Friday, January 8, 2016

Papertrey Ink MIM#236 - A La Carte - Watercolour Smooshing

Happy New Year everyone! It has been a while - other obligations have taken precedence but it sure feels good to be back. I needed a new baby card and since this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink offered a plethora of techniques I thought I would play along. The challenge this week is to select one of the many wonderful techniques highlighted throughout 2015's Make It Monday challenges. I chose Betsy Veldman's Watercolour Smooshing, MIM #204.

This was a fun and easy card to complete. I varied Betsy's technique slightly based on the way Laura Bassen creates paper smooshing - you can check that out here. Using a piece of acetate I placed my ink on watercolour paper one colour at a time and allowed each colour to dry before adding the next, it is a little more deliberate than the way Betsy explains it in her video but it is basicly the same idea. I love how this simple one layer card turned out.

Stamps - Mini Blooms, Tiny Tags (PTI)
Dies - Tiny Tags (PTI), Bow (Lil Inkers)
Paper - Watercolour Paper 140lb (Strathmore), Pear CS (CTMH)
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, Clear EP, Sky, Pear (CTMH)
Other - bitty rhinestones, Coats metallic thread