Saturday, June 9, 2012

Less is More Challenge::Week 71

The sponsor for the "Less is More" challenge this week is Stampotique.  The challenge is to use a flourish.  Now if you are familiar with Stampotique stamps they really don't make you think of flourishes.  But, on the other hand, they do have some lovely phrases that are flourish worthy.  I chose their "BEAUTY" stamp and partnered it with a very nice flourish from Stampers Anonymous.
First I used tissue tape to mask off an area in the center of the card measuring 2 1/2" by 2".  (I did recycle that tape into my art journal.)  I gently colored the area with Broken China and Wild Honey colored Distress Inks made by Ranger.  I stamped the Stampotique phrase in the center using Ranger's Black Archival ink and allowed it to dry.  I stamped the flourish with Black Archival ink also and then sprinkled clear embossing powder on the flourish and heat set it.  Then I put a few drops of water on my fingers and dripped several onto the distress inks which are activated by water.  This blended the inks a little and left some tiny circles after I blotted the water off with a paper towel.

7 comments:

  1. Splendid!stunning peice of masking.EE

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  2. What a lovely inking effect you have achieved on this one, aren't Distress inks great!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. This looks great Renee
    So good to see you Stampotique girls again

    Thanks very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  4. Beautiful masking and stamping on your card Renee

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  5. Gorgeous less here!!! The sentiment in the middle along with the flourish to really make it stand out is all you need!!! Beautiful!

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  6. Just gorgeous! love the effects of the distress ink:)

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