Friday, July 31, 2015

Watercolour Wings a la Monet for As You See It Challenges

I struggled a little with the direction in which to take this week's As You See It Challenge. I decided to use Watercolour Wings again and I was thinking of using the Boho Chic Embossing Folder as a stamp for the background (see below for the how-to). When I was finished, the whole thing reminded me of the style of Claude Monet, one of the French Impressionists. Of course, I'm not comparing myself to a famous painter. I can only wish that I had that talent, but the colours and the impressionist style with this technique remind me of those paintings.

Here are some famous paintings by Claude Monet:

 Here's the As You See It Challenge sketch:

And here is my design for As You See It Challenges this week:

  • With the Watercolour Wings Photopolymer Stamp set, the possibilities are endless, depending on which colours you choose. This time I went bright, using Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo. This is three step stamping, so for the first step, I stamped off the Daffodil Delight to make it lighter. The outside edge of the wings was full strength Daffodil Delight and then the inside details were stamped in Melon Mambo.  I even used the little butterfly stamp that I didn't even notice until today!
  • The butterfly is die cut with the coordinating framelit from the Bold Butterfly Framelits, and the little butterfly matches the Elegant Butterfly Punch.
  • The background is made using the Boho Chic Embossing Folder as a stamp. I sponged areas of Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo on the side of the folder that I wanted the image to look like. In this case, I wanted to have a larger area coloured so I used the debossed side. I spritzed it with water and inserted my Whisper White cardstock and closed the folder, just rubbing it with my fingers in the area of the colour. I removed the cardstock and used the Heat Tool to dry it.
  • The Silver Metallic Thread creates a great accent under the butterfly.  The sentiment is from Watercolour Wings as well and is die cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits.
I hope you have a great weekend! I'm excited because I'm going antiquing with my hubby. We're especially looking for some old oars for decor in our new beach cottage themed house, and maybe some old floats or buoys. We'll see what we can find! Back on Monday!

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