Saturday, September 1, 2018

September 2018 CAS Mix Up Challenge - Ink Your Stamps with Markers

Goodness - it's the end of summer already!  And kids are getting back to school.  It's also time for the September CAS Mix Up Challenge!   Bonnie is our hostess this month and she wants us to ink our stamps with markers!
For my card today - I placed my Effulgent Penny Black stamp in my Misti along with a panel of watercolor paper and lined up where I wanted the image to print.  I colored over the branch bit with  my Gathered Twigs Ranger Distress Marker, spritzed lightly with water and pressed the stamp into the paper.  (If you don't get enough color you can repeat the process.)  Then I cleaned off my stamp and colored over the flower bits with my Shaded Lilac Distress Marker, spritzed with water and pressed the stamp onto the paper again.  

When I was happy with how it all looked, I removed the watercolor panel from my Misti and dried it with my heat tool.
I stamped the sentiment from A Bit More: Butterfly Blooms Mini Set by PTI in black, added 3 tiny punched butterflies and some purple Tiny Twinkles.  I brushed over the butterfly wings with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.

You will find several links to videos on inking your stamps with markers for your inspiration over at the CAS Mix Up blog - along with creative examples from the Design Team and our talented September Guest Designer - Chrissie (Simply One of a Kind)!  You have until 9/24 to link up your cards - remember to keep them CAS by leaving a lot of clear space!

I'm also linking my card to:

Addicted to Stamps and More
I colored my stamp with markers than spritzed with water and stamped.
 



Stamps:  Effulgent - Penny Black, A Bit More: Butterfly Blooms Mini Set - PTI
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, Plum Pudding and Vintage Cream - PTI.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers Shaded Lilac and Gathered Twigs, Misti, butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.

15 comments:

Sharli Schaitberger said...

So serene and lovely! I think this card is wonderful!!!

nancy littrell said...

Such a pretty thoughtful colored flower image, Julia. I love your sweet butterflies and tiny twinkles for embellishments, my friend. TFS Hugs..

Mac Mable said...

The watercolour effect looks so very pretty by using the fun technique. Such delicate colour for the flowers and that stamp looks amazing. Such cute butterflies and twinkles. The font for the sentiment finishes off your fabulous card beautifully X. Marvellous card X

Bonnie said...

Love these pretty lavender flowers with the tiny butterflies, Julia! What a serene and beautiful watercolor card!

Loll said...

Love your soft and delicately coloured lilac blooms Julia! Great work with this wonderful technique. xx

Susan said...

There's a wonderful soft dreaminess to the flowers - perfect for a "thinking of you" card. Love the tiny butterflies to add some dimension.

Chrissie said...

I simply love the watercolour effect of this stunning creation Julia. The colours you chose are so delicate and suit the image perfectly!
Just lovely
Chrissie x

Jo Manna said...

What a beautiful softness to this card. The stamp left such a dreamy effect and the sentiment is perfect. Repeating the lilac coloured panel adds such an elegance to this beauty. Love it Julia xx

Trina P. said...

Your lilacs are so soft and pretty. Lovely results from this fun technique. Purple and green is my favourite combo for florals. x

Papercraft Boutique said...

I LOVE the beautiful and dreamy watercolor effect, Julia! The ink color combo (Gathered Twigs and Shaded Lilac) is very pretty. The tiny butterfly with shimmery wings and the shiny purple Tiny Twinkles are a lovely finishing touch! Hideko xx

Christine Alexander said...

Julia your soft watercoloring is amazing on the petals of the flower and such gorgeous tones on the branch. Great addition with the tiny butterflies.

Creative world said...

Fantastic card and design...thank you for joining us at ATSM Make your Mark challenge this week
Željka DT xx

Karen D. said...

so pretty..
x Karen

Brenda in IN said...

Soft and pretty. I love the image this technique gives.

Heidi Weaver said...

Wow, Julia, what a terrific technique! I love the soft, watercolour effect. Thanks so much for joining our ATS&M Challenge this week.