Monday, 23 June 2014

LIM week 177 - watercolour

 The challenge on Less is More this week is to use watercolours. I decided to use a technique that I've seem Ali Reeve do, which is to daub your stamp with inks, spray with water and stamp. You get a really messy image, but then you ink up the same stamp with one ink and stamp over the image. I was really impressed I managed to get this Chocolate Baroque Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired stamp in the right place as it is not a clear stamp. I then sprayed the smaller rose stamps with water and stamped and dragged the die cut through some watercolour on my splodgemat. I used watercolour paper and then cut around to mount on the card.
I bought both sets of these inspired stamps a while ago and saw Kathy the GDT had used a CRM inspired stamp, so that prompted me to get mine out. They don't come with any sentiments so I used a free font I got ages ago called Hill House.
I then had an idea that it might look good with silver embossing over the top. So same stamp smaller card and this time I didn't quite get to line it up as well, but I think it looks alright, well it does in real life, tricky to photograph. I used meltdust paper and powder for the sentiment on this one, but realised I only had stardust powder and not silver, so its just a bit glittery.
Well I went for my first mammogram today and it was not as painful as I had been led to believe, just a little discomfort and took a while longer as someone was training, which I was happy to agree to as we all have to learn.


Kathyk said...

Hate mammograms (necessary evil) LOVE your car and its delicate colours

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Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous card, the watercolours give it an ethereal feel.


Carol L said...

Great watercolored cards, and I adore the sparkle on the 2nd!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Great cards and colouring Linby
Thank you for joining in the challenge
Less is more

Sylvie said...

I love, Love, love your card :)..Hugs.. Sylvie x

Chrissie said...

Looks like you had fun making this one Linby!
I use Hill House as a font to accompany Renee Macintosh images too, I think it's the nearest free font to the original one!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

linda said...

hi lynn, thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my special card. i love the colours and the watercoloured look and the techniques sound like a lot of fun.

Anne said...

New technique to me, lovely card Lynn and thanks for sharing
Thanks for joining us at Less is More
LIM Designer