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Online Card Class Day 4

The focus was watercoloring. I embossed the Hero Arts trees in silver and did the watercolors with Distress Stains. I have no watercolors, but this substitution works beautifully. The background was faint enough that the trees did not show well. So, I rubbed Distress inks to create a more vivid effect. Next, I applied dots of Stickles. Stickles interact with the distress inks which adds more depth. I finished with a Simon Says Merry Christmas die.
(DH says this one looks ‘so good’ that it doesn’t look homemade. I am trying not to be offended!)
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Freshly Made Sketches #147

Today, I am trying out a new challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.

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I used papers from Studio Calico’s Wanderlust.  The sentiment is from Shoot for the Stars by Simon Says.  I embellished with Studio Calico silver star sequins,  a spray of silver  IZink by Clearsnap, a found rhinestone and some silver twine.  I am happy with this one because of the monochromatic effect with an outer space feel.

The stamp is from Simon Says Stamps You Are Amazing, and this plays into the Wednesday challenge over at their blog this week. Check it out the submissions for the Glitter Challenge.