MFT Amazing plus Tim Holtz Cityscapes
I was looking for some inspiration, and I decided to start looking around for different blog challenges to give me a direction. I've laid in a lot of schtuff in my stamp room lately, and with all that stampy goodness, it's sometimes hard to narrow down something to work with.
I decided that the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog's stencil challenge was the perfect place to start. I've bought a few stencils over the last few months, and I wanted to break out the watercolor supplies and splash around some. And the result? Well, you can see for yourself:
Amazing!!! (YILM!) I have a particular recipient in mind for this, but I am not going to say who…suffice it to say it's someone amazing! I had a ton of fun with this!
I taped my Ranger watercolor paper to my clipboard and wet it down well, then covered it with brushstrokes of Peerless watercolors.
I then sprinkled a couple colors of Brusho on the wet background and spritzed with a bit more water to get it moving. This was my first time using Brusho, and I have to say I'm hooked! I then put the stencil over the top and used a baby wipe to remove some of the color across the top of the paper, being very careful because this watercolor paper has a tendency to pill. I inked up the New York skyline from Tim Holtz's Cityscapes and stamped it across the lower third of the paper. I added a bit of additional Peerless watercolor below the stamp image.
I spritzed the bottom of the paper through the stencil with some rubbing alcohol and reinker that I had lying around from before, probably Midnight Muse. The MFT Doubly Amazing die was cut once from silver foil and 3 times from Basic Black cardstock, then all of these were glued together to make a dimensional greeting. I used Versamark and Hero Arts white embossing powder with one of the stamps from the Amazing set from MFT, leaving off the word amazing. The final touch was a Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles Graduation Stars. I then popped the whole thing up using foam tape.
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