This is the 2nd version of the same watercolor stamp! I am posting both today. Pretty much the same write up for both except for the way I finished them off.
I recently was able to attend our recent Stampbooking Convention (because I also worked at one of the booths) and I was able to get a few new toys. This Rubbernecker stamp was on sale and it was being demo'd at the booth. It looked so easy (probably because she had done it at least a 100 times) and she got such beautiful results that I decided to try my hand at it. SO it came home with me. One trash can FULL of rejects later... I had two cards that I felt turned out the way I wanted them to.
I first embossed the lined image in Gold (Ranger Fine detail, it is a two step image) and then began to work with getting results with the solid "watercolor" stamp. I cheated and used my stamp-a ma- jig to get it in the vicinity of where it should go. (The person who demo'd it DID NOT use one). The splatters you see are on the stamp and I cannot take credit for them. I cut out a circle to encompass the image, in my polka dot dp with the Spellbinders circle die. (IRL the embossed border showed up really well) I glued the image to the back of the dp and then mounted to a white card. I then got out those pesky little micro beads, remembering my last disaster of spilling them and I was SOOO careful, but still managed to knock over the bottle on my desk. I was able to get most of them back into the bottle. The idea to add them to the centers of the poppies was my husbands. Good idea...poor execution!
I used the method of smearing your distress pads on the craft sheet and spritzing it to get my watercolor effect. (Smooshed the solid stamp into it) I think perhaps my water color is a little TOO precise and should have more bleeding... I need to work on that!
I then cut out my Spellbinder sentiment holder and embossed the thinking of you in gold and popped it for a little dimension. Last I added three gold enamel pearls to finish it off. For some reason in this photo the card appears warped...not so IRL!
Thank you for stopping in today! It is always appreciated.
Date: Monday, November 3, 2014 GMT Views: 1647
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22646
Mon, Nov 03, 2014 @ 6:46 PM
I LOVE this one too! The colors blend so well and I'm anxious to try that technique with a solid stamp, something new to me! Your watercolor effect is perfect, Peggy! The micro beads look wonderful on them too despite the trouble using them. It's probably why I don't own them. They really do pop on your beautiful poppies!
Registered: February 13, 2005 Location: Southern Ontario Posts: 25568
Sat, Nov 08, 2014 @ 7:32 AM
Wow! This certainly isn't the 'usual Peggy' card! I love the wonderful colour and your watercolour technique worked out great. Don't throw those 'mistakes' in the trash...you will be able to use them later!!
Registered: February 3, 2005 Location: Delray Beach, FL Posts: 34513
Sat, Nov 08, 2014 @ 7:32 PM
Oh, Peggy, this is gorgeous! I agree with Loll that the colors play off each other and are stunning! And the gold is so beautiful with these flowers! And, oh my, microbeads! I have similar problems with other "little bitty" things like that - haha!! But when it happens, not so "haha," right? You may be finding those little "puppies" for days to come. But truly, all the effort you put into this card is so worth it!! It's gorgeous, and I keep seeing such beautiful cards with this set (and now have it pinned in my own wish list - ha!). Thanks for sharing yet another beautiful card of yours! You know I so love your style!! Hugs, sweet friend!
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9089
Sun, Nov 09, 2014 @ 8:01 AM
Stunning color combo, Peggy. I love the gold outline and the gold tiny balls...since the only place for me to work is in the dinning room, I have lots of those micro beads embedded forever deep in the carpet. It was well worth the struggle since your card turned out so nice. Into my favs.