Monday, April 9, 2012

Stampin' Up! Awash With Flowers Card

Two weekends ago, Shawn, J and I went to the 4th Avenue Street Fair here in Tucson.  It was so much fun sampling our way along the booths and being inspired by all the beautiful art work.  There were so many incredibly talented artists there. 
Shawn and I love wine and had fun tasting with one of the wineries at the fair .  We came home with a bottle of Kokopelli Sweet Lucy wine (visit their website HERE), and, in my typical fashion, I was inspired by the wine bottle label.  Here are the results of that inspiration.

I used the pewter embossing powder to emboss the flower and stem images from Awash with Flowers stamp set on Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I used Cajun Craze ink and an Aqua Painter to add a little color wash around the inside edges of the flowers and leaves.  Then I crinkled the paper slightly and started sponging on color.  The layering of color is what creates this “old world” look and gives the background great depth.  The order of colors was Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso.  Then I took the Aqua Painter and washed over each of the images and over most of the background just using plain water--no color added.  Adding that bit of water brings out all the different hues in the ink and creates a one of kind background. Finally, I spritzed the image and background paper with Black, Crumb Cake and Pool Party markers.
The sentiment, Inspire, was stamped using the Loving Thoughts stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog which is only available until April 30th, 2012.
Loving Thoughts Stamp set, available in wood, clearmount, and DIGITAL (instant download)!
Thanks for stopping by to take a look and let me know what you think of this technique or if you have any questions.  It was a lot of fun to do.
Till later,
Supplies used:
Stamps:  Awash with Flowers (#117062 wood, #120549 clear mount), Loving Thoughts (#125843 wood, #125845 clear mount)
Ink:  Cajun Craze (#119671), Crumb Cake (#121030), Soft Suede (#115657), Early Espresso (#119670, VersaMark (#102283), StazOn Jet Black (#101406), In-Color Stampin Write markers (#123002), Basic Black marker (#100082), Crumb Cake marker (#120967)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (#101650), Cajun Craze (#119684), Basic Black (#121045)
Accessories and Tools:  Heat Tool (#100005), Powder Pals (#102197), Pewter Stampin Emboss Powder (#124114), Stampin' Sponges (#101610), Modern Label Punch (#119849), Big Shot (#113439), Movers and Shapers Punch Window Set (#115953), Movers and Shapers Curly Label (#114506), Pearls are non-Stampin' Up!, Color Spritzer Tool (#107066), Aqua Painter (#103954)

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