Thursday, April 28, 2016

Color Bursts Part 2


Hi everyone.  Today's card is again from the crafty fun I had with some friends a few weeks ago.  This time the background is Color Bursts done with Stencil Monoprint technique.  I placed my butterfly stencil over a piece of watercolour paper, sprinkled the Color Bursts, spritzed with water and then removed the stencil (that print is still in my stash).  But instead of washing off the stencil which was still covered with bursts and water, I flipped it over and pressed it into a second piece of watercolour paper (stencil monoprint).  Love how the colours moved and flowed on the watercolour paper.

Wasn't sure what to do with the background, so decided to try out a new-to-me technique that I saw perfected by my friend Lee-Anne (Creatively LA).   I lined up my butterfly images with my stencil and then used a fine tip black marker to outline them.  This is totally different than my usual style, but I'm happy with how it turned out.  I definitely need some practice using the fine tip marker! :)

Lee-Anne used the same stencil - click HERE to see her card.  You'll notice that she did the positive stencil with the butterflies coloured ... for mine, the background is coloured and the butterflies are left plain. :)  Always learning from Lee-Anne.  She is a constant source of inspiration for me. Thanks Lee-Anne! :)

I needed something fairly dark for the sentiment to stand out, so again with the black banner. :)  It just works.  Everything else seemed to get lost.

Since I used STAMPlorations' stencil and stamp, I'm heading over to join the Never-Ending Anything Goes challenge.



Thanks for coming by for a visit! :)






Stamps:  Fond Expressions2 (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. Hot Press)
Ink:  Color Bursts (yellow, orange, red); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Flutterby stencil (ARTplorations / STAMPlorations); water mister, fine point black marker, white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
STAMPlorations - Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge



28 comments:

  1. Wow...you and Lee-Anne have me totally inspired my friend. I was already planning on playing with my Brushos and stencils today. My watercolored background card fronts and ATC's are growing. I'm having so much fun watercoloring on our trailer camping vacation :-)

    Your watercolored cards have my head spinning with ideas Loll. TFS

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  2. What a great effect you've achieved. I tried with brusho's but found I was putting on too much water and they leaked loads underneath the stencil... After seeing yours today I will try again! Thank you for the inspiration x

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  3. need to get those Brushos out and play again - you've inspired me with this card and the one yesterday

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  4. Love the use of the black pen to outline the butterflies! I must try this. Such fun to see the results of our get together! Thanks for linking to Lee-Anne's version so that we could see both the positive and negative versions of the same stencil.

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  5. WOW! I love the gorgeous background and how the outlines really make those butterflies pop! You and Lee-Anne are quite a team! We learn a lot from both of you!

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  6. This is stunning! Love how it turned out, Loll! Your choice of colors is fantastic! Thanks for the "plug" :)

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  7. Whoo hoo..there is snow on the ground where we are camped, which makes the perfect lazy day to Watercolor with my Brushos and stencils after being inspired earlier this a.m. Loll by your beauty. I have 1 positive and 2 negative card fronts to finish into cards when we get home using your technique :-) Thanks for always inspiring me my friend.

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  8. Love Love Love this card! Love the technique and everything. Who makes the butterfly stencil? I think I might :need: it!

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  9. Yes, I think this turned out really well. Love the effect and your background colors are gorgeous.

    Shirl

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  10. Loll, this is awesome...will definitely give this a try and thanks for sharing Lee-Ann's blog too! I love how you used a black pen to outline the butterflies...very striking!

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  11. This is gorgeous Loll, what a fun technique to try out!

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  12. Another beautiful background and a great technique and one I would love to try

    Anne

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  13. What a cool technique and how beautifully this turned out! Great color combination and sounds SO fun to do! What a steady hand you have!

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  14. This is so cool! Of course I'm loving the brusho background, and enjoyed reading about this nifty technique. I think your inked outlines look just fine, and this card has such a 'free flow feeling' to it. Also very much liked the way you've done the sentiment in the dark color. Just beautiful. Will be checking stencils to see if I've anything to try this one! TFS & Hugs

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  15. Just gorgeous. New technique to me. Thank you!

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  16. WOW! What a fabulous background ..... great colours and I love how you've outlined the butterflies. xx

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  17. I feel like I'm repeating what everyone else is saying, but WOW! This is just stunning Loll! I love the colors you used and how you went back in with the stencil and outlined the butterflies with your black marker...such a cool technique!! Can't wait to try this one...thanks for sharing!! :0)

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  18. It's always fun to try new (to us) techniques isn't it Loll . . . and all the better when they turn out as stunning as this (my first attempts never do!) Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  19. I love the colour, free flow that it all has is wonderful too...well done...I need to try it now!
    hugs,
    Karen

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  20. Love how this turned out and the drawing with the fine line marker looks brilliant. Works perfectly with the messy bursts and bits of colour coming onto the butterflies. Perfect

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  21. This version looks cool, too! Love the outlining! It's on my "list" of techniques to try!

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  22. I love stopping by here to see what creative technique you are using each day Loll - your background is beautiful - and how fun to draw around the stencil with a marker - resulting in a lovely card! Julia xx

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  23. Another gorgeous card Loll. I will have to try that technique. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  24. I love this bold and modern looking card Loll. Sounds like you had fun when you were all crafting together.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  25. What a brilliant brusho background, Loll ... those delicate butterflies really do look as thought they're fluttering ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  26. WOW! Your background is absolutely exquisite, Loll! I love how you created movement on this card with the colors and butterflies...it really is gorgeous!

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  27. Totally up my alley! Haven't given Lee Anne's technique a try yet, but it sure is cool. Great job achieving it with the powders.

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  28. I'm here to play catch up Loll. And boy am I behind! Love this beautiful card! The colors are just stunning. I haven't tried the stencil monoprint yet, but looking forward to trying it one day. The background came out so pretty on yours. I just love how you outlined the butterflies with your black marker, looks so pretty and really makes those butterflies pop. Doesn't look like you need much practice with it either. Hugs, Brenda

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