Saturday 25 January 2014

What colour is YOUR umbrella? Dynamic Duos #87

 More multi-media messing with water-colour paper this week! 

Here's the colour challenge from The Dynamic Duos:
Delicious, huh?
I HAD to go with the umbrella option, and what better way than to feature a wet and cloudy sky?
I saw a tutorial by Laurel Beard, where she stamped with water onto Distress inks.
I don't have any Distress inks (markers, yes) so decided to experiment with my CTMH re-inkers, applied with a blending tool onto water-colour paper. 
I used some cute cloud images from this CMTH stamp set,
 spritzing with water before stamping. The inks didn't blend all that much, but the stamps turned a kind of pretty pink!  I added some Smooch spritz in grey, for added splotch and shine.
I love the current trend of angled panels, and used a variation of this sketch for the card:
 The umbrella is a stamp-n-die from The Stamps of Life.
A few little grey pearls, and done!
Time to check out the creations by the rest of the Dynamic Duos team:

Hope you'll play along with us this week!

Happy crafting,

Paper: Black cardstock, Wausau Papers; White Daisy, CTMH; water-colour paper, Ranger 
Inks: Grey Wool & Grey Flannel re-inkers, Black and Hollyhock ink-pads from CTMH
Blending tool: Tim Holtz for Ranger
Smooch Spritz in grey
Stamp set: umbrellas4us and umbrella die from The Stamps of Life
Grey pearls: CTMH


  1. So cute. Love the umbrella. Interesting technique you did with the reinkers, I think it looks great.

  2. Caroline, I watched both tutorials, and I will have to give them a try. Sounds fun! I love your cloudy sky and the angel of the card with the umbrella on the point. Very nicely done!

  3. I agree with the others- love your cloudy sky technique!! The colors and sketch work so well with your card- just fabulous!

  4. Caroline, this is amazing! I love your sweet whispy clouds and what an adorable umbrella and your little touches of grey pearls.

  5. Oh, Caroline...your creativity muses me! Love how you made the background- the embellies are so fun and are a perfect accent! Your umbrella is so cute!

  6. Very pretty...I really like the sentment that you put on this card!

  7. Beautiful card, Caroline! I love the watercoloured background. Those are great stamps and I love how you used them!

  8. Gorgeous, love the sky you made! Great umberella and lovely colors. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

  9. Oh this is so pretty! I love that you used what you had on hand to create this beauty! I am so tickled that you watched my video and thought to do this! It looks GORGEOUS! XOXO - Laurel


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