Any Tim lovers out there? Of course, there are, and I know everyone will have been eagerly awaiting the Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2017 set! I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
I have a card and tag to share with you today. Starting with the card and a straightforward watercolour scene, I loosely watercoloured a background with two of my all time favourite Daniel Smith watercolours – Blue Apatite Genuine a lovely dusky blue with granulating properties and Quinacridone Coral, a delightful coral pink the perfect shade for flowers and winter skies as it turns out. While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled with salt crystals and then walked away and left it to dry. That’s hard for me as I always want to fiddle with things, but I resisted and didn’t return until the next day. The salt crystals had drawn the wet paint towards them creating deeper pools of colour and where the crystals were touching the paper the salt had absorbed the colour to leave a highlight area – such an interesting effect.
I brushed off the salt crystals and then stamped the trees from the stamp set by selectively inking them in Gathered Twigs, Forest Moss and Peeled Paint Distress Inks. Once I stamped the trees, I took a damp brush and lightly moved the colour around slightly. I Stamped the deer in Brushed Corduroy and touches of Gathered Twigs to add definition and again used a damp brush to move the colours around a little.
I lightly watercoloured shadows with Lunar Black and then stamped the stars from the STAMPtember 2017 set in clear embossing ink and heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. Finally, I stamped the sentiment on Ivory card in Versafine Onyx Black ink, trimmed to a skinny strip and foam mounted to top left. I then mounted the finished panel on a Desert Storm card base.
For the tag, I wanted to play with the fun snowman with the carved sentiment from the STAMPtember 2017 set. I stamped the snowman multiple times on Ivory card using a gradient of Mama Elephant pigment inks – Dark Storm, Ocean and Winter. I started with the darkest colour and stamped only the lower portion then picked the middle tone and stamped over the top of the dark ink and up over the body of the snowman and finally saved the lightest colour for his hat. I then die cut using a Stitched Dress Up Tag.
I used the Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2017 stencil on a scrap of Ivory card and blended with red inks. I then trimmed a strip of this and adhered to the bottom of the tag. I also stamped one of the circular images from the stamp set in red ink and die cut with a circle die.
Here’s how STAMPtember is looking so far. The above list should automatically populate as I add more throughout the month.
- 01 September – STAMPtember release + blog hop day 1
- 02 September – blog hop day 2
- 03 September – free birthday gift
- 04 September – Lawn Fawn Christmas Like No Otter stamps and die set, individual stamps and individual dies
- 05 September – Sugar Pea Designs Koalaty Time stamps and die set, individual stamps and individual dies
- 06 September – Altenew Fabulous You stamps and die set, individual stamps and individual dies
- 07 September – Gina K Designs Warmer With You stamps and dies set, individual stamps and individual dies
- 08 September – Reverse Confetti Celebrate Your Day stamp set
- 09 September – Neat & Tangled Hello Pumpkin stamps and dies set, individual stamps and individual dies
- 10 September – Concord & 9th Oh Hello stamp set
- 11 September – Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2017 stamp and stencil set
The winner of the $30 Gift Certificate from my 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop post is …
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D