Sunday, 27 May 2018

Purple twinkling H2Os.

Hi everyone, I used a technique that is still pretty new to me to create this image.

I painted the stamp with twinkling H2Os and then stamped it, so that it gives a watercoloured effect.
By using my misti, I was able to go back in with a lighter colour and stamp again to give the colours more depth. The colours are darker in real life, and here's a closer look at the shimmer from these paints.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

AAA Cards  has a nature theme.

At Crafting with dragonflies it's the colour purple.

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday says use more than one stamp.
I've used 2, the flower by Rubernecker and part of a tiny Stampin Up sentiment stamp. I coloured the sentiment part with a black tombow, amazingly it worked!

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At Simon Says Monday, the challenge is to be inspired by a song. Purple Rain by Prince is one of my faves!
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The scrap of dark purple matting ine flower came from my stash of snippets, so I'm also linking up to the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

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and the theme at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour is anything goes and I've gone with the option of CAS.


Rubbernecker blossom stamp; Stampin Up sentiment from My Little Valentine set; twinkling H2O paints; black tombow marker; fun foam for dimension and purple linen card base.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wowsers Cathy...done the technique with water based markers but looks grand with H2Os!!
Great idea. TFS
Shaz XXxX

Megan J said...

Hi Cathy, a gorgeous card, love the colours and the effect you got stamping with the H2O's. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Sue said...

So pretty and serene, Cathy. Lovely sparkle too.

Jane said...

Looks gorgeous and of course I love the purple. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful shine and a great card, Cathy.

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous shimmer, fun technique and what a beautiful card x

Di said...

Brilliant Cathy - I do neglect my H2O's such a clever idea and really very pretty as well.


Di xx

Sue - said...

Pretty card and the H2Os give a lovely shimmer

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so beautiful and Zen-like, Cathy! I'm not familiar with H2Os, but your flowers are shimmery and gorgeous! Hideko xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is a stunning card! This is really simplicity at its finest. This card proves that you can be stunning with just a couple of colors and some serious skills! I love the watercolor look you created and your song inspiration was perfect! Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Heidi Weaver said...

What beautiful deep purples you've used on this gorgeous card, Cathy. Love the shimmer. Thanks so much for playing along with our HLS May Watercolour Challenge.

Marge said...

Beautiful card, Cathy! I love how you used medium in your stamping. The final look is just gorgeous. Love the colors and design composition, too. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Marge xx

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful card. Love the design.

sharon said...

Fabulous card Cathy, you technique has turned out very well!!!
The shimmering looks great.
Have a wonderful week.
sharon :)

Darnell said...

Now there's another thing I've never done! This is genius, Cathy, and the artsy CASliciousness of your design makes me so happy!! Hugs, Darnell

LucieGCards said...

Oooh! Love those purple flowers! And I'm so happy to see you using Twinklings! I love mine, but I don't see many people using them nowadays, sadly! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Anita in France said...

Bold and gorgeous, Cathy ... with a lovely sense of serenity! I've had this technique on my want-to-try list too ... thanks for the delicious inspiration! Hugs, Anita :)

Pat said...

This is beautiful using your H2O's Cathy and it must be really sparkly too. I love the deep purple flowers with the lighter colour purple background card and the bit of deep blue which you have matted the flowers on to. A really elegant card. x

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely stamping technique with your H2O's Cathy! love the purples and beautiful shimmer achieved!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.

Susan Hogan said...

Love the painterly look. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Unknown said...

H20's dont photo well - nice card though Mxxx