Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop! There are ten of us stampers who love to share what we create every other week. All you have to do to follow along is to click on the link at the bottom of each post.
I have been admiring so many of the beautiful cards that feature a watercolor washed background out in blog land lately. It is such an easy technique and can work with so many stamps, so I decided to make another card using this technique.
I started by pulling out my Remarkable You stamp set and some watercolor card stock. After brushing the watercolor paper with some water to get it a little wet, I dipped my wet paintbrush in some Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, and Old Olive inks and brushed them over the paper where I planned to place my stamped image. After the card stock had completely dried, I embossed the stamped image with white embossing powder.
I then added some black ink splatters and using my fine tip glue pen, added some tiny dots of Gold Stampin’ Glitter. I also added some gold sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim and some Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive sequins from the Brights Sequin Assortment.
I’ve also been hooked on using touches of black on my cards, so I added the sentiment from the Greetings Thinlits Dies and some peeks of the black striped Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum.
I made this card for a display board sample at the Dallas On Stage Stampin’ Up! event yesterday, which was so much fun. They gave us copies of the upcoming (releases in January) Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration brochure, and I am so excited! There are so many fabulous products in them. I know I need to focus on finishing up Thanksgiving and Christmas stamping first, but my mind is already thinking about how I want to use some of these new products.
Another fun thing about the On Stage event yesterday — they announced the new Artisan Design team, and I’m pretty sure my name was on the list. I say “pretty sure” because to tell you the truth, I’m still pinching myself in disbelief, and the whole experience of the announcement yesterday is pretty much a blur. I was given a beautiful box (with a couple of cool gifts in it) but unfortunately, I can’t show it quite yet because it has some new product on it from the upcoming Occasions catalog and we’ve been asked (told) not to show any sneak peeks.
I am really looking forward to this next year, and I’m so grateful for this Monday Montage team. We have all entered this contest in the past, and some of my teammates are past winners and some will be future winners. They are so supportive and inspire me all of the time to try new things and grow. I love them!
You’re ready to hop on over to the incredible Breelin Renwick’s blog for a huge dose of creativity. If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can hop over to Wendy Weixler’s blog to see her amazing work. Either way, be sure to work your way through all ten blogs.
Enjoy your Monday! Thanks for stopping by!
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13 thoughts on “Remarkable You with a Watercolor Wash — Monday Montage #56”
Congratulations, Amy! You’re so deserving of the Artisan award! I am looking forward to seeing all you create in the coming year!
Congrats, my friend!! I’m so excited for you! You definitely deserve this honor! And I love the card too. 🙂
Beautiful card Amy!!! And your spot on the team is so well deserved! I cried happy tears for you when they called your name…I’m so happy for you!!! XOXO
I was so excited when they announced your name (yes, I teared up a little)! You deserve it! I’m really glad I got to meet you yesterday! I look forward to seeing your ADT creations this next year.
Beautiful card! Love the wash of bright colors! And congrats again on being an Artisan! You will be wonderful addition to the team! I am so excited for you!
Congrats! I love your work. Very deserving!
No one deserves the recognition more. I called it before they said it! So proud of you friend!
Beautiful card, beautiful person.
Congratulations, Amy! You have such great style & originality – well deserved!
Beautiful card, I love all the little details you added. As everyone said, you will make a wonderful addition to the team. Your work inspires so many of us! Again, congratulations!!!
This is an Artisan cad if I have ever seen one….oh wait, I think all of your work is Artisan work and I’m glad SU agrees with me!! Congratulations on this well earned award. You are amazing!!
Congratulations on the Artisan Award – well deserved!
Amy, everything you do is such a step above, it’s no surprise you were chosen for the new Artisan design team. Congratulations!!
Such beautiful colors – LOVE the contrast with the black and white.