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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Water Mills for Colleen

I put private classes on in my home and once and a while someone will bring me a stamp and ask me to do a class based on the stamp.   This is one of those occasions to show different things you can do with one stamp.  I think this was called Water Mill by Stampin' Up!, but it had no name on it.  This card  was done by stamping with Stazon on Kraft card stock and bleaching out parts of the image with bleach in a water pen and colouring it with  a Fantastix Coloring Tool and a sponge. I love fancy folds and this is my favourite fold.  You can find the directions here.

This is my least favourite card because the white frame is to stark.  I should have made that layer cream coloured.  This was stamped on a wood sheet and coloured with a blender pen. The path was done with a sponge. I used Kittie's tutorial on framing with Spellbinders and you can find it here.

This one was done by stamping the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and pencilling in the shading of the image and doodling away to my hearts content.  I was inspiring by a technique challenge on Splitcoast Stampers called Pencil Me In. I like this technique as it will look so different every time.  I sprayed it with a thin coat of Clear Acrylic Sealer to prevent smudging. you can't see it in the photo but there is a smidge of glitter on the rushing water.

This one was done by stamping in Memento Danube Blue and cutting the same size of Score Sheet Over top and burnishing in some Glitter Ritz Transparent Ultra Fine Glitter and burnishing it in.  Such a quick and easy technique!  Photos never seem to capture the beauty of this technique!

Thanks for stopping by  and have a most fabulous day!



  1. they all look beautiful ellen but my favorite is the one on top.
    great coloring and use off colors.

    greetings karin

  2. Hi Ellen ! Three beautiful cards with awesome colouring. My favorite is the 2nd one. The white makes the image pop. Love the embellishments ! Have a great day !

  3. Me again... just realized that you have four cards ! You have been busy ! The fourth card is very special as well.. love the glitter and the scallops die cuts ! Wonderful to show how many creations you can make with one stamp.

  4. Wow! You really did a variety of cards with this stamp. I love them all. The center step card is such a beauty and the penciled one is awesome. I haven't tried that yet but plan on getting to it. I love, love the blue one. The clouds on the first two are beautiful done. Well, how could I ever choose my favorite...CAN'T. LOL

  5. These are absolutely beautiful!!


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