Wednesday, March 15, 2017

CWCC March 2017 Spring Reminder


Spring is definitely beginning in the beautiful Pacific North West!  Here is my CAS March Watercolour "Spring" Reminder Card.  There are so many more Gorgeous Spring Reminder cards by the DT and our GD, Heather.


I had to try Heather T's (bits & pieces) water stamping technique with Brushos.  Her blog link will take you to the Blush Rose Card that inspired me to try her technique.  I used my Penny Black Brush Stroke stamp, "The Unfolding" for my image and used my MISTI for stamping.

I placed a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Arches Hot Press watercolour paper in my MISTI. Positioned the stamp and then brushed water onto my entire stamp and sprinkled lightly with Brushos using Ultramarine and Brilliant Red on flowers and black on stems.  I then stamped using my MISTI.  I spread the inks around using a paint brush and used a paper towel to dab areas with too much water.

Next I reconstituted some Color Burst Sepia and added to stems and center of flower with a paint brush to get more brown tones.  After my piece was completely dry I die cut my image with my CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die and using my MISTI stamped my Penny Black "Heartfelt Thanks" sentiment with Archival black ink 4 times to get good coverage.

Next I used some of my leftover sepia to splatter my image lightly using a paint brush.

When completely dry I popped up my image using 3M foam tape onto my SU Very Vanilla card base.
I am really happy with my 1st try with this water stamping technique even if I changed my steps a bit from Heather's beautiful Rose card.  TFS Heather and always inspiring all of us :-)

You still have until March 24th to play along with us on CAS Watercolour March Spring Challenge.


Supplies: Listed above in description.
  

20 comments:

  1. Wow Nancy, amazing job with Heather's technique, I have to try that. I just love your colours and the splatters.

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  2. Success! It turned out amazing, Nancy!

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  3. I am actually sat in front of my computer, reading your post and looking at my new stamp, the same one as yours....You have now given me the inspiration to give this technique a go, with this amazing stamp. You've used wonderful colours and what an eye catching and wow card ...Absolutely love it x

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    1. Can't wait to see what you create. Let me know if you have questions...it does take some fussy moving ink around. Be sure and do just one color at a time and let each layer dry. The results are worth the extra effort. Hugs.

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  4. Nancy this is fabulous! I love the effects you achieved with that technique! I have had no luck with it yet but haven't given up thanks to this wonderful inspiration!

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    1. It does take trial and error for sure, but worth the effort. Please share when it works for you my friend. Hugs..

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  5. This is AWESOME, Nancy! I haven't had any success with this technique either. This makes me want to try again!

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    1. Do try Bonnie..it is so cool when it works. You just have to try what works for you. Hugs..

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  6. This is such a gorgeous card, Nancy. I'm a huge fan of yours (as I've told you many times over the years), and a great admirer Heather's work. I think you could put your card next to some of hers and I wouldn't be able to tell which one of you made it.

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    1. You are so funny Judy. It did make me want to try the stamp set you gave me several years ago. It would be pretty much the same technique..I think...hmmmm..you have me inspired my friend. Hugs..

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  7. One of my favourite stamps and I love what you have done with it Nancy! Thanks for your inspiration! Have a great weekend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  8. AMAZING card, my friend. You have rocked this technique. Have not tried it yet, but now I need to ... I'm adding to my list right now! :) Your flowers are a gorgeous mix of colours and I love the splattering. xx

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    1. I can't wait to see what you create with this fun technique. Heather has really started a trend :-) Hugs..

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  9. AHmazing, absolutely breath taking Nancy. WOW. Oh it turned out amazing. What a fabulous technique.

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  10. This is gorgeous Nancy! A real watercolour masterpiece!

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  11. Nancy these colours are so pretty, fantastic watercolouring.

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  12. Great technique, I have not used my brusho's on my stamps as yet but will be after reading this post...see told you I can learn a thing or two from you.. ♥[aNNie]

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    1. I can't wait to see what you create. It takes a bit of practice, but the results are worth it. Hugs..

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  13. Another artistic stunner! Love the colors!

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