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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Just- Add-Ink #17

This week is a technique challenge with a blog hop showcasing different techniques on the design teams websites. I've gone with tow of the techniques: masking shown by Danielle Daws and Watercolouring as shown by Sarah Klass.
I wanted to create a soft vintage look, so I purposely used Chocolate Chip Ink rather than StazOn. This has given the stamped images a softer feel. Using Winter Post Stamp Set, I've stamped the couple on to water colour paper. Then I masked them, and stamped with trees from Lovely as a Tree. I've also used the reflection technique to add the skater's reflection on the ice. I love how this has created a little romantic scene. I've then watercoloured using various inks. Using the Aqua Painter make this surprisingly easy and gives a very different look to using Blender Pens. Then to complete the winter look I've added "snow" using dazzling Diamonds and Pearl Ex Powder.
I have made two cards, and couldn't decide which I liked best so Here's card 1, with card 2 to follow in separate post.
Card 1 is in my favourite style- Over the Top Vintage LOL. For the Vintage background I've collaged text, sheet music and stamps, adding a soft glaze with Mod Podge. I've then added embellishments of mini tags and beads from the Pretties Kit.
Let me know which one you prefer.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Debi!!!!

Julia said...

I love both of them!! great use of different techneques! I hope the person who recieves these appreciates the work of art that they are!!!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is beautiful, Debi. Such attention to detail!

Paula said...

Well done Debi! These are both fab and highlight a great technique with water colouring. Keep up your fantastic work, my friend!

Amanda said...

Your watercolouring is like something out of a Peter Rabbit book - divine! Love your soft vintage look using Choc Chip, it really makes such a difference. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

Danielle Daws said...

Beautiful! The scene looks so tempting the way you've coloured it. Thanks for playing! :-)