CASology Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Hi again! Did I mention I crafted all day today. 2 of my children were down with the stomach flu all weekend. I had to stay home to take care of them and since they slept so much I had ample Card Making Time!
This card is for 2 challenges: The CASology Challenge Week 247 - Keyword Flow and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - a Hint of Pink using Hero Arts products. Whew, that was a mouthful. This is a short post - I'm super tired after crafting all day. Oh my gosh, that sounds like a wonderful problem to have!
I used the stamp and coordinating dies from my May Hero Arts kit - I honestly do not know if the stamp set has an official name.
I stamped 2 mermaids in VersaFine Onyx Black ink as I knew I was going to watercolor. The CASology challenge is Flow so I felt watercolors would be best. I did not know which I was going to use until the cards were finished. Both are going to my nieces after I submit - so I did not worry about wasting if I made 2. I painted both with Distress ink - Abandoned Coral ( to qualify for the "Hint of Pink" part of the challenge) and Fossilized Straw for one and Abondoned Coral, Weathered Wood, and a generic brown from my generic watercolor palette for the other. I like to use my acrylic block for a pain tray.
I cut up a slice of Canson XL 140 lb watercolor paper and wet a square with my paintbrush. I then took this ink that came with my May Hero Arts kit and dropped it onto the wet square. The effect was super - but flashy so I quickly thinned it out to a more traditional watercolor background. It was way too flashy for a CASology challenge. But... I am down with experimenting as soon as possible with this cool ink. It dries fast though! I had to re-wet this square 3 times to thin out the ink. Thank goodness I had such heavy paper - didn't even pill. I love this paper!
I attached the mermaid (I chose the brunette on the rock as her hair really epitomized "flow" for me) using Glossy Accents in case the glue seeped out the sides. I stamped a sentiment from MFT stamps - a set called Polynesian Paradise. I did NOT use foam or sequins. Eek, I'm growing by going outside of my comfort zone! It's just difficult. My husband was teasing me - I was literally gazing at the sequins that came in the kit with love in my eyes....
Ha! But, I really love this card. This one and the Blonde (I can't submit both - they are literally the same card) are being mailed to my little nieces tomorrow to remind them their Aunt misses them.
Good night all! I'll be back tomorrow - I have 4 more cards to enter into the Simon Says Stamp challenge!