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There’s a new challenge in town on Splitcoast..just started up this summer. It’s the Watercolor Wednesday Challenge & today the challenge (WCW015) is watercolored die cuts. I think the aim to watercolor on die cuts. I went about it in the opposite direction, but I hope that will still count.

This skyline die is brand new & is only pre-order right now, but will start shipping soon. I had it in my mind to make a city scene at Christmas so I rather randomly painted a piece of watercolor paper w/ greens & reds. I used Brushos & mixed the powders in a plastic palette before dropping them, wet into wet, onto the w/c paper. I used a heat gun to quickly dry it & this stopped the color from totally blending out & gave me some hard edges & the splotches I was looking for. After it was dry, I die cut it. I also die cut a piece of scratch paper & used the negative top part as a mask & sponged in the background buildings before popping the die cut version up w/ fun foam & attaching it. Before I put it all on the slimline card front, I splattered it w/ white acrylic paint, then stamped the greeting (new & also soon to be released!). A narrow stitched hill was attached on top to represent snow on the ground. I dotted some of the snow w/ stickles for a little sparkle.

Thank so much for stopping by!

 

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Christmas Phrases Lg/Sm
Paper:  Staples 110# white, lime green, Strathmore 90# watercolor 
Ink: Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #4, set #11, Versafine Clair  nocturne
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Slimline Skyline, Stitched Hills, Slimline Nested Stitch dies, Crossover II, white Acrylic paint, Brushos Water Color Crystals, Stickles


For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC768), we have Charish Pinterest Board. There is so much to see, I got lost for a while. I finally chose two…THIS & THIS. I liked the fall tree in the first, & the divided panels in the second.

I used this beautiful 2 part stamp set & some fall colors of Color Fuse inks to stamp the foliage part of the tree & black for the trunk. From the beginning, I knew I wanted to do a reflection scene, so I left plenty of room below the main image. It didn’t start out to be a slimline card, but I quickly realized it would have to be to get the reflection part in. For the reflection, I inked the trunk part of the image really well, then rolled a rubber brayer over it. I positioned the brayer below the main image & rolled it away from the main image to create the reflection. For the foliage part, I used the inks & a paintbrush to fill it in then sponged in the colors of the ground & water.

A few white highlights were added on the water then I used the stitched slimline dies to cut the image into 3 panels & backed it w/ rust.  (Check out the tutorial HERE. It works the same way, just in opposite..making the panels narrower instead of wider. Just be sure to match up the stitch lines when moving the die over.)The two leaves were stamped onto a separate piece I inked w/ more of the fall colors & die cut w/ the matching dies.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps:  Splatter Leaves, Fall Tree #2
Paper:  Staples 110# white, rust
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse Inks  set #1, set #2, set #3, set #4, set #8, set #11
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Slimline Nested Stitch,Splatter Leaves  dies, rubber brayer, white gel pen

A big congrats to Trudy, the newest Featured Stamper on Splitcoast! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS to case. I really did case her card..even though it may not look like it. I loved the color in the bg w/ the die cut on top so that’s what I kept. I used different colors, dies & sponging instead of brayering.

I took a few extra pics to show you how I got the color in precise areas & left a white highlight.

First, I attached the black die cut to the white card stock w/ temporary adhesive (pic above). Then I used the makeup brushes to apply the colors in specific areas.I didn’t worry about getting in on it since it’s black, I knew it wouldn’t show.

You can see the negative white image when I remove the die cut. I started to use it just like that, but then decided it added more drama to put the black die cut back in on top, but I shifted it slightly, to leave a white highlight on the right side (pic below). I like how it resembles stained glass.

The birthday greeting is part of a balloon image & trimmed off the balloons after die cutting it & attached it to an oval frame.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Birthday Balloons
Paper:  Staples 110# white, black
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Rubbernecker Color Fuse ink set #1, set #4, set #9, set #11
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Birthday Balloons,Tree Panel #3,Rectangle Combo #3dies, makeup brushes