Friday, October 31, 2014

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - It's the Little Things

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring November's SOTM, "It's the Little Things", a set of 15 stamps.  If you have come here from Michelle's Blog , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. A complete list of bloggers can be found here. 
Just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!

The stamp set looks like this: 

I chose to create a 5x7 card using a new technique for me - watercolours. This was surprisingly easy to do. I wanted to be able to use one of the patterned papers from the Brushed Paper Pack, so I chose three colours that co-ordinate with that paper - Canary, Pixie and Juniper. I used a large acrylic block and covered it with our dye inks, varying the locations of the colours. I then spritzed the block with water and turned it over to stamp it on the paper. This is the result. The stamp set was used to create the section inside the rectangle, using a lot of masking to overlap the stamps. For the sentiment, I used Canary ink in the middle and graduated to Pixie on the outside, although it looks like some orange ink was used, it is just the mixture of the yellow and pink. My camera seems to be a little "off" with my colours lately - have to see if I can remedy that... the pinks are not as pink as they should be! 

 Now hop on over to Dawn's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the November SOTM is only available until the last day of November!
Click here to see how you can get this stamp set for 
just $5 this month!

Products used are all Close To My Heart:

Paper: Brushed Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Juniper Cardstock, Canary Cardstock
Stamps: It's the Little Things
Inks: Juniper, Canary, Pixie
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge,  Pink Glitter Paper, Pink Shimmer Trim, Flamingo Dots, Pink Glitter Gems



Adeline E. Brill said...

Great job! You and I were on the same wave length when we were creating our artwork! Similar but different... Love it!

Michelle Stewart said...

This watercolor technique is on my list to try out. I love how you created the background paper using this technique. Great job.

Maureen said...

Great technique. Thanks for the inspiration:)

Melinda Everitt said...

Great minds think alike! I started out with this technique but ended up with a mess. I love what you did.

Michelle said...

Love your background! It really sets the stage for your flowers.

Brenda Lapp said...

Beautiful. I need to try this technique.

Kathy Burrows said...

Have been wanting to try this technique - nice example!

Unknown said...

Great tips on this technique. Love the effect .

Michelle Jones said...

Love your watercolors technique. Very cool!

Lauren said...

Great card, love your technique, mine always end up looking blotted but I will have to give it another go.