Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Using markers to stamp

Hi and welcome to a post to announce the start of a brand new challenge over at ATSM.
Here is my card for your inspiration.

This week our theme is-

Now you may at first glance wonder where I'm coming from. The overall impression of this montage are shades of green and blue, so where do orange flowers come in? Well look closely at the top right hand pic and you can see a bunch of orange flowers in a vase against a splattery blue picture in a frame!

I know, I was going to go with the lime green and turquoise vibe but I wanted to use a flower stamp for the challenge over at CAS Mixed Media and once I'd spied the orange my eyes just kept heading there!

The stamp is a NEBUS STAMPlorations one featuring lilies. The stamp reminded me of some day lilies we had in our old garden years ago. They were a lovely shade of orange so I had to go with them.

On a piece of white MM paper, I position the clean stamp on the panel and closed the MISTI, then using an orange Zig marker I inked the large bloom and stamped. It was rather tricky but I got most of the image on my panel so I could use a waterbrush to move the colour over the petals. I repeated the process for all the flowers and then the leaves. I wasn't satisfied with the pale green colour so added some darker green to the stamp and repeated. When almost dry I inked the leaves and parts of the flowers with an Olive Green Zig marker and stamped in the detail.
Masking off the flowers I then splattered two shades of blue Zig over the die cut panel. Think I went a bit mad but there you are, can't take it off again! I mounted the panel on somefun foam and then onto a 5 x 7 base card and stamped the HLS sentiment in Olive Grove Memento and embossed it with Semi dull EP.

OK, that's all from me but please check out the rest of the DT and join in.

Joining in over at:-

My choices Die cut, embossed sentiment, watercolour

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  1. Oh my gosh, this is so beautiful! I love your shades of orange and the background and coloring are stunning!

  2. Wow! Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful flowers and the splatters in the background.

  3. Your colouring brings these beautiful lilies to life, Julie ... what a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  4. Stunning and absolutely fabulous. The technique has worked beautifully on that wonderful flower stamp. Great colours, great colouring and one eye catching card. Love how you found the tiny vase with the orange flower colours in it....wonderful creativity. Great addition to the CAS Mix Up gallery, thanks for joining in the fun challenge x.

  5. How beautiful those flowers are!!! Love that orange and tiny splashes of dark navy. Such lovely card, Julie.

  6. wow Julie, this is stunning. I love the arty look and you sure used so many different techniques to make such a beautiful card. You are a perfectionist to keep going and touching up the colours like this-wonderful (I am way too lazy!).I don't think there are too many splatters-I think this adds to the arty look. So pleased you joined Time Out with this stunner x

  7. Stunning card, Julie! I love this beautiful bouquet, great work with watercolor technique and wonderful splashing. I love this card.

  8. wwooooowwwww I love the way you colored the flowers
    looks so adorable
    and the splatter I love too
    simply but adorable Julie
    big hugs

  9. OMG, Absolutely Gorgeous bouquet of lilies, Julie. I love all your marker layering and stamping for your bouquet and then adding more details when your image was dry. Love your blue splatters and white framing too. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

  10. Gorgeous lilies, Jules! The orange is so bright and beautiful. I love the splattered background which adds some fun! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  11. Wauw wat een schitterde kaart .De kleuren van de bloem prachtig
    Groetjes Gerrie

  12. Oh WOW! Julie this is beautiful in every way. Truly stunning and your colouring is to die for. Those flowers look soooooooooo very real. Swooning here.

  13. I love day lilies and these are beautiful, Jules! I love the shades of orange and the blue splatters are the perfect color to highlight these flowers! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  14. Such a stunning card here Julie, those lilies look amazing and love how you coloured them too.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

  15. What stunning lilies Julie and you have coloured them so beautifully. I love how you used the same paper for the base card and kept the rest of the design simple so the flowers can shine.
    Carol x

  16. I love the artistic watercoloring on the lilies!!! The splatters looks great, not too much to me, as the card shows enough white space of the cardbase! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  17. Great minds, Julie. The orange flowers caught my attention too. Yours are beautifully colored and I love the splatters with them.

  18. Congrats for getting Honours at Time Out x


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