7 comments:

  1. Very creative way to get your watercolor stripes! And I'm so glad you did a close-up of your words - I didn't even notice them on the other photo. So sweet!!

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  2. Wonderful card - love the faux-watercolor stripes! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

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  3. So, so pretty! I love the colors you chose. Thanks for the details on how you created the stripes. :) I'm glad you shared your card with us at CAS - Colours and Sketches!

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  4. This is so feminine and pretty, love the colours too. Thanks for joining in with our sketch challenge at CC&S

    Louise xx

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  5. LOVE :) such a FABulous combination of Uniko Studio stamps and the colours are stunning too. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT too and joining in on the challenge :) Hugs Bev x

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  6. Love your technique! Very pretty results! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

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  7. What a gorgeous way to use the water colors and the movement you've created on your card is fabulous. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

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