You all know I love this die by Frantic Stamper, and of course that would be because I designed it in my head and explained it to the talented Kathy Berger who made it came to life, and it is fabulous.
This card has been a work in progress over the last couple of weeks. The Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers a couple of weeks ago was on a Pinterest Board full of Paper Art. I could not play at the time, but immediately thought of this die when I was looking at the artwork. Then I received an email about the CAS Mix Up Challenge, and back I came to this die cut. I knew I wanted to play in the challenge. But, I do not have spray inks, so I made my own. I have done this in the past and it works for me, maybe it will work for some of you rather than buying spray inks. I use my Winsor Newton Watercolours to make my sprays, and a tiny Ranger spritzer bottle. I add ink to the bottle with my paint brush, heavy on the ink and not so heavy on the water that I add, also with my paint brush. I only make a little, enough for the project I am working on, and I use the same bottle for all the colours I want to use, not cleaning in between colours. For this project I used New Gamboge, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Orange and Permanent Rose. As the bottles near the end of the paint they sputter, also another part of making my own that I love, it saves me the time of doing splatters with my paint brush! I watercoloured only the pumpkin, using Zig Brushes. I styled the harvest panel and propped it up on foam strips attaching to my spritzed background. I am not sure where the stamp came from, but it is for the stamping part of the challenge, which is Stamping, Sprays and "your choice", mine being die-cutting. I hope you like my card, and thank you for dropping in today.
Entering in the CAS Mix Up August Challenge
Products: Frantic Stamper Fall Harvest Panel, Winsor Newton Watercolour Paints, Kuretake Zig Brushes.