Monday, May 23, 2011

Grungy Monday


I really enjoyed last weeks Grungy Monday. Thank you all for such lovely comments.

This weeks Technique is an easy one again but my choices of dye inks is very limited so I wasn't feeling very inspired. I'm afraid I didn't sway much from the sample. Check it out here.

http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/08/september-techn.html

I've done water colour stamping before but I have to say it's not one of my favourites. I find it hard to get just the right amount of water on the stamp so you don't loose your image completely. On this card I tried Glimmer mist instead of water and I really liked the results and it seemed to be easier to not over do the wetness. Unfortunately you can't really see the glimmer here though.

I'm curious to see how others have used this technique since I can't really think of a lot of uses for it. I think I prefer techniques that I can play with and change up a little more than this one.

So head over to Studio L3 and see what others are doing with this technique.

Happy Creating

Wendy

28 comments:

Bearcrazyman said...

Very Nice..

Linda Ledbetter said...

What a gorgeous, artful and sophisticated work of art, Wendy! I love the idea of using Glimmer Mist instead of regular water-- I'm going to try that myself.

You did a great job on GM08, and even if the technique isn't your favorite, you certainly made something wonderful using it. I tend to use watercolor stamping for quick, simple greeting cards, and almost always with botanical or simple nature imagery-- it's fabulous for nautical-themed pieces. :)

Evelyn S. said...

I think you've created a beautiful scene....lovely images and colors. Glimmer Mist is always a good idea!

StampDancer said...

I think this is absolutely wonderful Wendy! Nice work!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

it looks beautiful!

Bella said...

wow, for someone who does not like this technique, you totally ROCKED it! I think this is stunning and I too am off to try it with glimmer mist instead of water!

Sue West said...

This is just stunning. I love it.
Sue :)

ellen vargo said...

Well you sure did a great job, despite it not being your favorite technique! I've done the glimmer mist version too and really love the results - thanks for reminding me! Thanks for joining in with Grungy Monday!

Lori said...

Love it Wendy, your stamping came out perfect with this, not too much bleeding, but yet it still looks like watercolor. Perfect!

Margaret said...

This is a lovely card! Margaret

Annette said...

Love the images you used and how you incorporate Glimmer Mist. Great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kat said...

grate card,
love the choice of stamps you used,
Kat

Michelle Casey said...

Beautiful colours, I love the delicate feel of this composition.

minnie_mac said...

Love the colours and stamps you used. Yes, I found that it can be difficult to get the right amount of water.

Marilyn

Carolyn said...

Wendy, your watercolor technique is gorgeous!

Toni said...

Wendy this turned out beautiful... what a great idea to spritz it with Glimmermist... I've gotta try that, I have to agree... it took me several times to get my image without too much water or not enough... but I bet the Glimmermist will work great. Thanks for the tip and wonderful creation !

Rosa said...

I think it's absolutely gorgeous!

Alison said...

So beautiful! x

Jane said...

This technique may not be your favorite - but you did a beautiful job. I love the glimmer mist idea - I may use that on my next attempt.

Sam said...

I really like this! My favourite sentiment stamp too. I only have two inkpads but have ordered one from e-bay especially! Hopefully it will be here before Saturday!!

sasa said...

just so delicate and beautiful - such a lovely scene - love your colour choices and composition!
Sarah at 49

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic card, love the textured background.

Dawn said...

it turned out great with limited inks just fine

Love Dawn xx

Brenda Brown said...

I love how this worked Wendy with great flowers. I must try using the glimmer mists instead of water - a great idea.
Enjoy the weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

BrianK said...

Your color choices and the glimmer mist worked beautifully,creating a soft and serene image. Really lovely, glad you shared.

Terry said...

Beautiful scene! Love the garden and butterfly watercolored images! Next I will try the Glimmer Mists or Perfect Pearls! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Simoana said...

Love your work!!! So inspirational!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I love this...looks like the bush and brambles around the paths where I go jogging...

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