Saturday, July 9, 2016

Spritzed Marker Sympathy

I have seen this image, Hidden Lane by Penny Black, used on several blogs and fell in love with it  - so I found it on line and bought it! 
 Instead of just inking it today -  I colored the trees, fence and walkway on the stamp with several different colors of  Ranger Distress Markers, spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it onto Arches Watercolor paper. 
You get varying amounts of image clarity depending on how much water you spritz on the stamp and if you spritz the paper with water before stamping.  I used quite a bit of water on this stamping so the image is really blurry.  
I think it's a good look for a sympathy card.
This is already in the mail - on it's way to a friend at church who recently lost her father.

I'm linking my card to:
I used stamps, markers and sequins
Stamps:  Hidden Lane - Penny Black,  Beyond Basic Borders - PTI.
Paper:  Arches Watercolor Paper, Rustic Cream and Simply Chartreuse - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers -  Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain,  Mini Mister - Ranger, Lucky Blend Sequins - Avery Elle.


nancy littrell said...

Very artsy watercoloring of your stamp Julia. I am sure your friend will appreciate your thoughtfulness. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Loll said...

I love this technique with this beautiful image Julia. So soft and serene with these earth tones, perfect for a sympathy card. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Bonnie said...

What an artsy, dreamy look you've got using this technique, Julia! So lovely! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Annette Allen said...

such a lovely card..

Nancy Dynes said...

You're right, this lovely card has such a peaceful feel. Perfect for a sympathy card. I love the way you inked different areas of the stamp. It's always sad when a sympathy card is needed, but your beautiful card will bring comfort to the family at a time when they need it most.

Redanne said...

I went to have a look at the original stamp and it is beautiful, but I love how you changed it up and created this wonderful 'misty' scene. It is always a shame to have to create a sympathy card but this one is beautiful. Hugs, Anne xx

A Pink said...

Like you Julia, I saw the stamp , loved it but haven't been lucky enough as yet to get hold of it here in the UK . How you have used it is inspirational and I love the whole ethereal feel the technique you've used has given, especially for the type of card you have made .
Thanks for sharing and inspiring and reminding me of a stamp I Love.
hugs x

Kim Heggins said...

Lovely beautiful Julia. Love your incredible images and how you used them, simply stunning!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Julia! So serene and calming!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Soft colors and images. It is very peaceful.
Nice work!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous Julia, fabulous stamp and technique! Deb xo

butterfly said...

What a beautiful sympathy card, so soft and gentle. Lovely work. Sorry to have missed so much - as you know, it's a crazy old year for me!
Alison x

Team Clark said...

This is so simple, yet so beautifully effective! Love it!!!