Monday, September 02, 2013

less is more: use a rubber stamp

This week's challenge at less is more is so easy that I found it almost impossible! use a rubber stamp....
okay which one of my hundreds (*coughs-thousands*) of stamps do I choose?

I decided to go for a paperartsy stamp that never fails. It really is a useful stamp.

There was also an optional extra part of this challenge, to use water colours.



so to make this card, I stamped the flower with black archival ink and then just swooshed some water colour paint over it. to finish I stamped the script stamp with dusty concord distress ink while the paint was still wet.

One of the things that I like about this card is that because the archival ink is oil based, it repels the water colour paints, leaving a "halo" around the stamped image.

I am also entering this card for One Layer Wednesday's "silhouette" challenge

12 comments:

  1. That's lovely! The painted background looks great.

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  2. FAB card - smashing colour and a super image too!

    Kathyk

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  3. Fab effect and it looks great !!

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  4. I love the effect of the watercolour swooshing! Beautiful card

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  5. I have mentioned you on my blog as an inspiration! Thanks
    Love the card.

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  6. lovely...thanks for playing along with the OLW this week.

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  7. fabulous card joanne... love the silhouette

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  8. Another great card. I love your style.

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