There is a new Challenge today over at the a2z Scrapbooking Blog. The theme is encouragement. Check it out HERE. You could win a $25 gift card that's not to bad so be sure to participate!
Here is my take on the Challenge:
I used the Studio 490 white embossing paste and the Quilt Motif stencil on Watercolor paper and let it dry. Then I added some of my Peerless watercolors to the paper I pre-wet and just let them float around when the color got to where I wanted it I set it aside and when it was almost dry I wiped off the embossing paste which acts a bit like a resist it takes a small amount of the color but resists the rest. I love the affect. The "a little" and Hug are from the Hero Arts A Little stamp set I stamped these in Archival ink and then colored the paper with some of the Wendy Vecchi Archival inks, which is what gives them the most vibrant colors. I cut them out and popped them up on the card. The heart is from the Hero Arts Your So Kind Stamp set Iif you look closely you will see my card as the sample for this product, very exciting). I stamped it on green and embossed it with glitter embossing powder and then a couple of layers of clear embossing powder to make it stand out. It's punched and layered on a little purple scallop(I needed one more color right). I added some speckles with white acrylic paint(D) and a little mist of black with my marker spritzer. Everything was then cut and layered onto my card.
I hope you like it and if your inspired to recreate it head on over to the a2z Scrappbooking store and use the code Marnie15 to get 15% off any $25 order!
Have a great day and go create something wonderful for someone special!