I've been really into colouring of late and that's mainly due to Kathy's 'Pop Up Challenge' at her blog The Daily Marker.
She organised a 4 day challenge based around the theme of 'Lines' and she has video's on her blog showing her colouring techniques. I've already posted my first card where I drew my own lines and used some pencils. For this card I decided to use the lines of a stamp and do some water colouring:
I was very lucky a few weeks ago to win this large faceted stamp from the latest Neat and Tangled new release. I thought it would be fun to colour in all those triangles, so I heat embossed the stamp in black on some water colour paper. This is the first time I've used black embossing powder and boy was it a disaster!! Even though I treated it like any other powder, it would blow around as soon as the heat gun got near it so I ended up with black dots everywhere. Maybe I need to try another brand.......
I water coloured using my Distress Inks and some water. I even tried to create a 'highlight' in each triangle by keeping it darker in one corner and moving the colour away from the other. Its not perfect but I like how it turned out! After stamping the sentiment in black ink and heat embossing with clear embossing powder, I cut them out and popped up on foam tape. Gold sequins seemed to be the only colour that would go with this, so added three for a little more shine!
As I mentioned, the faceted stamp is from Neat and Tangled 'Faceted'. Its a brilliant set and comes with big font sentiments as well. The sentiment stamps are also Neat and Tangled 'Everyday Labels'. Even the sequins are N&T too!!
Once again I've linked this card on Instagram to the 'Pop Up Challenge', so no need to link to Kathy's blog. But I do have three other challenges I would like to enter:
Simply Create Too Challenge # 92 (Anything Goes)
Seize the Birthday Challenge (No Topping)
Little Tangles Challenge # 59
Another rainy day today so that's three days without gardening. I'm starting to get withdrawal symptoms and need some dirt under my fingernails!! Although, it has helped me catch up with my emails and commenting. So even though most of my lawn in flooded with all the rain overnight, its so worth it!!