Friday, November 21, 2014

Stress or Distress?

Day 18 of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards  suggested stamping with watercolour ink pads and moving the colour around with a damp paintbrush.  I used a water brush after stamping this poinsettia and adding some ink by swiping the ink pad across the image.  Beccy did say it would take some practice and I totally agree.  It looked awfully washed out to me so I went back and added a bit more color with marker.  I'm not all that happy with the results.  And when the paper dried it got all wavy and doesn't want to lie flat.   But I tried and will submit it to Beccy's challenge. Maybe I'll go back and try to blend those lines just a bit. 


  1. I think you did a wonderful job Debi, and am glad you gave the technique a try. If you're unhappy with how well things are defined, try using a fine tip black marker to outline some of the areas you're unhappy with... then in becomes a pen and wash.
    Anyway, I really like the card you created, the poinsettia looks fabulous and I love the way you've matted the image multiple times. Good job!!

  2. I think sometimes we're our own worst critics! This looks beautiful to me - the poinsettia looks amazimg! And hey - did you see you're the latest comment winner over at Beccy's! I had a good chuckle over your comment! Congrats, my friend!

  3. I think this looks fabulous! Love your design too.

  4. I agree with Beccy - it looks great to me! Love the triple frame effect.


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