First up for the CAS Challenge (and also for the HLS Sketch as well). :)
I created the background using the Stencil Monoprint technique with yellow and pink sprays on mixed media paper. I inked my stamp with markers, spritzed with water and stamped over top (watercolour spritz technique) . Then I used a waterbrush to move the colours around a little to create this very loose, watercoloured image. So soft and delicate. I thought it looked like a watercolour painting, so I framed it. :)
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Next the Sketch Challenge (and also for the HLS CAS - Stamping) ...
This large bouquet of flowers is stamped onto watercolour paper and watercoloured using distress inks and a water brush. I added glossy accents to the "glass" bowl.
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And last for the Christmas Challenge (and also for the HLS CAS - Stamping) ...
I stamped with waterproof ink onto watercolour paper and then used distress inks to watercolour. I splattered the background with some diluted white acrylic paint. So fun and easy to do. :)
All three challenges is open for another couple of weeks, so there's lots of time to play along. Come join in the fun!!
A week ago I posted pictures of two "extra" stamp sets I had to give away. Hubby picked the winners and they are:
Lorraine - Nature's Gift Stamp Set
Bonnie K - Etched Branches
Congrats to Lorraine and Bonnie. Please email me your addresses before July 21 and I'll send off the stamps to you. If not claimed by July 21st, I will re-draw for another winner.
Paper: White card base and frame (Neenah); Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Ink: Summer Sun, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Yellow and Pink sprays made with Liquid Watercolour Concentrate (Dick Blick), Mini Tile Texture Stencil (Crafter's Workshop), water mister
Stamps: Cling Bowl Bouquet (Stampendous); Field Flowers senitment (SU!)
Paper: White card base (Neenah); Watercolour paper (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink: Black Archival (Ranger); Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Weathered Wood (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: water brush, glossy accents
Stamps: Christmas Cottage (Penny Black); Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R)
Paper: White card base (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink: Archival Black (Ranger); Distress inks: Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Squeezed Lemonade, Weathered Wood (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: water brush, white acrylic paint for splattering
HLS July CAS Challenge - Stamping
HLS July Christmas Challenge - Tree
HLS July Sketch Challenge