June 18, 2010

Bloggers Challenge - Third Times a Charm

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday!  This week I gave the Bloggers Challenge Players a sketch for inspiration. My Third Times a Charm doesn't refer to the sketch (although I did take creative liberties), but rather to the technique I was trying to incorporate.  Since I have Compendium of Curiosities Book by Tim Holtz, I thought I'd join in some challenges using the techniques in the book.  The first Challenge is Water Stamping, I tried a few different stamps/paper to get this technique to work.  I found the bolder the image the better the "water stamping" looked.  Water Stamping is like stamping with Bleach but without the bleach/mess and fumes!

After my Manilla Tag was covered with Distress Inks, I continued onto the Water Stamping Technique using the beautiful Daisy (Code:FBM_367) from  Fred B. Mullett.  My image is cut with a Spellbinders Oval Die, layered on a Black Panel, then added the Torn Frames Technique.  The Kiwi and Curry panels are embossed with Texture Fades Folders.

Details:
Stamps - Fred B. Mullett
Ink - Distress Inks Broken China, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed
Card Stock - Curry, Kiwi, Black, Manilla Tag
Other - Spritz Bottle, 1/4" Circle Punch, Distresser Tool

Here's the sketch I gave the team to work with.  Looking for more inspiration, click on the Bloggers Challenge Logo on my sidebar to see what the other players created this week.  If you'd like to play along, just leave a direct link to your creation in the comments section.

Have a great weekend!

25 comments :

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ahhhhhh, I luv it, I imagine it's beautiful irl,luv the colors you choose and the dbl fades!

Terry said...

Love it Lisa and it came out fantastic! It took me six attempts, so I am relieved to know that some of the "greats" had redos!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Only 3 times? I'm envious! It took me about 15 to get one I liked! Very pretty!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Lisa, your water stamping looks fabulous!!! Be proud that it only took you three times-- it took me at least five to get something I liked. ;-)

Your sketch is great, too, and-- as always!-- your card is gorgeous.

Thank you so much for joining the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge at Studio L3!!!

Hugs,
Linda

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great technique- love the great image- sounds like a fun technique to try. Great Layout challenge!

BarbaraW said...

Very beautiful. Those colors rock. The waterstamping turned out fantastic.

Michele said...

This is gorgeous!!! Your efforst were well worth it!

Evelyn S. said...

The thumbnail is beautiful.....again, I can't see any images on your post! I am so frustrated.....Blogger Help is no help at all. It doesn't happen with all blogs, but just random ones and random posts.

Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful image for this technique. Your card is stunning. Tracy Evans x

Ida said...

Wow you always come up with some wonderful and unique techniques for your card. This water stamping is beautiful. Love the colors you used and all the great texture your card has.

pezadoodle said...

ooohhhhh what an awesome card! love that technique - will have to try it out. i still have not gone through my book...EEK!

leenda said...

Whoa! Looks FABULOUS!

Connie Paxman said...

I love the Kiwi and Curry...combo..your card just glows off of my screen...have to check out the techie...thanks for the challenge Lisa.
connie paxman

Sandra said...

oh Lisa - this is beautiful - a gem not a charm!
Sandra

Lisa Bohler said...

Love your choice of colors!! Great texture and it turned out wonderfully!

Barbara said...

Beautiful....love all the texture and the colors you used together! AND I'm so happy to know that I'm not alone....that even those that make it look easy have a bit of trouble sometimes!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is gorgeous Lisa! Love all of the different textures! So glad that you were able to get this technique to work for you! You did such a wonderful job with it! :D

stamping sue said...

Lisa, the water stamping or faux bleaching as I like to call it is a fun technique. Besides using a bold image I find more ink the better for this technique. I like to use the darker distress inks for faux bleaching and have gotten good results. stamping sue

Suzanne C said...

Yours turned out beautiful! Love the colors on the background and the beautiful images.

Heidi Hihn said...

Wonderful card!! Love the technique....I think I may have to check out that book!! Love all the textures you added!! Awesome job!

Claudia said...

Stunning card!

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Very striking!

Lori said...

How pretty, Lisa!

Jane Bosi said...

Perfect!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card, love the watered image, it's gorgeous.

 
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