Monday 19 February 2024

Stamps and Distress Watercolor Pencils

Stamping with Distress Watercolor Pencils 

What are your greatest loves in life? 

‘Love’2nd project February 2024 Country View Crafts

For me it has to start with family and this card will be for my daughter's birthday this year.
Process Steps
Focus panel. Langton Hot press card – watery dip, drip and dry background using Worn Lipstick, Scorched Timber, Aged Mahogany Oxides.
Bundled Sage, Aged Mahogany and Lumberjack Plaid Distress Watercolor Pencils to stamp Floral Outlines CMS430 using the stamp platform.
Water brush and rough palette with Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive and Scorched Timber to watercolour the leaves.
Fired Brick, Spun Sugar and Scorched Timber to watercolour the flowers.
I knew I needed to mute and distress the watercolours, so I blended Scorched Timber distress ink around the edges and when there was hardly any ink left in the foam pad I rubbed it gently over the whole card. 
I loved the effect of the Distress Watercolor Pencils with the Scorched Timber distress ink, it started to look like a piece of vintage wallpaper.
The backing paper is from Stamperia Rose Parfum collection.
Three idea-ology gumdrop hearts which were daubed with Aged Mahogany Distress Stain and heat dried.....
 Mummy Cloth, a little bit of Greenery I think came from Festive Greenery, thread and flowers from my drawer.
A sentiment stamped from Simple Sayings CMS 155
Tim Holtz – Oxides, Distress Watercolor Pencils, distress inks and blenders, Floral Outlines CMS430 stamp, idea-ology gumdrop hearts, Mummy Cloth, Aged Mahogany Distress Stain, Simple Sayings CMS 155 stamp
Stamperia – papers - Rose Parfum collection

Worn Lipstick, Scorched Timber, Aged Mahogany Oxides.
Bundled Sage, Aged Mahogany and Lumberjack Plaid, Crushed Olive and Scorched Timber, Fired Brick, Spun Sugar and Scorched Timber, Distress Watercolor Pencils
Tim Holtz stamps - Floral Outlines, Simple Sayings CMS 155
Tim Holtz - stamp platform.
Scorched Timber distress ink.
Stamperia Rose Parfum collection.
idea-ology gumdrop hearts
Aged Mahogany Distress StainlandandDistrict Parish Council
Mummy Cloth
Sizzix dies - Festive Greenery

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Saturday 3 February 2024

It's Valentine's Month

 This card was made for hubby as well as a new FaceBook challenge at Country View Crafts Challenges where the theme is - 'Love'.

The background was made using Aged Mahogany Distress Stain and Tim Holtz Hearts stencil and created by mono-printing the stencil three times onto the card. Although it looks uneven and very distressed I can live with it as I knew I was going to collage over the top and therefore cover a lot of it up.

This fits an 8x8 card blank.  

The ephemera papers are mostly either from Tim Holtz Ephemera packs or cut from his paper pads.

The 3D  heart is cut from Tim's Thinlits Faceted Hearts die and VALENTINE was printed from his Valentine Silhouettes stamp set, laid out on a piece of vellum.

Here you can see how I used the vellum to create that translucent look.

These are some of the embellishing bits collected together.

The Faceted Heart has a small heart punched from one of Tim's punches and stamped with a small text stamp. The stars are also from another small punch by Tim.

Hubbly loves feeding the birds and doing a bit of bird watching from time to time so this paper came in handy.

I'm pretty sure the text letters are from a Tim die. I keep extra die-cuts in a tub so I didn't have to get the Big Shot out. You can also another of the little white hearts placed strategically in a line of hearts where there was a gap.

I also used a Season's greeting die-cut and some small snippets (also all Tim Holtz).

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