Hello again my stamping friends! I hope you’re enjoying a good start to the weekend 🙂 Thanks so much for taking the time to have a look at our Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – I hope you’ve enjoyed it, and been inspired by all the amazing projects that were made by all the design team members. We always have fun putting these hops together, and are thankful for Heidi Weaver, who is our fearless leader & keeps us all on track and scheduled!
Today I’m here with another card for the Watercooler Challenge; some of the same people are on that design team as are on the blog hops, hence the name similarity!
My good friend Jean came up with this challenge; it’s a colour challenge, based on this picture:
I don’t know about you, but my first thought after seeing this challenge picture was “I want a piece of lemon meringue pie!” LOL (I still haven’t had one, by the way).
I’ve been wanting to try the technique of scribbling on our clear blocks with the Stampin’ Write Markers, then spraying with water using our Spritzer, then stamping, so I decided that this colour combination was a good one for trying it!
I used the largest clear block (Block F, #118483), and scribbled on it with Daffodil Delight at the top, Marina Mist in the middle, and Crumb Cake at the bottom. I then lightly sprayed it with water using one of our Stampin’ Spritzers, then stamped down onto a piece of Watercolour Paper.
I gotta say; I wasn’t that impressed with how it looked; the colours were really light – too light for what I wanted. So I repeated the process with the Markers & Spritzer, and stamped again. Hmmm….what was I doing wrong? Or was it just the colours? The Marina Mist looked okay, as did the Crumb Cake – perhaps my Daffodil Delight marker is running out of ink. So, I grabbed my Aqua Painter and Daffodil Delight ink refill, and with a lot of water, added some more colour into the top of the cardstock. After that, I decided I’d better leave well enough alone; what do you think? Do the colours look okay now? Perhaps I should’ve wetted down the Watercolour cardstock before stamping…I guess I’ll be playing around some more!
Anyway – if my idea is coming across correctly, you’ll have guessed that I was trying to create a ‘water’ scene, so I used the Wetlands stamp set and stamped the grasses in the front using Crumb Cake ink. I then stamped the wonderful dragonfly from the Amazingly Artistic stamp set; I used the Stampin’ Write markers to colour the body in Crumb Cake ink, and the wings in Marina Mist ink. I like how the Marina Mist on top of the Daffodil Delight gave a bit of a greenish tinge to the wings. Happy accident! 🙂
I layered the stamped image onto panels of Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight cardstock, then wrapped some retired hemp twine around one corner and under the panels. Before attaching all the layers to the Crumb Cake cardstock card base, I stamped it with the splatters from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set – that is such an amazing, versatile set for all kinds of uses! I left off any sentiment, as I wanted the image to be the focal point.
I hope you’ll head over to the Watercooler Challenge page & check out the great projects the design team put together for inspiration. Remember you can join in the challenge too!
If you haven’t already checked out our blog hop, just scroll down, and hop on through. You’ll be happy that you did!
Then remember to come back tomorrow, for another blog hop with the Creation Station design team; more new product showcasing!
Until tomorrow – happy stamping!