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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Spooky...

It's time for a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! 


W is for Watercolour! One of my favourite things to do, and definitely popular in the cardmaking world. My card may not be too snarky, but at least it's spooky... 


I've used three different types of watercolour for this: watercolour powder for the sky, Twinkling H2Os for the ground, and distress markers for the moon, cat and jack o' lantern. I had used masking fluid to protect a moon-circle in the sky before using my powder, but whether my masking fluid is just too ancient or the watercolour paper too porous, some of the paper rubbed off with my mask after everything was dry. So I had to settle for an inlaid die cut circle instead. Otherwise, this turned out much as I hoped it would. Although you can't see in the photo, I brushed the bat with black Wink of Stella to give him some sparkle. I debated adding a sentiment, but decided to leave it for the inside. 
Feel like having some watery fun? Come and play along with my snarky sisters as well as this week's guest designer, Lauren

Supplies: black cardstock, Strathmore watercolour paper, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Crazy Cats & Crazy Things stamps & dies, MFT black licorice ink, Magenta Nuance cerulean blue watercolour powder, distress markers, Twinkling H2Os, MFT inside and out diagonal stitch & Spellbinders circle dies, Martha Stewart bat punch, Wink of Stella black glitter marker, pop-dot tape

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10 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Brilliant card, and I love how the moon looks so bright, Jo x

Lynne Mizera said...

WOW! I really, really love what you did with this card, and using three different watercolouring techniques - Brilliant! Wonderful creation Sistaah!

Barbara Godden said...

Wow just love love love this one, of course the cat is what makes the whole thing. Gorgeous background too.

Donna said...

Fabulous!!
Love the background and that crazy cat (and of course for me, the bat!!)

lauren bergold said...

soooooooooo amazingly beautiful and very cool multiple techniques on display as well!!! so happy to be "queen of snark" this fortnight! :)

Jane Willis said...

Fantastic, the sky is the star of the show for me, it looks so full of spooky swirling mists and then the bold, bright moon stands out in it - a perfectly haunting Halloween scene
Jane

Majo said...

Love me some TH cat :) Great job, Sistah ♥

Jen W. said...

Looks like kitty is ready to blast that bat out of the sky! Ha ha! Love the watercoloring especially the gorgeous sky!

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Very well done. I love it and I think there would be a way to add snark if you wanted.. either way great job.

Chris Dring said...

Water color perfection! LOVE the swirly inky night sky! I never would have known that moon was a inlaid die cut if you hadn't said it. Still packs quite the wow factor!