Saturday, 25 April 2015

Stamping Contrasts - Copics vs Watercolour


So today is a doubly sad day - not only is it the final day of our stamping contrasts series, but it is also the final post from our fabby DT Member Lydia who is leaving us at the end of the month.  I know lots of you love Lydia's work and she will be back for regular visits we hope, but I'm sure you'll love our new DT member too - we're keeping her under wraps for now but she will be revealed next Friday when she steps into Lydia's shoes :-)

Anyhow - Lydia's swansong is a stunner - along with Kate she is showing how versatile the stunning Magnolias for Her set from Altenew can be.  Today's contrast is all about colour with the different looks you can get from Copics vs Watercolouring.




Lydia


For my card I used Altenew 'Magnolias For Her' and masking to create the flower cluster, I first stamped in a light grey ink and coloured my images in with Copic Markers, and added a little shading with pencils. Once I was happy I then stamped over the image again and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

For the sentiment I used 'congrats' from Winnie & Walter 'The Big, the Bold and You' and the rest of the sentiment was from Altenew 'Dodecagram'. 

Kate


For my card i have used watercolours and the spotlight technique. 

On my card base i stamped the flower image multiple times in black archival ink.  Then i die cut the circle using Lawn fawns stitched circles  and placed it on the  card and stamped over just matching up the images underneath.

I love the soft flowing look of watercolours and let the colour just run where the water was.  The circle spotlight section was popped up with foam squares.

To finish i added the sentiment from the same set and some clear sequins.

http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Magnolias-for-Her/p/39242291

Have we inspired you to join in the fun?
If you fancy having a go and challenging yourself to stamp a contrast along with us then link up your entry below - just pick a contrast from any we'll be demonstrating this week and make your own.   You could either make 2 cards to show the contrast or just choose one of ours and make the contrast to match it (so choose Lydia's copic coloured card and make a project coloured with watercolours like Kate did with whatever stamps - you don't have to replicate the project - just the contrast of using the the different colouring medium as your focus)   We'll leave the link open for a week after our final post on Saturday so you have time to see all the contrasts before picking one to join in with and then have a full week to play.   You never know, we might even find a prize for the best contrast ;-)



2 comments:

Keren Baker said...

These are both gorgeous! So lovely and different. So sad you're moving on Lydia- it's been lovely to be on the team with you and I love your style! x

Lucinde said...

Sad to see Lydia leaving... She's such a great designer!

And I was thinking... do we need to choose one of the contrasts? I was making cards for all of the contrast but now I realized there's only one link-up so we probably need to choose one?

Then it'll be hard to make a decision between all the contrast haha.