Wednesday, June 25, 2014

CC3 Challenge #5 - Distress Watercoloring - Part 1

The Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3 challenge #5 has just been posted (on Saturday).  For the next 2 weeks we are to look at  Page 39 of CC Vol 3 -  the technique is Distress Watercoloring - Part 1.  We cannot describe the technique - as they wish for you to purchase your own copy of Tim's book - but here is my project using the technique.
 I sell some of my cards at work and I recently had a run on birthday cards - so I decided to make a simple card basically using just the technique.  I stamped the cupcake from the Blue Print Assortment stamp set using Archival Jet Black Ink on Ranger Watercolor paper.  Then I got out my Distress Markers and waterbrush and colored the image using the technique Tim describes for us.   I adhered the stamped panel to my white cardstock base with foam tape.
I stamped the sentiment and frame from the Saying Stuff set on white cardstock with Ranger Distress Worn Lipstick ink and Archival Jet Black, cut it out and layered it over the stamped panel, again using foam tape.  I actually used  the Distress Watercoloring technique Part 2 on my image as well, found on page 40 -  but Linda said that it was ok if we wanted to!  (we'll be doing Part 2 on it's own in a later challenge as well!)

There are several prizes to be won with each CC3 Challenge - there's a new challenge every other Saturday -  this week one of the prizes is a $50 gift certificate from the Inspiration Emporium
So - get out your Compendium of Curiosities III -  and take a gander at page 39 and join us!  You'll find all the instructions and wonderful inspiration from the Curiosity Crew here

Stamps:  Blue Print Assortment and Saying Stuff - Stampers Anonymous (Michaels)
Paper:  white - PTI, watercolor - Ranger
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress inks - Worn Lipstick and Pumice Stone
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers - Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Salty Ocean, Pumice Stone; foam tape, Ranger Distress Marker Spritzer, Ranger Waterbrush.

19 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh, I was going to color the cupcake today! LOVE how yours turned out! Fab colors and the sprayed ink is FANTASTIC! If I use the cupcake, don't think I am copying you, please!!!

Redanne said...

Your colouring is wonderful Julia and I love the simplicity of the card - love Part 2 of the technique too, it looks great on your card! Anne xx :)

Deepti said...

This is beautiful, love the water colored cup cake and spray of the ink :)

Annette Allen said...

I SOOO love that cupcake.. I have admired it for a while now.. totally love it..

Tenia Nelson said...

Super fun card!! :)

Bonnie McLain said...

Great CUPCAKE... love the simplicity of your card... you can always create something so elegant and lovely.. Love it Julie... need to write to you about the 2nd part... I have trouble with it... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Anita Houston said...

Simple yet so festive, bright, and fun! Love your watercolored cupcake! Thanks so much for joining us on this painty challenge here at CC3Challenge!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Julia! Love how you colored the scrumptious cupcake! The sprayed ink adds a great touch!

Candy C said...

Julia...your Happy Birthday card is so pretty. Don't you just love Tim's blueprint stamps? You've done such a lovely job coloring this cupcake and turning it into such a festive card. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my gosh, your color play is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CC3C, Julia.

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my gosh, your color play is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CC3C, Julia.

Vicki Dutcher said...

So happy to see you got a spot on the MM Team [absolutely no surprise at all! :)] CONGRATS MF - Can't wait to see your mm projects!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Your colors are marvelous!! What a fun card, My friend!

Kim Heggins said...

What a fabulous and fun birthday card! I love that cupcake.

JackieP Neal said...

Beautiful Challenge card Julia! I think I may those stamps now too! heehee I do like the way you did step 2-looks great on your piece! ")

Betty Wright said...

This is amazing! I love the effect of the soft sponging around image, too! Great card, Julia!

~amy~ said...

Julia, what a beautiful card! Love that cupcake!

butterfly said...

That's just lovely - the watercolouring is so subtle, and that splatter is fab!
Alison xx

Buttons said...

Love this watercolouring Julia, especially with the addition of Part 2. Jenny x