So our 5th and 6th challenges for the WCMD event were Japan and Australia. For both of my creations, I used watercolor paper and distress inks. This first one was inspired by a kimono print that was all shades of pink, and the fabric had gold accents.
Watercolor is so unpredictable. I embossed with clear powder onto the white watercolor paper.
When I stamped the sentiment, I have to admit that I heard Rosie Perez in my head saying, "Muriel Lang . . . woman with a heart of gold." from the movie, "It Could Happen to You." And I heard it over, and over, and over . . .
For Australia, the inspirational photos were of Aboriginal Art with prints made up of dots. I decided to zoom in on the dots.
I used about five different blue distress ink colors to create this card, and I have to say I was super pleased with the result. I wasn't sure how this card would come out in the end. I embossed the background stamp with black Versafine ink and clear embossing powder. I then stamped images into all the circles with the different inks, and once done sprayed it down with some water accented with Perfect Pearls. It has a sheen!
Four more cards to go . . . stay tuned!
Supplies Used - Japan
Cardstock: Neenah and Strathmore Bristol Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Fancy Thanks and Bohemian Garden from Essentials by Ellen
Dies: Wild Garden Dies by Essentials by Ellen and Stitched Labels 1 from Pretty Pink Posh
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink, Versamark, Hero Arts, Ranger Gold and Clear Embossing Powder
Other: Gold Glitter Tape from American Crafts and Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
Supplies Used - Australia
Cardstock: The Stamps of Life and Strathmore Bristol Watercolor
Stamps: gum4backgrounds, bubblegum4me, moregum4me, chalksayings2stamp, morechalksayings2stamp, and stamps set from July 2015 card kit, all from the Stamps of Life
Dies: Banner Dies from The Stamps of Life
Ink: Versafine Black, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, Ranger Distress Inks
Ribbon: The Stamps of Life July 2015 Card Kit
Other: Gems from The Stamps of Life July 2015 Card Kit and Perfect Pearls