The Mod Squad Blog Challenge this week is to use water colors to create your artwork. And, I chose to use the Color Burst water color granules for my card. I took a piece of plastic and made a puddle of the colors I wanted to use and then with a fine paint brush applied the mixture right to a solid image stamp. I then stamped it onto my white panel of card stock. I used Gina K. Designs heavy weight white for my panel.
My colors of choice were the Color Burst Lemon Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, and Orange. When applied to the stamp they sort of blend together. After I had those all stamped with the solid image I then took a open line image and over stamped on them with Gina K. Designs Cranberry Tart dye ink. My solid stamps used are from the Gina K. Designs Pressed Flowers set and the open line images which match are from the A Year of Flowers set. Both are illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.
My butterfly was first stamped with the Orange Color Burst on white card stock and then I over stamped it too with the Cranberry Tart dye ink before I die cut it out. I then took the paint brush and flicked some of the ink onto the flowers and front white panel to give it some contrast and dimension before I added the ribbon and the sentiment which was stamped in the Cranberry Tart too. Both the sentiment and the butterfly are from the Gina K. Designs Birthday Blessing set.
I was then ready to put this to a layer of Cranberry Tart card stock and mount it on the white card stock base. The last step was to pop the butterfly on the card in the upper right corner with just the center portion attaching it. This gives the illusion of the butterfly in flight.
I have oodles of birthdays coming up in June and July so figured I better get started on a few of them.
We are getting a bit of rain and we appreciate every drop of it. I hope that if you are in a drought situation that you too are getting some moisture even if only a little.
Just a note if you would like to learn more about the Color Bursts, Bisters and Brushos there is a Facebook group that you might want to join. Here is the link:
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