Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Shopping Our Stash has a NEW Challenge ~~ #216 Splish-Splash

Shopping Our Stash  has a dandy challenge this week, Splish Splash use a wet mediumwatercolor, acrylic paint, distress inks. I haven't dabbled in this area much and of course I had all my equipment for the technique I chose in a super cute basket and left it home I was not a happy cottager, to top it off when I looked for my glasses they must be home safe and sound on my desk. I only need them for very fine print and crafting. Darned good job I didn't have a lot to do this weekend. After all that whining here is my offering for the Splish Splash challenge.

I had three shades of blue distress ink pads and some water colour paper, since the craft mat was in the basket I used wax paper and smooshed the three colours on it spritzed with water and dragged the watercolour paper through it.  I stamped just the deck chair and grass with the darkest of the blues, it sort of looks like the fog is coming in off the lake, I coloured the grass with a green copic, then added the three hand drawn birds., 

Since the only baker's twine I have at the cottage is purple, I just made a reef knot out of some cotton yarn I have been making dish cloths out of.

Close up of the birds and the three faux brads I made, I punched 9 dots with the hand punch glued three to a stack and covered it with paper glaze. Not perfect but they do their job.

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Leslie Hanna said...

QUIT STEALING MY ACT with the hand-drawn birds!!! (I kid!) They really do add to the project.

And I was drawn to those faux brads. I thought they were the melty ones, but nope, just punched paper. So much less work!

Chris Dring said...

Not bad at all for forgetting your craft bag! This is so pretty. I want to be sitting there! Love the knotted yarn, and OMG! You MADE those dots! Soooo cool!

lauren bergold said...

ok, when i first saw this, i thought, AHA, barb found that basket of stuff afterall!!! but no... you just totally mcguyvered this one! well done, you! crafty & resourceful in a big big way! (& w/o your readers which.... THAT woulda scuppered me...) :0 oh and ps i thought those WERE bonafido brads!!!!!!!! those are so very cool!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Barbara
Gr Karin

Lindsey said...

I cannot believe you made this when you left the supplies you *needed* at home! It's an absolute beauty!!!

Donna said...

WOW those hand drawn birds AND more homemade dots?? Geeeeez lady! You are rockin!

Tracy said...

This is such a beautiful card.
I would love to be sitting in that chair beside the lake right now..soon though :)
So impressed, you card turned out lovely.

Carol L said...

You've created quite the dreamy scene here with this serene card! I love all the details, especially the yarn tied into the knot! Beautiful!