Friday, December 16, 2016

Watercolouring with Re-inkers


Hi everyone.  We're already over half way through December.  Just a reminder about the CAS Watercolour's December Challenge this month ...


I've had this background stamp for AGES but think it's the first time being inked up. Always good to use a NBUS item (a la Darnell). :)

I actually removed it from the wood base that it came with and added a cling sponge base so I could use it in my Misti.  The thing about intricate background stamps (or large stamps) is that they don't always ink evenly.  I think it helped.  Still a few little bare spots, but looks good.

I stamped this onto mixed media paper with versamark ink and heat embossed with white.  Once cool, I lightly sprayed with water.  Three small random dots each of Ripe Persimmon re-inker and Picked Raspberry re-inker were added over top, then misted with more water until the colours flowed.  I let it air dry and then cut down my panel.  It's a busy pattern, so I opted to leave it plain, just adding a simple die-cut sentiment.

Check out the other Design Team Reminder cards, along with our Guest Designer Deepti by clicking HERE.

I hope you come play along at our challenge.  Create a CAS card using the Watercolour Resist technique and then enter your card in the linky.  Hope to see you in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by.







Stamps:  Swirly Background (Inkadinkado)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Main panel:  Mixed media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry re-inkers (Tim Holtz); Delicata Silver
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour December Challenge - Watercolour Resist

33 comments:

  1. Fabulous card Loll and I love this large pattern and the great contrast with the black die cut sentiment on top as you say is all it needs to shine. x

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  2. Wow...what a beautiful heat embossed swirl background, Loll. Love how you added drops of DI ink and spritzed with water to make your ink flow. A beautiful artsy effect my friend. TFS Hugs, Nancy

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  3. Those colors are so gorgeous :) beautiful as always

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  4. Gorgeous! Love the vibrant colours, Loll.

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  5. You always do such a spectacular job of blending watercolor, Loll! I love how your colors are intense in the center and soften near the edges. What a gorgeous effect!

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  6. A very unusual design using your favorite colors of the coral & magneta shades. Love those deep white swirls and the bold black of the sentiment. Great idea to unmount this pretty background so it can be used with the misti.TFS

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  7. What a beautiful background pattern, Loll! I LOVE the colors and the movement! WOW!

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  8. This is SO pretty Loll! I love the way the colors blended together with the water, and your simple die cut sentiment is just perfect for this lovely, lovely card!! :0)

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  9. Beautiful example of an emboss resist! Love the way you just allowed the colours to flow - I find it hard to do that as I always want to control it!

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  10. WOW! I love everything about this, the technique is a favourite, the colours are gorgeous and the stamped image is stunning....... I love flourishes. Have a lovely weekend xx

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  11. First off I am so loving this NBUS stamp of your Loll! Such a cool pattern! This card is just stunning, loving the color combo. The "hugs" looks so great in the black, really pops! Hugs, Brenda

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  12. That is a beautiful background stamp, Loll, and I love how those colors blend.

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  13. Love this card with the bright colors and black sentiment. Great coloring!!

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  14. I love that you let your reinkers wander with reckless abandon, Lolly, and they performed beautifully! It is the personification of the word "hugs!" (Thank you for the shoutout and for using your NBUS!!) Happy Holiday hugs, Dolly

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  15. What a wonderful card Loll - the re-inker colouring and the simple sentiment really let the design come to life
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  16. Absolutely beautiful card! I love the way you have colored the panel. So so amazing!

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  17. Gorgeous card Loll, love the retro feel, Cathy x

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  18. Fantastic coloured panel Loll. Home for a little while now so am hoping to get stuck into the inks! x

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  19. You are so good at coming up with very visually pleasing card designs. Love the colors in this piece and the stamped image, too. Thanks so much, Loll, for always inspiring!

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  20. Another pretty card!! I'm going with New But Unused Stamp (or stencil or stamping item) . . . . NBUS.

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  21. This is so stunning LOll! Fabulous colours, I really must give this technique a try! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend so far! Hazel xx

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  22. These colors are gorgeous Loll and what a great background stamp you used!

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  23. love the beautiful colour wash behind the emboss resist. Awesome card :)

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  24. What a pretty stamp and I do love the colors you used! Great card!

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  25. gorgeous colcardours, love the colour change with each swirl.

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  26. another wonderfully done card mf...so pretty!

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  27. Greetings Loll, wow what a gorgeous background color and tag design.

    Hugs Diane

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  28. Another great technique, Loll - I'm adding it to my list of " to try". What a pretty bg this made and I would not have guessed that it didn't even involve a paintbrush!! Thanks for noticing my card on splitcoast where I used your technique for alcohol inks - I had such fun and have several papers left to create with!!!

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  29. Very elegant with beautiful colours xxx

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  30. Fabulous! This is so gorgeous and I can't believe it came from 3 dots each!!!

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  31. The soft, fluid lines and gorgeous colours make such a gorgeous backdrop for the bold die cut sentiment, Loll ... this is lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

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  32. Fun card - reminds me of the 70's - good times!

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  33. Kicking myself over here for missing the deadline, even though I did create a card for the challenge...darn! I love the pattern on this design, and your color palette is just beautiful, Loll! Loving the font on your bold black sentiment, too! Another gorgeous card!

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