Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #21


Another Wednesday means another challenge over at Stampin' Royalty. This week is a fabulous colour challenge for you. I have to admit that colour challenges are an absolute favourite of mine. I think it had to do with the 6 months I spent on the Design Team over at SPCC. (see my sidebar for the link). Anyway I was so excited to make this week's sample. Not only do I love colour challenges, BUT purple and green is my favourite combo. Don't forget to check out what all the other Stampin' Royalty Goddesses did for their samples!
This week I tried a new technique for me. First I stamped the image in Chocolate Chip Craft ink on watercolour paper, and quickly poured clear embossing powder over it. Then I heat set it. Next I used my aqua painters and ink pads to paint in the images. Because the image is embossed,the image is raised up. This creates mini 'walls' (for lack of a better term). This means I could use a lot of water from the Aquapainters and not worry that the ink would run all over the page. I love the softness when you use a lot of water with the ink.
If you look closely you will see that the ink does run a bit. This is because once it was all dry I decided to spray it with my new Smooch Spritz. I think I held the bottle a little too close to the card as it got a bit blotchy and made the ink run a bit. Next time I'll be more careful. Anyway, the shimmer adds a nice touch but it didn't really show up in the photo above. no matter how I moved the card around in the light box, I couldn't highlight the shimmer, so I tried it on my chair (see photo below) It worked a bit better, especially if you look at the sentiment. Don't forget to stop by Jody's blog to see her creation with these colours. The Fun Stuff:
1. Paper - watercolour paper, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery
2. Ink - Chocolate Chip Craft, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery Classic
3. Stamps - Artfully Asian (level 2 hostess)
4. Punches - Scallop Trim Border and Corner, Scallop Oval, Large Oval
5. Accessories - Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (turned over), Stampin' Dimensionals, Dots Textured Impressions Folder for the Big Shot.


6 comments:

alittlelessuseless said...

this is one of my FAVOURITE colour Combo's thankyou thankyou thankyou for picking it, how much fun am I going to have? ALOT. :)

Tiya-B said...

I too love the colors and the design you used is great, love your card.

Always Playing with Paper said...

This is super pretty! Love that stamp with these colours! I know what you mean about CC's, I love them too!
Smiles,
Lesley :)

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, #1 Rising Star Canada 2008/2009 said...

great job Sandra! I love this!

Meilani Z. Smith said...

Amazing paint work!!!

Shanda Stirk said...

This is a beautiful card Sandra = so pretty!