Friday, June 21, 2013

Just Because

It was Card Design Class last night, I always try to bring a variety of techniques and styles to the projects I teach the ladies.


I have had this Faux Watercolouring technique on my mind for weeks and have finally managed to get it onto card, using a Penny Black®, Inc. stamp.

I have used the Decorative Labels Eight Spellbinders® Decorative Elements Nestabilities® for the card base, the image is stamped directly onto it using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Inks in Bamboo Leaves, Lulu Lavender and Lilac Posies.

The stamped were inked using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Sponge Daubers™ then the paper was spritzed with water before stamping, giving a watercolour effect.

The sentiment is from the JustRite Stampers Large Fancy Sentiment stamp sets and the Pearls from Want2Scrap©.

This card is for the following challenges: 
Charisma Cardz - Pink and Green 
MilkCoffee Challenge - Summer fun 
Crafting By Designs - Favorite season - Summer
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge - anything goes
 Little Red Wagon - no patterned paper
 Craft Room Challenge here Comes The Summer
Deep Ocean Challenge - Welcome Summer 
Loves Rubber Stamps - Summer Theme
 Make it Monday - always Anything Goes 
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

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  1. Lovely technique! Beautifully executed.

  2. Beautiful card Linda, and I can just imagine that the water may have strayed from the cards with that group ;-).

  3. Totally GORGEOUS! I sooooo want that die :) !!! Hugs ~S~

  4. Oh my gosh, Linda, this is gorgeous! I have never tried spritzing the paper with water, only the stamp.

    Will be giving this a go for sure! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. WOW- love the wonderful colors- the technique is fabulous and LOVE the die!

  6. Hi Linda! SO nice to see one of your lovely creations again! I want to try this watercolor-effect technique...SO pretty! TFS! Hope you and your family are doing well.
    xx Sandie

  7. Wonderful card hun! Thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  8. What a gorgeous technique! This turned out absolutely stunning! Love it! Thank you so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope you will play along again soon! Good luck :)

  9. So beautiful with the faux watercolor! Thanks so much for joining us this week and we hope to see you again soon at the Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge, Elizabeth (DT) at the Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge.

  10. Beautiful project and gorgeous stamp wonder if it's available here in the UK. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge. XOXO Zoe

  11. Wow, I love the result you've achieved with this, and the stamp is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at the Craft-Room Challenge this fortnight.

    Maria x

  12. Such a sweet card, thank you for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  13. Fabulous technique. Totally one of my favorites. Thanks for playing with Loves Rubberstamps!

  14. Fabulous card, love the result that you achieved with this! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  15. A gorgeous card and image.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz and good luck.


  16. Oh wow, this is so beautiful, love the colors and the great design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  17. Sweet card, love the layout. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge
    Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge

  18. Beautiful card Linda, such a delicate, feminine design. Thanks for joining us over at LRW this week

  19. Absolutlely stunning!!! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  20. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation in our ‘Anything goes - Show your Season’ Challenge
    Do join us again!
    Rene (DT Crafting by Designs)

  21. Absolutely gorgeous, Linda! Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenges and good luck! Delphine xx


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