Sunday, May 6, 2012

Uncharted Water Color Wash With A Twist

Do you like lighthouses?  The lighthouse image sold me on the uncharted territory stamp set, LOL… and now it’s retiring!  I hope the new catalog has at least one lighthouse image if not more!! 

Demonstrators will be able to see the new catalog beginning tomorrow… although most of us won’t have a hard copy until our sneak peek orders arrive, LOL…. and of course that may mean an ordering delay as all the US demos go online to crash the stampin’ Up! site… Of course that’s not our intention, but the site does get incredibly bogged down!

If you’re planning to shop my online stampin’ up! store… TODAY is the day you should submit your order for retired stamps and accessories… before the demos get online!!May 6, 2012 Ghostly lighthouse versa mark wash techniqueToday’s card showcases the lighthouse image from the Uncharted Territory Stamp Set along with a simple tiny “hi” from Fabulous Phrases, and the Versa Mark Water Color Wash Technique featured in yesterday’s Super Saturday Tutorial

Basically I used the same re-inker colors:  Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, and Daffodil Delight.  But… there’s a little twist to today’s Versa Mark Water Color Wash technique!!long, vertical strokes using versa marker on lighthouse imageBefore adding even the first wash of re-inker, the lighthouse image was ‘filled’ using a Versa Marker Pen!    The windows were lost by the action, LOL… but I really liked the effect on the shadowy lighthouse! 

It looks like a ghost lighthouse, right?  If you look at the base of the lighthouse, you’ll notice there is color… that’s the area where I did NOT use the versa mark ink pen.  The versa marker ink was applied in long vertical brush strokes, not sure if that accounts for the mottled texture of the lighthouse or not.mottled cliff created using versa mark water color wash techniqueAfter dipping the aqua painter into daffodil delight re-inker/water I touched the tip into bashful blue before painting the cliff beneath the lighthouse.  A second application of color was added using pear pizzazz and the versa mark water color wash technique, finishing the texture with crumpled sandwich bag and tissue.hi from fabulous phrases and mini library clip embellie

  • Mini Library Clips… another retiring accessory that I personally love to use on cards and scrapbook pages!!  The little “hi” sentiment was stamped using not quite navy ink, and punched with a 1/2” circle punch.  Subsequent card stock layers were punched using 3/4” and 1” circle punches before attaching to the card front using a stampin’ dimensional!
  • Background texture was created using the big shot die cutting machine and square lattice textured impressions embossing folder.  The versatile Big Shot Die-Cutting machine would make a fabulous Mothers’ Day Gift wouldn’t it??  It’s a gift that keeps on giving all year long too… with an assortment of dies, embossing folders, etc.… it’s perfect for paper crafters and quilters too!

Scroll to the bottom of today’s post for a complete list of all Stampin’ Up! supplies used in today’s card.  Place your online order today or Contact Me to purchase a gift certificate and let Mom pick her own exclusive Stampin’ Up! supplies!

Remember… retired accessories sell out quickly and may or may not be available when placing your order.  Stampin’ Up! will continue to make your favorite retiring stamp sets through the end of May on an as-needed basis!

Thanks for stopping by today, I look forward to reading your comments!



Shop conveniently at my online stampin’ up store for supplies used in todays…

Uncharted Water Color Wash With A Twist Card

Stamps: Uncharted Territory WM 116952/ CM 1120456, Fabulous Phrases WM 117002/ CM 120501

Papers:  Glossy White 102599, Pear Pizzazz 119795, Not Quite Navy 101722, Whisper White 100730

Inks: (Re-inkers) Daffodil Delight 119672, Bashful Blue 105521, Baja Breeze 111844, Pear Pizzazz 119674, and Versa Mark Ink Pad 102283, Versa Marker Pen 100901, Not Quite Navy Ink Pad 103008

Terrific Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 113439, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 119976, Aqua Painter 103954, 1/2” circle punch 119869, 3/4” circle punch 119873, 1” circle punch 119868

Awesome Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Mini Library Clips 109857, Grid Paper 102787

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1 comment:

Kelly Wentling said...

Beautiful Sharon! Looks like a foggy day with your wash technique!!