Sunday, 6 May 2018

May Challenge over at Stamping Sensations

'Close to Nature' is our challenge for you this month at Stamping Sensations.
Our sponsors are Chocolate Baroque and you need to pop over to the challenge blog to have a look at the great prize on offer... and whilst you're there, please check out our rules for entry please - we are a STAMPING challenge!
Some inkiness from me this time round for our 'Nature' theme. And a card made in super quick time as I didn't have a lot of time spare!

This is a technique called Water Reactive Colouring and is a really easy technique of sponging a card front with Distress Oxide inks, heat embossing a design, and then lifting colour using a water brush.

With each pass over the design you lighten the image so that it stands out against the dark background.

I used Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers for this card using a stamp from a set called Hydrangea Tag by our sponsors.
I added a small gold die cut butterfly - cos he was lying on the desk looking lonely!

There are some great examples of this technique in blogland - here, here and here!

There's also lots over at the blog to inspire you - please visit my teamies blogs and tell them what you think of their inspiration - hoping you will join in with us again this month!
Sharing my card with
613 Ave Create - Mainly Blue
Dare2bArtzy- Flowers
PB&More- A/Goes
AAA - Gold/Watercolours/Flowers

22 comments:

Aquarius said...

This technique is so effective - something else to try in a spare moment. I've had this stamp set forever but admit it hasn't been used for a while. Off to follow your links for some inspiration.

brenda said...

I've learn something new today Viv, there is actually a name for bleaching/faux beaching out the colour, now I just have to remember what it's called.

The gold looks very luxurious against the aqua tones of the lovely CB image.

B x

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card Viv and that is a super technique you used for the background.
Yvonne xx

Mac Mable said...

Such an effective technique and love the tones of the card with the pop of gold. Such a beautiful card x

pinky said...

Stunning card, the colours are gorgeous together and such amazing stamps Viv. Love it.

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Viv, what an effective technique. Great design and the colours are lovely. xx

Kathleen said...

Love the gold embossing against the lovely shade of blue, lovely image and a super technique.

Kath x

Sally H said...

Wow, wow, wow! Totally stunning card, Viv! I love the colours! You have a gift for creating cards that are so elegant and simply beautiful

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Viv and love the blue tones in the background with the gold of the hydrangea and script and love the way you have lifted the colour with water on the flower, also the gold die cut butterfly looks great . x

Pat said...

This is a very pretty Chocolate Baroque image Viv and love the blue tones and a great idea to lift the colour from the flower by water bleaching to make it pop. The gold die cut butterfly goes beautifully too. x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A beautiful card Viv and the blue and gold look amazing together, gorgeous stamp too x

Claire said...

This looks gorgeous Viv - the gold with the vivid blue looks beautiful...such an elegant combination!

Pia S said...

Great technique tip, Im used to splattering water and remove color this way but that gives a random result. This is stylish, extra wow points for it being a quick make, it looks impressive.

Marlies said...

A beautiful card and a great effect with the gold embossing. A lovely elegant stamp, I like the vintage look it has. A fantastic creation! Marlies x

Lynne K said...

One of my favourite CB images, Viv, and that stunning technique shows it off perfectly. A very elegant and beautiful card.

Lynne x

Jane said...

Love the aqua blue with the gold. Fabulous sophisticated card. Thanks for joining in with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge at AAA Cards.

rachel said...

so very beautiful Viv - its a gorgeous stamp! Big hugs rachel x

Cards by Maaike said...

love the gold against the blue, Thanky ou for playing at AAA cards

https://bharatinayudu.com/ said...

Very elegant card. Thank you for joining us at AAACards. Happy crafting. Hugs - Bharati

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful card! I love the delicate gold embossing against the blue background - perfect 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More and good luck x Susan x

Jo Ann said...

This gold embossing is so wonderful in your card. Thank you for joining our last month's Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. There's still time to join our Challenge this month and we'd love to see you back. Have a blessed week.

JO ANN
https://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com