Tuesday 7 November 2017

Berry Kissed

Evening all.
It's time for a brand new challenge over at ATSM, this week it is -


So your project needs to be coloured, stamped, embroidered or even drawn by you. What will you do? I went down the coloured route for thsi watercolour style Christmas card.

I bought this Penny Black stamp at Port Sunlight last month. I've wanted to try this style of w/c effect stamp for awhile and chose this Berry Kissed stamp because of it's versatility. I could be coloured in different ways from autumnal to winter tones.
I tried to use it first without my Misti but didn't get a good look, so perhaps you do need one to be able to over stamp to get the correct depth of colour. The Misti makes it so much easier!
There are lots of examples online about how to use these type of stamps so I won't bore you with the details here, suffice to say that after finishing the sprig of berries, I carefully washed in a mixture of Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch and then before it was fully dry sprinkled chunky white EP (Stampendous Frantage, chunky white embossing enamel) over the top then heated it to set it. The dampness holds onto the EP so when you put your heat gun on it doesn't blow away! The end result is a snow like effect. The panel was then trimmed down and as I didn't want to stamp on the finished panel, added a vellum wrap embossed with my sentiment in gold.
So for more inspiration pop over to the main ATSM page and go Make Your Mark.

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  1. Beautiful card Julie, you have used that stamp to perfection. Didn't make it to Post Sunlight this year, feeling deprived !


  2. That's a fab card and you've really done the stamp justice. I have a Misti, but forget to use it. Like you, I've found it is great for precision and depth of colour. Sam x (acraftingniche.blogspot.co.uk)

  3. Oh, this is beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  4. This looks stunning Julie - I'd love it if you could show me how to do it over the weekend!Only 2 more sleeps.
    Carol x

  5. Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeutiful card Julie. So very Christmasy. Gorgeous stamp. Love the background, the snow and the vellum Sentiment.

  6. wooow
    my I ask you what is chunky white distress EP?Is it Embossing powder?
    and how you added it? no Stencil used? woooww
    I must learn how to give this white snow effect on a card
    it looks Stunning Miss Jules..
    Love all on this card!!
    its mine :) if its not send to your friend...hehe LOL

  7. GASP! Breath taken away at your stunning work of art! The berries and leaves, the sky, the flakes of snow...oh my stars! In love! Wish I lived closer so I could come for 'how to' lessons! Once again, dazzled by your creativity!

  8. awesome watercolour effect using the penny black stamp, love the depth of colour and the sprinkle of chunky embossing powder. thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

  9. Wow that is such a gorgeous watercolour tableau you've created, theres a beautiful vintage feel to it too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. WOW ... this is gorgeous Jules! Beautiful watercolouring. Love the snow and the vellum banner! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

  11. Beautiful watercoloured berries, Julie! Thanks for the tip about sprinkling the Frantage on the damp watercolour. You got a wonderful feeling of snow! I always have trouble keeping it in place while I heat! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercoloured!

  12. Be still my heart. It's that "snow" that takes this card SO OVER THE TOP!

  13. such a pretty watercoloured card...lovely.
    Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS WATERCOLOUR CHALLENGE!


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