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Creating Backgrounds Using Two Different Mediums

One thing I love about Craftin Desert Divas digital stamps is the ability to quickly make my own repeated backgrounds.  On these two cards I used the same background, but used water coloring on one and copic markers on the other.

coloring creative challenge July 2 photos watermark

To create the repeated image I used Ahoy Matey! digi stamp set on my silhouette cameo and printed one on water color paper and the other on alcohol marker paper.

coloring creative challenge July ocean scene watermark

For this card, I used Tim Holtz oxide inks as my water color:  hickory smoke & black soot for the anchor, and frayed burlap & gathered twigs on the wheel.  To use your oxide inks as water color, you simply put some ink on your acrylic stamp block and use a paint brush and water to mix it.  The intensity of the color depends on how much water you use!

For the scene behind, I used Beach Scene Stencil and painted the scene with frayed burlapgathered twigbundled sage, & peeled paint for the palm trees and sand, peacock feathers & evergreen bough for the waves, and squeezed lemonade & fossilized amber for the sun.  I die cut the waves from ocean border dies and glued over the painted scene.  I die cut a circle from the painted background with stitched in circle dies and added a grey backdrop die cut from the inside scalloped circle dies.  I pop dotted these around the scene and on a trimmed grey cardstock.

To finish the card, I die cut a banner from the flag banner dies and heat embossed my sentiment from Mermaid Lagoon stamp set in platinum and pop dotted on the card.  For the final touch, and to cover a splatter of paint, I used morning dew nuvo drops.

This was a new technique that was fun to play with.  I purposefully didn’t stay in the lines, I wanted to give this card an artistic feel to it and I’m happy with the results!

coloring creative challenge July whale watermark

For this card, I used lots of copic markers to color the background and whale popsicle digital stamp.  This took some time, but I enjoyed the relaxing time as I watch some netflix and just color.  The colors I used are:

whale-Y32, Y35, Y38, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, W1, W3, W5, & W7                      background-W1, W3, W5, W7 for the anchor & E70, E71, E74, E77 for the wheel

The waves are die cut from the ocean border dies and inked with Tim Holtz oxide inks:     broken chinaevergreen bough, & iced spruce.  The sky was created using fossilized amber & wild honey.  I layered the scene using pop dots and covered with a grey cardstock die cut with the inside scalloped circle dies and adhered the background with a circle die cut from the stitched in circles dies.

For the finishing touches, I die cut a banner from flag banner dies and heat embossed the sentiment from the ocean friends stamp set in platinum.  I added some morning dew nuvo drops for the finishing touch.

This was a fun card to create, I stepped out of my usual bright colors and used my darker tones to make a good masculine card.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you try some new techniques on your next creations!

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