Time for a new challenge at
This month's challenge is....
Using Stamping, Inking with Markers, Dry Embossing, Die Cuts and Watercolor
One of my favorite techniques is to ink a stamp with markers.
I love that I can get different colors on one stamp and it has the watercolor look.
This time I lightly spritzed the stamp with water after using my Stampn' Up! markers
and stamped on Mixed Media paper.
I used an Aqua Painter to add bits of color and smooth where needed.
When the stamped image was dry, I wet the background and added bits of ink
for a washed background.
The background is embossed on some watercolor paper and the frame was die cut
with a MFT Stitched Frame Die from a piece of "wood" cardstock
that I've beenhoarding for a few years now.
The design is popped up on foam for added dimension.
Our CAS Mix Up Design Team has some
astounding inspiration pieces to show you.
And our Guest Designer this month is Colleen (One Smile Lifts a Spirit).
Her card here was our Pick for the May Challenge.
I hope you'll check us out at
I know we'll have another fantastic gallery of
Clean and Simple Mixed Media cards.
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Stamps: Sweetest Sound, Special Wishes (both PB)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper: Mixed Media (Strathmore), Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press), Wood (?)
Other: Woodland EF (SU), Aqua Painter, Stitched Rectangle Frames Die-Namics (MFT)