Friday, 20 July 2018

Ink it Stamp it - it's technique time!

It's that time again, the Ink it! Stamp it team is back to share creations and inspiration with you, this month we all have a technique to share with you.

My project started out with me going to share colour blending with water pencils, and then I also ended up with fussy cut layers, a 2nd technique for you! 

I've used 3 new exciting limited edition products for my project:
  1. Blended Seasons Stamp Set
  2. Stitched Seasons Framelits
  3. Water colour pencils - 10 new colours
Continuing with my DSP personal challenge I've used the wood grain pattern from Natures Poem for my background, now for the fun... how gorgeous is that stitched framelit, there are 3 different sizes in the framelit pack and they cut with stitching on both sides of the cut too, they are WOW to say the least!

Now the 2nd lot of fun, the gorgeous floral arrangement.  I started by stamping the image, then coloured with Flirty Flamingo, and a touch of Cherry Cobbler at the base, then "melted" and blended the colours together with a Blender Pen - I say melted as it's the best way I can describe how the pencil strokes change when you apply the pen. I repeated the process with the leaves using Granny Apple Green and Garden Green. I used the original Daffodil Delight in the centre of the flowers. Next I cut the arrangement, but it need something else - I decided to stamp a 2nd and colour the flowers again and fussy cut so that I could add height and depth to the arrangement, then added Wink of Stella to give the a shimmery shine.

My tip when using a Blender Pen is to use in one motion - I worked from the centre of the flower to the egde, and regularly clean your pen off on a scrap piece of paper. Don't work one area too much when it is wet as your card stock may "peel".

Tip 2 - fussy cutting, you can just see the original stamp under the top layer of flower, go around the edge of your cut with a marker or dauber to remove any "crisp white" from your cut.

Oh what do you know... I used a 3rd technique! I mask the sentiment so that I could stamp it on 2 lines instead of one - masking would have to be one of my most frequently used techniques, it can change the layout of sentiments, and also enables you to create your own layered images.

Be sure to visit all the team and see their wonderful creations and tips they have to share, you are currently visiting Sue Vine - Miss Pinks Craft Spot, to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next. 

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more projects using Designer Series paper this month. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours-  why not take advantage of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free promotion and create with me? 

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  1. Soooo delicate and pretty! Someone else who loves the new Blended Seasons!

  2. Really nice card and, once again, good tips on techniques. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Your card is lovely. Thanks for the blending tip too.

  4. You make it look so easy! Beautiful card and thank you for your tips I will continue to practice and perfect my colouring!

  5. Thank you!!! Every single stop was a learning experience! I appreciate all of you so much.

  6. Absolutely stunning! I love the woodgrain background and your flowers are gorgeous! :)

  7. Gorgeous Sue! Perfect colouring and I love how you've layered the flowers, makes them jump off the card.

  8. Great techniques Sue and a beautiful card x


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