Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #57

Wednesday means it is time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. And this week is 'Make your Mark' challenge. Your entry must include use of some kind of marker-promarkers, crayons, pencils, water paints etc.

I tried something different this week. I had a go at the defined watercolour technique. Check out this video here to learn more about this technique.  I had so much fun doing this and ended up covered in paint but happy!

I have used the 'watercolour wonder' stamp set from PTI and the sentiment stamp is from Fresh Squeezed Stamps.
I used a small travel set of watercolour stamps I was given as a gift and memento inks. I would urge you to give this a try, I felt really arty doing this...........we can all fool ourselves!!

This week as a prize to the winner our DT are offering the following 2 image sheets from the the fabulous Nicecrane Designs.

The Roosevelt Bears DSL 2                       The Roosevelt Bears DSL 1

If you are not aware of Nicecrane Designs please take a peek at the store here. And here is a note from the owner Ignacio:

I have been a Photoshop Instructor for more than 6 years ago,,,,,, and I love Graphic Design ,,,,,,,it is my passion,,, I love anything about Graphic Design, new techniques, software and tips and tricks. I am also  FAN of Japanese Culture , especially about Ukiyo-e and Washi craft,,,,,and I love Japanese Origami,,,,,,

Nice to meet people from different countries to share hobbies and practice my English.

And don't forget to pop over to our blog to check out here what how our DT have 'made their mark' to inspire you.

Now it is your turn to get inky x


  1. Very cool design Sandie. Love the watercoloring. Loll xx

  2. Very cool technique! Thanks for sharing that video. I never would have thought to use that technique with the splashes but it looks great Sandie!

  3. Incredibly arty, my friend! And that curved brilliant. Love it!

    PS- you're always welcome to join us!

  4. Loooove the effect you have created here Sandie. Fantastic!
    Hugs, Flo x

  5. Love your water colouring effect and great placement, Sandie! Very cool card. Sue x

  6. You are arty, Sandie! :) This turned out great, I have to watch the technique video. Really cool card! Oh, I just noticed in the previous comment Sue has written "cool card" -well, I'm just agreeing with her then! :)

  7. I think you've got such a talent for making clean designs with an edge - like this one! Fabby!

  8. No fooling me! You've done a terrific job. Isn't fun learning new techniques! I'm going to agree with Sue and Nonni - very cool card!!! xx

  9. What a happy card and a cool technique!
    P.S Can't wait to see what you whip up with those London dies...*wink*

  10. Oh I love that watercolor effect Sandie! It's fun to get messy in the process sometimes - I agree it does tend to make one feel a bit more artsy than usual. Great colors!

  11. Suoer Cool technique,,,,,,love these colors,,,,,,,my friend,,,,,,,very well done.

  12. Hi Sandie. Super arty card. Love it. Thanks for providing the link for the tutorial. Hugs Monika xxx