This week, my sweet blog friend and incredibly talented card designer, Cornelia (Fun Stamping) is Guest Muse for the Muse Card Challenge! So, when I sat down to create my card, my intention was to use acrylic paints to achieve the effect much like Cornelia’s card:
I love how she used a cake decorating tool to create her design...So unique! Since most of my acrylic paints are dried out, and I don't have any cool kitchen tools, I tried using water colors on my first card, which turned into a complete mess! So, I switched to pigment inks, which I smudged on my second card. The third card got trashed when I tried to add splatters...in the end, it looked more like a dirty window on a NYC subway! I wasn’t going to give up, so this is my 4th and final attempt:
A few weeks ago, I finally broke down and bought a set of stamps that resemble paint strokes, and thought they would be perfect with Cornelia’s design. I stamped the colors in 'sort of’ a rainbow order, stamped the W & W sentiment, and added a little WOS clear glitter to the ‘hello’, just to give it some sparkle. I used Enamel Accents to create splatters with the end of a paint brush and a toothpick, and finally got the look I was going for!
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is always fun to play along, and since this week's theme is 'Anything Goes', I would also like to enter my card there.
So, that’s it for me ~ Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Positive Strokes
Ink: Ranger - Archival Jet Black; Mama Elephant - Bubblegum, Sunshine, Mint to Be, Ocean, Eggplant
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White
Misc: Inkessentials - Black Enamel Accents