Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Summer in California ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. You will be pleased to hear that I have just one more July calendar page to share with you tomorrow, I’m pretty sure I must have bored you with them, however I’ve loved creating them so much! I also wanted to say thanks to the lovelyI’m looking forward to seeing and creating with the new theme in August. The difference on how you use or water down the SNATs can be seen at this post or this post being able to do different colours, whether they are bold or bright, is one of the reasons why I really love them! Here is my Californian Summer calendar page …
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A5 with plenty of space for me to add the calendar onto!
I deliberately went over the trees on the island with a little H2Os to give a lovely shimmer
I love these stamps - so versatile!
Some of the details
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges:
Artistic Challenge Blog: Use water (liquid) in some way on your creation
Country View Crafts Challenge On Your Travels
DL Art Challenge Thankful Thursday #161 Summer
Frosted Designs Challenge Here Comes the Sun
Love to Scrap Challenge #58 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge Take Your Pick#1 Colours: blue and green
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge No Ordinary Paper
This card stock takes a lot of product and water; inks; more water; lot more water etc. & it still works & doesn’t disintegrate
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge Sparkle & Shine
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #70 Sun, sea and sand
I started out by covering the card with a layer of water (a wash) and put it to one side whilst I mixed the blue and yellow inks with water, but not as much water as I did here. I start at the top of the card/paper and work my way down. I painted the blue sky and grabbed a tissue to take some of the colour out (for the clouds). Next I added a little more ink to my blue wash and coloured the ocean. I waited a couple of minutes before adding a little more water and then the yellow wash.
I used my heat gun to dry the card which caused it to curl up rapidly. Once it was nearly dry I popped it under a container on my desk to flatten it overnight. The next day I stamped some grasses with the inks again and grabbed one of my chalk ink pads to add the purple flowers and once dry I stamped and embossed the grasses in gold, then added the final dragonflies.
I’m so very happy with these inks and what they can do. But I need more of them, at least two more lol! The Essentials set and the Grunge set are the two I need next, come on Lotto we really need to win some time lol!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x
Tools & Supplies
Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy A5 stamp sets:
Heat gun; Ranger ink blending foam; paintbrushes; pot of water; paint pallette with deep wells
Crafter’s Companion: A4 matt black card; Centura Pearl Snow White Accents card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir: Primary AquaTints
WOW Embossing Powder:
Ink Pads: purple chalk dew drop #
Versamark IP; Collall all purpose glue
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 8 years old