Friday, August 12, 2011

The Stamp Man Challenge- Anything goes.....with summer colours

Oooh, it's Stamp Man challenge time again!

This fortnight is my challenge and I want to see......Anything you like.....but in summery colours. So think ice creams, seaside, flowers, sunshine and bright summery days. OK, it may be raining outside my window, but a bit of summer crafting can lift the spirits!!!

I make no apologies for taking the inspiration and technique for my card from a gorgeous spread in Craft Stamper. It's a fabulous way of creating a feature panel. 

Firstly take watercolour paper and spritz lightly with water, then doodle over it with something waterbased- I used Aquatone sticks, but I would think watercolour pencils would be viable. In the article, they used the new Inktense blocks, but I've only got one of those, lol.

Then I lightly spritzed my stamp with water ( I used the fabulous butterfly from the Stamp Man's butterfly beauties set), and coloured over it with the colour sticks. When I stamped it, it bled out perfectly onto the paper. You can soften edges with a wet paint brush, so don't drench it all with water or it'll blur too much. Once you've got the look you're after, blast it with a heat gun to stop the colour spreading. I flicked a few droplets of colour onto the image from a paintbrush too, for that splatter effect.

Once dry I stamped a script stamp randomly with Bundled sage Distress Ink.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and I used a little offcut from the watercolour paper to co-ordinate.

A nice tip is to keep spritzing and stamping the stamp onto some more card, I've got another couple of gorgeous background sheets to use on other cards.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Stamp Something: Dog days of summer
Fussy and Fancy Friday: Use a lot (I used more than 3 sparkly gems)


  1. Wow...a fantastic atc Lisa.Love how you have achieved the water colour effects.I tried this technique once and failed abysmally,lol.

    Sandie x

  2. Fantastic Lisa, I can almost taste summer, ice-cream and strawberry teas came to mind as soon as I saw this
    Anne x

  3. Wow! it came out so pretty Lisa, lovely.

    Thanks for joining us at 'Fussy and Fancy'
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. this is just lovely, well done you xx

  5. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this week


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