Saturday, August 29, 2015

Stamp-A-Faire 2015 - Patterns challenge: wish & love you so much

For this challenge, it was all about card patterns as inspiration.  The first one looked like a great one  to start with:

I took the Chevron cover plate and cut some heavy Strathmore watercolour paper.  I kept the whole thing intact and did some watercolouring with my Zig Real Brush pens - love these!!  I scribbled a bunch of ink on my clear block and then took an aqua brush and did some messy watercolouring in rainbow order.
 When I first got my pens, I did some work on labeling the tops using a hole punch, some glue and then Glossy Accents over top for a hard durable finish.  This was a great idea that Jennifer McGuire had - brilliant, really!  She went a step further and did one side solid colour, the other side watercolour but I kept it simple.
Of course, when I was trying to get this picture with my camera phone, I proceeded to knock the whole pack over and had to put them back in ... classic, right?! :)
After watercolouring, I kept the pieces together and dabbed some Tombo Mono Aqua glue on the back of the cut outs and adhered them to a second card base so I can make another card later.  Super simple but a great way to use the scraps!
I die cut a Harvest Berries leaf sprig in polka dot patterned vellum and a grey Wet Paints die cut with a gem for some bling.  (note: I took creative liberties and didn't add twine or string like the sketch had ... hope that's ok!)
edited to add: I forgot to add pictures of the inside of the card ... I did a simple ombre stamped sentiment (Fresh Ink Fuschia and Sugar) with some stars in the background with Provincial Gray ink:
 And a close up:

Before moving on to the next challenge, I decided to try another pattern and took this gorgeous understated one from Heather as my inspiration:
I took a Kraft card base and added a piece of DCWV foil patterned paper to the edge.  Next I went back to my Perfect Pearls powder in Perfect Pearl using Sketched Shapes and Versamark.  I brushed on the powder and wiped away the excess with a used dryer sheet - this works really well!
I added an Enchanted Evening die cut using Scripted and then stamped the sentiment in Versafine Deep Lagoon which is a great saturated navy colour.
You can see the shine a bit better above - Perfect Pearls are a great medium and very easy to use!

So, how is your creating going today?  Are you losing steam?  Keeping up?

If you have a moment, check out my gently used item sale *here*.  I have stamps, ink pads and other things too ...

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Beautifully done with the watercolored chevron! I've been planning to get those markers myself, so I'm glad to hear of one more person who loves them (not that there's a shortage on those, right? ;) ).