I'm so excited today!! Happy Little Stampers is HAPPY to announce our new Design Teams! Yay!! :) Click on the link to head over and check it out. Welcome to all my new teammies!!
I wanted to make a card to celebrate this exciting day.
and I wanted to use the techniques for June's CAS Challenge - Sprays - Mists.
I was inspired by my friend Bonnie's card HERE. Isn't it gorgeous. Just love the colours she's used with the white accents. I also wanted to experiment with my Brushos as well. I wanted to keep the colours as separate as possible (when spraying with water, control is difficult), but it worked out pretty well. The blue and yellow did not mix to green, although the blue and red did mix a little so there's some purple ... but I like it! :)
This is a little different for me. I'm basically letting go to a point, as I'm ALL about control, :) I love the artsy feel of this card. Thanks for the inspiration Bonnie!!
Here's how I did it. I heat embossed my tree image in white onto watercolour paper. Then I sprinkled a little of the turquoise brushos in a couple of places and spritzed with just a little water. Let it soak in a few seconds, and then lightly blotted with a paper towel, I repeated that with the red and then the yellow. Then went back a second time and did it again. By blotting, the paper is still damp, but not wet, so I didn't have too much water running all over the place. I'm usually pretty heavy-handed with the water mister :) ... but took my time and kept my spraying to a minimum.
I hope you'll check out the challenge and come play along. Ink sprays, glimmer sprays, water mister ... anything that comes out of a spray bottle will work for this challenge. Just remember to keep your cards CAS. :)
And again, I'm thrilled about our new teams at HLS and can't wait to get started working with them in July!! :)
Stamps: Birch Tree Paintings (Innovative Stamp Creations); Field Flowers - sentiment (SU!)
Ink: Versamark; Brushos (Turquoise, Yellow, Scarlet)
Accessories & Tools: White embossing powder (Hero Arts), heat tool, water mister