Friday, January 16, 2015

Watercolour Spritz


Hi everyone.  Sorry I haven't been around much this week.  I have a virus that has overstayed it's welcome. :(  Hoping to kick this thing soon!

I'm back with another reminder that there is a new CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers ... and it runs for the whole month of January.





The card above uses the Watercolour Spritz technique.  It's not hard to do, but there is a bit of a learning curve to figure out how much water to mist on your inked stamp before stamping onto the watercolour paper.  Getting some practice helps with that. :)

I inked up my rubber stamp using markers, spritzed with water a few times and then stamped onto dry watercolour paper.  I hold the stamp down for a few seconds so the watercolour paper absorbs the diluted ink.  Then remove the stamp and let it sit and dry for a while.  The image changes quite a bit as it dries ... and it looks as though you've watercoloured the image by hand.  So pretty!

For the card above, I used a post-it note mask to keep the area just below my stamped flowers clean.  I also die-cut the flower box from watercolour paper and used the same inking and misting of leaves, stamping them on both the background of my card and the w/c paper flower box die-cut.  To give the sentiment a watercoloured look, I inked it with my marker and then lightly touched it in spots with my waterbrush and then stamped.

I used Kylie's awesome sketch for this month from Happy Little Stampers ...




I hope you're inspired to join in the fun at Happy Little Stampers Blog.  Click HERE to share your CAS Watercoloured cards.  And click HERE to play long with the HLS January Sketch Challenge.  Or use both on your card. :)

I'll be back with a final challenge reminder next week with another CAS Watercoloured card using a different watercolouring technique.  Can't wait to show you! :)


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On another subject, wanted to quickly share my good news that one my cards was featured in this Embossing Paste article by Michele Boyer for Craftsy Paper Blog Crafts.  Thanks for including one of my cards Michele! :)







Stamps: Pocket Silhouette, Just Believe (SU!)
Paper:  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  SU! markers:  Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive
Accessories & Tools: Small Flower box die (Poppy Stamps), water mister, post-it note, waterbrush


31 comments:

Julie B said...

Oh, hope you are better soon Loll, thought you had been quiet!
Pretty card. :)

Carol said...

Love this Loll, the image looks fabulous with that technique. Congrats on being featured and I hope the virus moves on soon. Carol x

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card Loll - feel better soon

Lee-Anne said...

Congrats Loll...that's wonderful! And is card is so gorgeous in these colors...one of my favorite techniques! Feel better soon!

Deepti said...

Congratulations on ur happy craft news :) Love the card you created !!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Talk about the water coloring doing what you want! Dang I need that type of control :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply stunning and elegant loll. Get well soon xx

nancy littrell said...

Such a sweet watercolored spritzed card Loll. I love your choice of images and window box. Kylie's sketch challenge was a perfect combo with your CAS Challenge too. TFS my friend.

Feel Better Soon! Hugs, Nancy

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Gorgeous and very cleverly designed card, Loll!
I hope you feel better soon! Big hugs,
Ingrid xxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous creation Loll - the painting is so delicate, and I love how the leaves seem to be trailing over the edge of the window box.

Hope you are feeling better very soon - Sylvia xx

Susan said...

Congratulations on having one of your cards used on Craftsy.com - it's a beauty and really illustrates their tutorial well. And I love today's card - makes me think of the lavender that grows in my garden which gets me looking forward to spring!

Colorado Crafter said...

I was wondering where you were. Hoping you were just busy making cards. So sorry to hear that you have been sick. I hope you feel better soon! Great card. Another blogger I read does a lot of stamping like this (spritzing her stamp) and I need to try it.

Brenda said...

I'm so sorry a nasty bug made it's way into your home Loll, they sure can put one day fast and keep them there. I hope you feel better soon and kick that virus to the curb! Now I have to say that your water stamped card is just stunning! I love the flowers and leaves, the leaves look great spilling over the flower box. Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

Not at all surprised that you were featured in a magazine. Heck, I think you should have your OWN magazine with all your marvelous cards. Of which this would be one of them. Love the softness & spiky look to these flower stems peeking out from the windowbox. Beautiful. Hope you soon send that virus packing. Take care of you and get lots of rest. Hope the crafting is therapeutic and helps you feel better. TFS & Big hugs. (PS..I enjoyed my very limited play with the Brushos. Can't wait to get time to venture forth again, see what messes I can make! Fascinating to watch the color spread).

Karen Mead said...

Gorgeous cas card Loll and I love the pretty flowers:) I hope that you get better soon - hugs xx ps congrats on being featured too!

sandie said...

I hope the virus soon goes. And the added dimension here makes all the difference x

Petra Swart said...

WOW, such a beautiful card, Loll!!!!
Hope you;ll be feeling better soon!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful CAS card Loll....simply stunning..
Hope you feel better soon

Anne

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous card, Loll! I love how you continue the leaves onto the box. Congrats on your card being featured (well deserved), and I hope you're soon better :)

Karen B said...

Congratulations Loll and I hope you feel better soon. Love this spritzing method - it's amazing how you know exactly what the flowers are even though it's not detailed. Fab!!!

Karen x

Barb Ghig said...

Using the Watercolour Spritz technique is very tricky, and you've really mastered it, Loll! I love how your images turned out...it's really stunning!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, I forgot...I hope you're feeling better very soon!

Maura R said...

Love this watercolored look on your flowers, Loll. And the flower box is such a great added detail. Hope you are 100% soon and congrats on the featured card!

pezadoodle said...

Hope you're feeling better! LOVE this card. One of my favorite techniques and yet I hardly ever do it...:P

cm said...

Hope you've kicked that virus as far away from you as possible and that you're feeling much better! Again, I'm blown away (wait, make that BLOWN AWAY) by the amazing techniques you're sharing and the gorgeous results your showcase. These flowers...so incredibly lovely!
Hugs~c

Kylie said...

I love this technique and you do it so well! Perfrcyly CAS. Congrats on being featured xx

Kylie said...

Omg funny typo. Im using my phone lol

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love this! I've never been able to ink, spritz and stamp and get it to look anything like an image. I need to keep trying. Love how you've stamped the leaves on the window box!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, you do this technique so well, hope you are feeling better. Congrats on your feature too, your paste work is awesome, Cathy x

Soozie4Him said...

Loll, you are one of my favorite Stampers, and I'm SO glad that you posted this card with the SUO keyword over on SCS, so I saw it right away. I'd LOVE to participate in this watercolor CAS challenge. And in fact have a focal panel flattening as I type this. I got sick the day after Christmas with Influenza A, pneumonia and a double ear infection. I was feeling a bit better after 2 weeks in bed, stamped a few cards the other day and now I have a nasty cold and I wasn't even really over the flu yet!! Anyway, all that to say I'm glad the deadline is the end of the month. I might be able to make a couple cards! If you choose to reply to this, use this aol email as I don't use gmail.

Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS
Moot96 AT aol DOT com

Anita in France said...

Simply lovely, Loll ... crisp and clean and gorgeous! Congratulations on your feature ... a lovely pick me up after feeling so yucky ... hope you're better soon! Anita :)