For me, these colors screamed the open sea. So I brought out some very old & some of very first SU stamps. I used smoky slate as my neutral color. I stamped my old world bg stamp on it and then embossed using the square lattice folder. I found that gave it an old look without any distressing. I wrapped some twine around that piece. I then took a piece of watercolor cs and misted it with water. I then used my aqua painter & soft sky reinker to create my watercolor wash. After it dried (I hurried it along using my embossing gun) I then stamped my image in midnight muse & matted on Bermuda bay. I rounded opposite corners and tied a knot in the upper right hand corner. I then popped this up over my twine . I think it turned out pretty well, especially since I don't use the watercolor wash very often. TFL ladies.
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014 GMT Views: 909
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Tue, Feb 25, 2014 @ 5:52 AM
Striking and oh, so soothing.
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Tue, Feb 25, 2014 @ 9:11 AM
Beautiful stamp choices and card design, Mary. Your color wash is the perfect way to use the bright color but keep it tame. To me the best part about *not* being an SU demo is being able to use these wonderful older sets...I'm glad that you did!
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Marzi, Punchkateer Apprentice - why use 1 when you can use 2? or 8?