Hello! It’s CASology time again! Where will the cue word take you this week?
Life, like card-making, is a bit of a journey. Sometimes, opportunities arise and we can either ‘take the plunge’ and try something new (and perhaps a little out of our comfort zone!), or we can continue along our comfortable, well-tread path.
I ‘took the plunge’ and tried a little mixed media on this card: water-colour, inking, embossing, stamping and paper-piecing:
I used Stazon black ink to stamp my image onto some water-colour cardstock. The water-colouring was done in three stages, allowing for drying between each stage. First, I masked off the bottom-third of the cardstock to paint the water. Second, I coloured the grassy bank using water-coloured pencils. Third, I coloured the swimmer’s arms, legs and face – again, in water-colour pencils. The horizon and swimmer were then masked off so that I could ink the sunrise in yellow and orange inks.
Then it was time for paper-piecing: I found a beautiful scrap of red floral japanese paper in my stash to use for the bathing suit. Given that the original stamp has the swimmer wearing a solid colour bathing costume, I needed to do the paper-piecing in two steps. First, I stamped the image onto some scrap paper, fussy cut it out to create a template, then traced the outline of the template onto my japanese paper. I then fussy-cut the bathers and cap from the japanese paper and glued it into position.
Finally, the sentiment was stamped onto some scrap cardstock, heat-embossed in gold, then fussy cut and stuck into position, using foam dots.
Where’s our cue going to take you this week? Visit the DT for more inspiration:
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I would also like to add this card to the following Challenge:
- Cardstock: Watercolour cardstock 300gsm (Eraldo di Paolo); Japanese Floral Paper (stash)
- Ink: Stazon Black; Versa-Mark; Pumpkin Pie; Daffodil Delight (Stampin’ Up!)
- Stamp: Rubber Dance Stamps – Take the Plunge
- Other: Watercolour Pencils (Faber Castell); Watercolour Paint box (page of London); Gold EP (Stampin’ Up!)