Monday, 22 May 2017

Sunset Poppies

Today I have the watercolor stamp "Sunset Poppies" from Rubbernecker Stamps as the start to Rubbernecker Team 1's week to shine.

I successfully used the Ken Oliver Color Bursts in Brights in three different colours (crimson, yellow, and orange) to do this card. I am so proud of myself!! lol! I diluted a little of each colour in some water and used a water brush to apply the colour to the stamp. I started with my lightest colour first and worked my way to crimson. I coloured the entire stamp with the yellow, and for each subsequent colour, coloured a little less of the stamp so there was a gradient.

All of my paper is from the Cupcakes and Carousels collection from Stampin' Up. I also used the "Freehand Border Phrase Set" and the large "Freehand Border" from Rubbernecker on this card.

Tomorrow, May 23, is the start of a new challenge on the blog so make sure you drop by and join us. You can access it by clicking HERE! The prizes are a $25 GC first prize and a $15 GC second place prize to the Rubbernecker store.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Friendship Challenge at Rubbernecker Stamps

Today is the start of a new challenge at Rubbernecker Stamps. The theme is "Friendship" and here is my DT inspiration using "Field of Blooms" and "Freehand Border Phrase Set".

Field of Blooms
I used Stampin' Up ink in Flirty Flamingo to do the flower blooms. I sprayed the watercolor paper with water before I stamped it so it was slightly damp. After I inked my stamp, I also spritzed some water on the stamp right before I stamped the image. I held it down for about ten seconds to give the ink time to soak into the damp paper. I find that if the paper and the stamp aren't prepped with enough water beforehand the ink won't travel into the paper and give that watercolor effect. 

Make sure you stop by the blog and enter this challenge for your chance to win one of two prizes: a $25 gift certificate for 1st place, and a $15 gc for second place. Below are direct links to the stamps I used today. xx

Monday, 8 May 2017


Hello and Happy Monday! It's Team 1's time to shine this week at Rubbernecker Stamps. Today I have a card I made using the "Tree House" stamp along with a sentiment from the "Freehand Border Phrase Set". 

I used paper scraps from my stash for this card. The card is 4.25 x 5.5", and the stamp is quite big, so I didn't have a lot of empty space for embellishments. I coloured the stamp with Copics.

Tuesday, May 9, is the start of another challenge on the blog, which you can access by clicking HERE! The prizes are a $25 GC first prize and a $15 GC second place prize to the Rubbernecker store. Below is a direct link to the stamps I used today for your convenience! xx
Tree House