Hello everyone! CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration and Scrap365 have another collaborative case file, lasting the whole month. If you have never checked out Scrap365, I hope you will do so, since it is a fabulous magazine.
I started out with a watercolour background, working on watercolour paper. After mixing up two shades of blue, I painted the paper with clean water and then added the watery paint, letting it run down the paper. Pick up the paint that pools at the bottom with a paint brush. Leave to dry.
I decided to emboss some vellum for a subtle background element.
The images were stamped with Archival Inks on Neenah cardstock. Leave a little bit of space around the images. When you use stamp/die combos, the Sizzix Magnetic Platform is very helpful, since it keeps the dies where they are supposed to be and you don't need to use any temporary adhesive. Run it through your Big Shot or Vagabond.
I really like the tabbed file card in the Gypsy Files set and die cut a whole bunch for my journaling, using the accompanying stamps for the labels. Love the distressed line stamps that comes with the set.
I stamped the background with the line stamps, and with Hero Arts circle stamps. The die cut stamped images were layered in clusters, using foam tape for some of them.
Thank you for looking! I hope you will join us in this special case file, deadline is 28 February, so there is plenty of time.
Surfaces: Daler & Rowney Watercolour Paper; Neenah Smooth Solar White; vellum
Dies: Sizzix: Borders Thinlits
Stamp/Die combos: Sizzix/7Gypsies Gypsy Files; Sizzix/Echo Park All About a Boy
Embossing folders: Iron Gate & Starry Sky, Blueprint & Gears, Airmail & Compass
Stamps: Hero Arts: My Favorite AC030, Travel AC031
Ink: Archival Ink: French Ultramarine, Cornflower Blue, Potting Soil
Paint: Daler & Rowney watercolour paint