Thursday, May 15, 2014

Combining two techniques ~ stenciling and watercolouring

I got a new stencil this week ~ from Memory Box and I wanted to combine my two favourite techniques... using stencils and embossing paste and watercolouring.

I started by using some embossing paste through the stencil and once it dried, did a watercolour wash in a variety of green paints.   Next step was to use Distress Markers to colour the stamp.  Once spritzed with water, it was stamped and more water used to "paint" the flower.  The stamp is a Penny Black one called "Brush Rose" so half the work was already done!  Once it dried, I used a Fancy Oval Spellbinders die to cut it.  While still in the die, I used some shimmer paints to make the background.  Add a few pearls and a little Stampin' Up sentiment.

This is being entered into the challenge at
 Simon Says Stamp ~ Die Crazy
 Crafting When we can ~ Dies
Penny Black and More ~ anything goes 
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Favourite PB Stamp...this is my new favourite one!

I really am enjoying my crafting at the moment.  So much inspiration Cratfrom the classes.  And this weekend, I'm having some friends over for a days card making.  Hoping to catch up with my homework.

Do pop back tomorrow as I have a card to share that I made for a new challenge blog I am a designer for.   


Barb said...

Holy, moly Dawn! This turned out amazing! Your flower is absolutely gorgeous and I love how you've framed it! Well done, my friend!

Arlene said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!
Wonderful colors and looks like you painted it!

Dotty Jo x said...

Two fabulous techniques Dawn! Jo x

Cat Craig said...

Wow, Dawn, this is so lovely. You really made the most of both techniques.

Jutta said...

Gorgeous card Dawn, love how you have combined techniques to make this stunner!

CinnamonSally said...

Such a pretty card Dawn, love all the techniques you have used.

Sue said...

Hello Dawn,
Well I have been following many of you doing this watercolour class, and it is very interesting, you appear to becoming a little Arty yourself my friend, this design is loose and fluid, which is what watercolour should look like... in my eyes anyway. I am really enjoying the show of work that is being produced.

Maxine D said...

Oh my goodness Dawn you are really becoming quite the water colour artist with this - it is fabulous!!
Enjoy your weekend crafting ;-)

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colors and the image. Thanks for playing with Crafting When We Can.

Greta said...

Just gorgeous, Dawn! I have that stamp & now I want to go ink it up!

linda said...

i love the green in the background and all the techniques turned out beautifully to make this a gorgeous card. thank you so much for sharing another lovely creation with us this month at penny black and more.

brenda said...

Gorgeous card Dawn and lovely inking colour work.

Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card Dawn, you've certainly cracked that technique.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



Leikkaan Mervi said...

Lovely card, love the background and fab image.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love your choice of favourite stamp!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x