Friday, January 3, 2014

MC Jan/14 - Block Stamping - Scenic HB

On the Quietfire Creations blog, Holly started the year off with a block stamping technique. I've done that
many times and it's a fun way to create a background. It's been a while like most things... so decided to make one again.

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I used 90# CP watercolor paper and Distress pads ("Salty Ocean", "Mowed Lawn" & "Mustard Seed") and a mister. I also used various sized acrylic blocks starting off with one about 2.5"square. Inked it up with the yellow, taped it here and there with the green and then the blue, misted with water and stamped onto my watercolor paper. Repeated the process till my paper was relatively covered. Then misted t he paper with a bit of water, let it do it's thing and then dried it. Over stamped all over with the same procedure but with a different sized block - approx 1.75" square. Then did it again with a 1"square block.
phase 3

phase 2
I then die cut it with a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis square die set using an off the edge technique to get a rectangle sized design.

Scanned the back of it (which is white) and then imported it into my electronic software to cut a shadow  of the design which I inked with the blue. Layered the two together and adhered it to a side folded cream toned card which I adhered a greenish toned Bazzill monochromatic cardstock edge to edge.

I used the same cutting technique to get the rectangular shape for the sentiment, then scanned and cut with my electronic cutter for the shadow piece.

Stamped the scenery (Beeswax) and bird (Old Island) using Versafine Black Onyx. For the bird I stamped it also onto a separate piece of cardstock, colored it with Perfect Pearls and cut out the body area, adhering that to my card because I wanted the head to land on my popped up sentiment piece.

as a final touch I knotted some twine and adhered it under the popped sentiment.

This will more than likely go for my cousin whose in to fishing, canoeing etc every year with the guys... ROFL.

And it fits for these challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge  #75  ribbon or twine

Anything goes:
Trimmies Craft Challenge  #240
Polkadoodle Challenge  #1
Simply Create Too  #52


Leslie Miller said...

I've done this before, too. You always use the prettiest colors and make wonderful technique-oriented creations. This one is very serene in the blues and greens. Nice with the image.

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and Happy New Year!


DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Yogi: I always love your art---beautiful Thanks for entering our Challenge #52 - "Anything Goes"

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

carol said...

what a super creation, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT....Happy New Year x Carol

Liz said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super project. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Take care Zo xx

maria f. said...

I love this technique. Beautiful water scene you've created with it too. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

Kanan Pandya said...

This is so beautiful, love the watercolor effect and this fab technique.

Thanks for playing along with us at Simply Create Too. Join us again soon. :-)