Wednesday 13 December 2023

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop -Technique Challenge

Hello and welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop for December 2023. This month we have a Technique Challenge for you, Waterolour Smooshing.

Each month a group of creative friends create a project for a theme. Below is an image of all of the crew and where they are from around the globe. Such a talented and wonderful group of people.

I decided to use this technique to make a background layer for my card featuring the Queen Bee stamp set and dies. I enjoy creating my own backgrounds using this technique.

 First I placed my Balmy Blue and Pool Party ink pads upside down on a plastic surface. I then sprayed gently with water before gently dropping my A 5 piece of Basic White card stock into the ink. I did this over and over until I covered the piece of card stock and I was happy with the depth of colour. I dried it odd using the Heat Tool and then stored it under the largest Acrylic Block to keep it from curling.

I glued the cut smooshed layer to a Pool Party mat layer, before gluing it to a Pool Party card base. I then stamped the words from the stamp set in Balmy Blue ink on the top central section underneath where the vellum layer goes. I then cut a large stitched circle in Vellum.

I stamped the bee in Versamark™ink on a piece of the smooshed card stock. Sprinkled with Gold Embossing Powder and set with the Heat Tool. Die cut the bee. I then cut out the wings and two of the curved leaves in Gold Foil. . I glued the leaves to the edge of the top and bottom of the Vellum circle. I adhered the die cut wings to the bottom of the embossed bee using Dimensionals before adhering to the centre of the Vellum circle using Dimensionals

Up next on our blog hop is my wonderful friend Rochelle Laird-Smith!
Click on the next button below to go to Rochelle’s blog post for more Watercolour Smooshing inspiration.

Many thanks for stopping by today.You are appreciated!

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  1. It makes such a great background! It's so textural against the elegance of the gold foil and embossing. Lovely card!