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.


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!
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!