Today is the 20th Wacky Wednesday. Time is flying by so quickly and summer will be gone before we know it. Juliana is hosting an inspiration challenge for us today. You can find all the challenge details on the Rubbernecker Blog and how you can win a 40% off coupon on your next Rubbernecker order .
Here is the piece I was inspired by from Janine King Designs. The pattern of the fabric and bright pink color is what caught my eye the most.
I knew I had some BasicGrey designer paper very similar to this pattern. The greens were a little more yellow in the paper but the pink was just as vibrant. I decided to try my hand at stamping on wet watercolor paper . This technique is best done by my friend, Sherry and you can check out her blog to see lots of gorgeous examples.
I misted my watercolor paper and let it sit for a few minutes to let the water absorb and dry just a little. I used Tombow markers directly on the stamp, misted the stamp lightly, stamped the image and repeated the steps two more times. I inked up a background stamp lightly with Old Paper ink, misted and stamped over the flowers. I added a little texture with a small background stamp. I sponged Old Paper unevenly over the image layer to create an aged appearance. I distressed the top and bottom and finished by piercing the side edges. I sponged Old Paper on the designer paper as well as the pink layering paper and distressed. The ribbon was too bright so I sponged Old Paper ink on it as well to tone it down. After I tied the ribbon on the image layer I heated with the heat gun to curl and age it a bit. I loved the antique lock and key and thought they were the perfect embellishment for this project.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Flower Silhouettes, Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Background Paper: Watercolor, BasicGrey DP, Pink Ink: Old Paper Accessories: Color Box Stylus and Foam Tip, Distressing Tool, Grosgrain, Tombow Markers, Lock and Key Brads with backs cut off to hang
The SCS Color Challenge yesterday was a tough one for me. I struggled to come up with something that would work with Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Basic Gray, Black and White. As I was surfing through images I ran across Bradley in the Rubbernecker Little Lovin’s Kids line. I knew this color combination wouldn’t much as a painter always has weird colors on his clothing.
I stamped and painted Bradley and cut him out. I layered him over a piece of white paper that I created a poorly painted lavender background to represent a half done job. I thought the “get the hint” sentiment would be cute to add and I will give this to my husband soon to break it to him that we are going to paint.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Little Lovin’s Kids Bradley Paper: White, Black, Banana Ink: Lavender LAce, Banana, Gray, Pitch Black Accessories: Circle Punch, Deckle Scissors, Grosgrain, Brushes