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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Shery Does Stamping with Watersoluble Oil Pastels

Hi, STAMPlorations friends! So I haven't done too many spotlight projects lately because my little girl (who'll be 4 months on December 29!) has been keeping me pretty busy :o) Last night, however, while she was asleep, I was able to sneak in a few minutes of crafting.

For months I have been wanting to play with supplies I bought before I gave birth. For this spotlight project, I finally got to play with my set of Cretacolor Aqua Stic watersoluble oil pastels. There are so many techniques I've been wanting to try with these babies but knowing I only had a short time to get this project done, I went with the simplest: using the Aqua Stics for stamping and watercoloring. Here's my card:

I rubbed the Aqua Stic onto the Large Narcissus stamp.

With a waterbrush, I wet the area where I am going to stamp.

Aqua Stics are highly pigmented so even just a little water will produce a vivid imprint. I pulled some of the yellow with the waterbrush after stamping.

I inked up the narcissus again and stamped over.

I then watercolored the narcissus, as well as the background.

You know what's coming favorite way to create dimension and texture in my one layer cards :o) I masked the narcissus and then stamped the postmark, script, numbers, and grunge border stamps from Mixed Media Elements.

I finished the card by stamping the sentiment from Noteworthy.

Hope you enjoyed my simple project. See you next year! We have some exciting changes coming to the Spotlight Project posts :o)

Until then, I wish you a very merry Christmas!


Products Shery used in today's project:

  SheryRuss_MixedMediaElements    Noteworthy-preview

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  1. I love how you have created this stunning card.

  2. Wow!!! Amazing card. Thanks for the steps how to create it, Shery :)

  3. Beautiful card..loved the textured background, Shery! :)
    Suchi xx

  4. Shery this is stunning - love all the colours you have in there without it looking cluttered or messy. Your background is gorgeous.
    Christmas Blessings

  5. I really like your favo technique!! Love to play with water and ink or pencils or Neocolor II or some cheap ones from the toyshop or waterpaint....
    Here you made again a beautiful card with this technique!
    Enjoy your day!

  6. Love these vibrant colors - beautiful! Love the grunge BG very much!

  7. Love these vibrant colors. You make it look so easy!

  8. I love your bright yellow colors and all the steps to making your beautiful card. Sure brightened my day on this dark and rainy day. But Santa comes late tonight to surprise us in the morning. Tomorrow is a day spent with family. So fun!

    Merry Christmas Shery to you, David and sweet Katherine. We loved your family photo :-) Happy Creative New Year. Can't wait for another year with you and your talented DTs :-) Hugs, Nancy

  9. Oh wow Shery - soooooo nice to see something besides Christmas!! Of course I will soon be missing all the Christmas bling!!! Your card is sooooo lovely and fun and bright....wouldn't it be fun to receive!! Love the background. Thanks bunches for the great step by step too. j.

  10. Oh wow Shery - soooooo nice to see something besides Christmas!! Of course I will soon be missing all the Christmas bling!!! Your card is sooooo lovely and fun and bright....wouldn't it be fun to receive!! Love the background. Thanks bunches for the great step by step too. j.

  11. Lovely Shery! Enjoy the holidays with your little one! Helene

  12. This is so pretty, your one layer cards always inspire me so, Shery!

  13. Beautifully done! Love the colors on this! Off to read about the aqua stics...

  14. Simply fabulous! Your work continues to awe me! Congrats ono the success of Stamplorations! We do miss you, though!
    613 Avenue Create!

  15. simply gorgeous. LOVE the bright yellow flower!!


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