Thursday, September 11, 2014

Altenew Challenge!!!

EEEEEKKKKK!!!!! I was so excited to find out that Altenew was having their own challenge as I am a HUGE fan of their stamps ( they are just so beautiful, intricate and a joy to work with! )!!!!  So of course I am playing along... I've been watching lots of videos lately (shout out to Jennifer McGuire and Jill Foster!) on water coloring with markers, and I'm having a blast figuring it all out.  So here is what I've created...

And this was based off of this:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Altenew ( Persian Motifs, Sentiments & Quotes)
Versamark: Watermark Ink Pad
Embossing Powder: Fine Detail White
Distress Markers
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh Clear
Tim Holtz Water Color Paper

I started by stamping my images onto water color paper and heat embossed in white.  I then used my distress markers, brush and water to "paint" with.  I then "painted" on another strip of water color paper, dried and adhered to vellum.  I added this to my cardbase with clear foam adhesive, and finished with some clear sequins.

I am also entering this into the NBUS (never before used stuff) challenge, because I have never used this sentiment before... and I LOVE it!

And into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Make Your Own Background

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!
Happy Crafting!


*Vicki* said...

This all looks amazing! Beautiful card!!Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Leslie Germain said...

Gorgeous card with one of my fave sentiments!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a great student of watercoloring you are, Lisa! I was quite mesmerized by this beautiful work of art you created and I kept reading your words, then scrolling up to look closely, scrolling down to read more, scrolling back up ... I got it! This is something I'm dying to try myself so this is a great inspiration post for me. Thank you!! And thank you so much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

Tasnim said...

What a beautiful background!! Love the way you colored everything, and that sentiment strip, simply wow! Thanks so much for playing along, Lisa :)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card! Such a lovely background! Fab design!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


jessica said...

Wowzers girl! This is AWESOME!!!!!

JD/ Jill said...

This is really beautiful! Great coloring! And I really like that sentiment. I was reading your regards to hubby really supporting your hobby...that's neat. Mine actually started making cards with it. I guess he felt like it you can't fight it...might as well join too. smile...

Kelly Latevola said...

Lisa your water coloring is incredible! I loved it so much I had to stop over from the NBUS gallery to tell you so! I'm from Ohio too, what part are you from?