Sunday, May 31, 2015

Stamp Review Crew: Dotty Angles Edition
Woo-hoo! It's June!! Time for a new Annual Catalog in "one more sleep" as my kids used to say, lol! I remember so well last year when this set was a brand new set in the catalog and I just knew thi set had to be mine. I have not used it a much as I thought I would, or in the ways that I thought I would, but I have indeed used it enough :) Mostly the confetti dots though.

OK, before I get too involved here, a little about the Stamp Review Crew for those who are visiting us for the first time. We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators, and we have a blog hop on the first and third Mondays of every month. Each hop features a single stamp set, and we show lots of great ways to use that one set :) We have a home here: Stamp Review Crew. If you get lost along the way, there is always a master blog roll list there, and the links are directly to the post regarding that hop, so you can hop easily through any of our past hops. GO check out the ones you have missed!

If you are hopping along in order, then you arrived from Nancy Smith's blog, fun stuff, right?!

OK, you may have noticed by now that I am a bit of a procrastinator. Things always get done in time for a deadline, but it might be riding the wire, lol! My youngest son (I will refrain from calling him my baby as he just looks away in embarrassment) graduated from high school on Saturday evening. We had family here for a quick supper, then off to the ceremony at 7:30pm. There were over 300 graduates from his class, so I say we were fortunate to be home by 10:30pm :) I then did some Stamp Review Crew business in prep for the catalog launch, then finally, at about 1:00am, started working on a project! This is the card I came up with. It took forever to get the creative juices flowing, and this card was being a stinker coming together.
 I embossed the triangles in white embossing powder over an entire panel of watercolor paper, then used an Aquapainter to wet areas before adding Watermelon Wonder first in the center, let that dry a little, then Delightful Dijon, then Mint Macaron, all with an Aquapainter and ink picked up from the lid of the inkpads. These colors watercolor beautifully! So many shades and the yellow and the mint are much brighter colors when diluted.
 At 2:45am, I thought, good enough! I am going to bed. I just laid my head on the pillow, and a great idea hit me!

This is not exactly what I pictured as I lay down, but it is very similar, and I will make the original vision when I have a little more time to play around.
This was done on watercolor paper, again. Love that stuff! I inked up the triangles stamp in roughly half Wisteria Wonder and half Wild Wasabi, misted it with about 5 pump from my Spritzer, then stamped repeatedly. I did not re-ink or re-mist more than once, there was plenty of ink and water. I love this look! I did ink up one end of the stamp with Wisteria Wonder and mist again for the far right side of the card as the stamp is not long enough for the whole card from in the landscape orientation.

I just used the Wisteria Wonder on the inside with the same method, but less misting.

OK, that is all I have for you this time! Off to go check out the talented Shana Gaff!

Hello Watercolor card supplies:

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Watery Triangles card supplies:

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Shana Gaff said...

Haha!!! Looks like you and I had the same idea with the word thinlits. Must be those procrastinator tendencies because I didn't even get a chance to start my card until 7:30 this evening! lol I love the different colors you used and the sequins are really fun. Your watercolor-like technique looks really good, too. I am going to have to try that! Congratulations to your graduate and to you for making it through! :)

Anonymous said...

Well mine wasn't until sunday at 2pm. ROFL you and Shana have me beat! I say it was worth you staying up the second card is just WOW very cool. I really like your first card and the idea too. Congrats to your baby too! :) Thanks for everything you do for the hop!

Heidi Baks said...

Fun watercoloring for a very different look! Get some sleep, girlfriend!! :)

Heidi Weaver said...

I love the way you had inspiration just as your head hit the pillow. It sure worked out for you. I love the way the Wisteria Wonder and Wild Wasabi share the card space and run together. What a great idea! The little blossom in the YOU is the perfect touch.


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