Tuesday, August 5, 2014

SOS #163: Splish Splash

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week's theme is Splish Splash, and we'd like you to use wet media. That is: spray inks, watercolors, acrylic paint, India ink, water soluble crayons, etc.-- in any way at all, either as a background or with stamps as a focal point.

I chose to use inks to make a color wash, and I made this:

It's very, very subtle, but it's there. I first masked off the edges of a piece of water color paper. I then  squished Hero Arts pastel inks in blue, green and yellow onto a craft mat, then used a water brush to pick up the colors and paint a diagonal background. I almost couldn't see it until I peeled off the tape to reveal the still-white part of the paper.

I trimmed it down, matted it on black, and stamped a bold, black greeting from Winnie & Walter. Then I put that whole thing onto a Hero Arts Eggshell card base, off-center on purpose.

So, got some wet stuff languishing in your craft room? Get it out and come play over at SOS this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: misc black card stock, and the following:


  1. I'm absolutely sure the off-center placement of this gorgeous main panel was done on purpose! Love the soft look of this!

  2. Very pretty. I like the pastel colors.

  3. Fab background! Love the soft and subtle colours! I always set things off centre, but it's hardly ever on purpose LOL

  4. I love the contrast of the pale blue watercolor background and the black mat! Very classy!

  5. i looooOOoOoOOve that it's very VERY subtle! that's the best part! altho, really, there is no NON-best part, b/c this is just magnificent!!! <3

  6. That's just stunning! I can't believe how very soft you got it to come out!!


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