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FOCUS ON BACKGROUNDS!

I'm happy to report there was no struggling this week and every card was pure creative enjoyment!  As I was trolling Pinterest for ideas (I had no clue what I was going to do at that point!), I saw a pin of a brushstroke stamp that was stamped across the card front in different ink colors.  Cool!  From there, I found some other ideas and this week's theme began to take shape in the form of creating backgrounds using different techniques.

Solid Image

For the first card, I couldn't find any brushstroke stamps (they're all in Florida), so I used a solid floral stamp instead, which I think worked great!  I used 5 Distress Ink Cube colors and inked the rubber and spritzed lightly with water.  Since I was working on regular cardstock, I didn't want to saturate the stamp too much.  After each stamping, I cleaned the stamp and moved onto the next color.  Once the ink was dry, I chose a favorite old stamp (Stampendous) for the focal image.  Even the sentiment was Stampendous!
The next card is a vertical variation of the first card.  Here I spritzed a little more water and you can see the watercolor blend better than the first card.  It was fun choosing a giant Alt&New stamp to cover the entire card front.  These cards remind me a little of the spotlight stamping technique!

Drippage

For the next card, I used my Spectrum Aqua Artist Markers and colored different colors along the top edge then spritzed over the colors and watched them drip and blend.  Such a cool technique!

Smoosh

Next up is the smoosh technique that is very familiar to many of us.  I grabbed Distress Oxides and covered a watercolor panel with the inks.  Once dry, I stamped the leaves to add interest to the background.  The flowers were also smooshed with Distress Oxides.  The diecut sentiment was cut 3 times to add thickness and weight to the word.

Swipe

The last card was swiped in a vertical downward direction using the inkpad directly onto the watercolor panel.  If you look closely, you can almost see stripes here and there.  After the stripes were done, I spritzed the panel to blend the inks.  Some smoosh was done to add blotchy areas.  I pulled another oldie  bird image and an all time favorite sentiment both from Stampendous.  This card is actually 5x7 because the bird image is quite large and I wanted him to be "looking" at the sentiment.

Have a pleasant week!

XOXO

LYN
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