Tuesday, April 28, 2020

SHOPPING OUR STASH #419 - Happy Mother's Day

Hello and welcome friends! Yours truly is hosting
over at SHOPPING OUR STASH! Mother's Day is coming up
on May 10th in the US and Canada, and so for the next two weeks, 
we'd like to see your Mother's Day projects.

I decided to have a go water coloring using Magenta Nuance powder dyes:

I stamped and heat embossed the flowers in gold, then using
various powder dyes, water colored them, then added a blue wash
around the entire image. I had assembled the card before I remembered
that I had wanted to splatter some black ink over the panel. Plan B was to
stamp that dot grouping around the image in gray ink.

A simple sentiment finished the inside:

Ooh! Shiny!

I hope that you find some time to play along in our Mother's Day
challenge at Shopping Our Stash. We'd love to see your creations
in our gallery! If you are in need of more ideas, simply check out
what my teammies have created!
Hoping that you all are staying safe during this 'new normal'.
Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter this at A Bit More Time to Craft #114 - ATG

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Sweetly, Fond Expressions 2; Hero Arts - Happy Mom's Day; Mama Elephant - Water Blooms
Ink: Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black, Gray Flannel
CS: Strathmore water color paper; TE; Darice
Accessories: Magenta - Nuance Powder dyes: bright yellow, golden yellow, red, jade, grass green, purple, orange, turquoise; water & paintbrush; MISTI; Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun; Gemini; Avery Elle - Pierced rectangle die; Lawn Fawn - scalloped rectangle die
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner


  1. Love the colours, so bright and cheerful the black frame just makes them pop even more. Just a question do you put the powder on the image than waterpaint it or do you mix them in a pallet? I haven't had much luck with powders but what every you did is fab. Super design and card.

  2. Ohhhhhhh awesome possum!
    Your watercolouring is amazing!
    I love the gold frame of the flowers with the bright colours.

  3. Beautiful work, Chris! Your embossing is impeccable and the coloring is perfect too! Love it!
    Chana Malkah

  4. beautiful flower stamp and you've watercolored it perfectly! love those little dots as well they're just the right finishing touch! ♥

  5. Gorgeous colouring with your Nuance powders - and such a beautiful card!

  6. Oh wow--really beautiful card! Haven't heard of those powders, but they were a great choice for this image!

  7. I love the gold embossing on this gorgeous flowers, the colors are beautiful and the shine divine.
    Nuance powders, hmmmmm.... I must look into that.
    This is a sweet and amazing Mom's Day card.


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