Monday, 2 September 2013

A bit of a Stampin' Up! Wetlands Experiment


A bit of an experiment indeed!  Let me explain.  First of all if you are a regular reader you will know that I love to join in at Less is More and this week's challenge is use a Rubber Stamp with a desert option of water colouring. 

Using the rubber stamp is no problem but my experimentation came in with the water colouring.  Which stamp set to use?  Well if we are getting wet then Wetlands seemed appropriate.   

I took the image of the goose (is it a goose?  I'm not sure!) and coloured it with my Stampin' Write Markers then spritzed the stamp with water before stamping onto Whisper White.  I then spritzed the paper too letting the colours run.  I coloured the stamp again with the markers and over stamped the image.  I coloured the separate grasses stamp again with a marker and stamped around the bottom edges.  To give my bird some definition I used the nib end of my marker and went around it's outline.  I then cut some notches into the edges to distress it a little and attached it to a card stock mat.  It's attached to a Whisper White card base.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set, aren't the fonts fab?

My daughter is off on her Primary 7 trip today.  She was so excited about going as she has been looking forward to it for so long and can remember seeing her big brother off.  Each year the Primary 7's set off for Loch Insh in the Highlands and I think the younger ones always look forward to when it'll be their turn.  A week of water sports, Archery, Skiing (dry slope), mountain biking etc.  No wonder they are excited!  For me it was another milestone, my little girl is now a big girl and this is her turn! 

Bye for now from a sappy Mum!  x 

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Stamp - Wetlands
Stampin' Write Marker - Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Always Artichoke

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12 comments:

sheila 77 said...

What a very attractive card and how fascinating to read how you made it.

The Crafty Laydee said...

Lovely card Aileen-it was a fun challenge over at LIM this week wasn't it? And your "wet"lands was perfect!
I'm sure you will keep yourself busy this week while your daughter is away-they do indeed grow up WAY too fast-my "little" girl will be 21 next spring-how did that happen!
Nessa xxx

Gillian R said...

This looks really effective Aileen, I am sure Jess will keep you busy while Holly is away

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card. Sounds like your little girl is im for a fun week! Valerie

Wishcraft said...

Great image and a lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Diane said...

Just adorable Aileen, fabulous colors.

Regards diane

laurie said...

great job and just perfect for the challenge!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Aileen! Love how you've coloured the beautiful stamp.

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the artistic licence with the colouring of the goose Aileen! You've made a beautiful scene. These milestones seem to come faster and faster don't they?! Vicky x

Jen said...

love the colour combo.. so different!!!

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen x
"Less Is More"

Diane said...

Lovely card Aileen, you did a fabulous job.

Regards diane

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card Aileen. Hope your daughter has a fabulous time and Mum is not fretting too much :0)
Margaret x

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