Monday, 30 October 2017

A Card for a Painter

The wonderful Karen Dunbrook (of the Snippets blog) is hosting this week's Technique Lovers' Challenge at Splitcoaststampers - "Splash Watercolour".   She's included the video tutorial (see here) by the equally wonderful Loll Thompson (of Stamping with Loll) on how to do the technique.

I first learned it from Loll using regular Distress inks but it is equally fabulous but slightly different with Distress Oxide inks as I used here.


I made the card with a particular friend in mind - when she retired she decided to learn to paint using oil paints. She took several classes and has become really good - so good that I've bought two of her paintings for my house. I wanted to capture her favourite colours so used the three colours of Oxide inks closest to them for my Splash Watercolour background.

As Karen says in the challenge, it creates a perfect background for stamping on. I put the stamps in my MISTI so that I could restamp a couple of times to get a good dark impression.

To finish it off, I die cut the panel and some black cardstock with the layering rectangle dies and mounted it on a piece of fun foam.

Karen's SCS challenge inspired Loll to run a mini challenge over at her blog (with a small prize for the winner).  Loll's challenge is open for one week only, whereas the SCS challenges have no deadlines.  If you make a card, be sure to link up in both places!





Supplies:
Stamps - Viva Las Vegas jar of brushes, Impression Obsession sentiment
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black, Distress Oxide (Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, and Broken China)
Paper - watercolour paper, white and black cs
Size - A2
Accessories - fun foam, Spellbinders layering rectangle dies



7 comments:

  1. LOVE this card, Susan!! The colours for the background are fantastic together and I love all the splashes you achieved. What a wonderful image for your friend's birthday. Thanks for joining in the Splash Watercolour challenge on my blog!! xx

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  2. So pretty. I love the mix of colours you used for the background, and I think your friend will love the card :)

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  3. Gorgeous colours, clean and fresh. Great stamping and your friend will love it x

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  4. Love the colours. Great job with the technique. Will have to give this a try.

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  5. I wish I could get the fantastic results with DOX as you do, Susan! These colors are so vibrant and perfect for the paint brushes! Your friend will love this card!

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  6. This is such a perfect card for your friend, Susan. Love the colors on your background! How beautiful they look! I'm sure she'll love this particularly with that cool image!

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  7. Love your background and images Susan - I'm sure your friend will truly love this personalized b'day card you made for her!

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