I have been participating in the Mask-erade Classes this week. I have really enjoyed learning so many new techniques and encourage you to try some of these things to. My card today is for my Day 3 homework, but also for the Friday Mashup Challenge and the Addicted to Stamps Challenge. The sketch was perfect for my card and I had to use watercoloring in my homework. The anything goes challenge at Addicted to Stamps made it a win-win. Today's card is used by masking my flowers with rubber cement. I hope you enjoy my card!
This week's Mashup! Challenge is:
- Create a project with "Watercoloring".
- Create a project using "the Sketch".
- or Mash it Up! and create a "Watercolored Project using the Sketch".
My card features one of my all time favorite flower stamps, Regarding Dahlias by Stampin' Up! (Retiring June 2nd!) It always inks so nicely, gives a beautiful result and lasting impression! I stamped the first flower in the corner. I then stamped the flower on masking paper, cut it out and used it to mask the first stamped flower. I stamped two more flowers after applying the mask. I painted rubber cement over the dahlias and let them dry for several hours. I came back and decided to us my Tim Holtz distress inks for the watercoloring. I used three different shades of ink. Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint and Broken China. I added a little water to the inks and let it all run together.
I am very happy with the way my card turned out. It is my first attempt at this new skill and plan to keep practicing! I used my fingers to rub off all the rubber cement. It was like being in Elementary School again! I still love the smell of rubber cement! I mounted the finished panel on black card stock and mounted it on white.
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Have a fantastic evening!