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Sunday, 5 October 2014

WCC10 -- Product Challenge: Blendabilities

Welcome to our 10th Watercooler Challenge.  It's exciting to have been doing this for about 5 months now.  This challenge is going to be all about Blendabilities.  That's the product which is the "star" of our new show.

I love using my Blendabilities.  There are so many ways they can be used.  The usual colouring is just one of the great things you can do with them.  I discovered a technique that really appealed to me when I was visiting the Splitcoaststampers site.  Audrie Magno-Gordon posted a tutorial for Alcohol Marker Marbling and, of course, I had to try it.  I enjoyed it so much that I posted my own experiment using several different papers.  For the card in this challenge, I've used some Glossy White cardstock because that's the paper Audrie uses in her tutorial.

It's gorgeous out these days with the leaves all turning colour on the trees.  That's what inspired me to use the colours in my leaves.  I combined the following Blendabilities:  medium Daffodil Delight, medium Pumpkin Pie, medium Cherry Cobbler and light Crumb Cake.  I love the way the colours ran together and blended when I sprayed them with my Stampin' Spritzer and Isopropyl Alcohol.


I had been thinking of falling leaves and, with those little leaf dies from the Fun Fall Framelits, it was possible to fit my idea onto a card.  First I took a piece of Mossy Meadow and ran it through the Big Shot using my Woodgrain embossing folder.  Then I proceeded to cut leaves out of the left side of the piece and across the bottom.  That allowed me to put a piece of the marbled glossy paper behind the cut outs and then mount the Mossy Meadow onto my base of Hello Honey cardstock.  I cut two leaves from the marbled glossy paper and put them aside.

Next I cut a piece of Hello Honey using one of my Apothecary Accents framelits and then stamped it using my Hardwood stamp and Hello Honey ink.  When that was dry I stamped the sentiment from the For All Things stamp set close to the bottom of it, leaving sufficient room to mount the acorn from the Truly Grateful stamp set that I had already stamped, coloured and painted (the lower portion) using Crystal Effects.  Those two leaves I cut from the marbled glossy paper?  They were mounted on Dimensionals beside the sentiment.  If you look carefully you can see the ones that are raised and the ones that are "undermounted".


That's my sample of what you can do with Blendabilities.  You'll see a lot of other techniques in the samples from the other Watercooler Artists.  I'm sure you'll agree that they're far more versatile than you might thing at first glance.

I hope you'll give the challenge a try and link up your own project at the Watercooler Challenge using Blendabilities.  Let us know how you enjoyed the challenge.  We all love reading your comments.

I'm also entering this card in the Addicted to Stamps and More photo challenge:
For more cards in this photo challenge, check out Addicted to Stamps and More.

12 comments:

  1. Such lovely leaves, cascading down the front of your card; the acorn-sporting tag is a wonderful special touch. Thank you for sharing your photo-inspired gem at ATSM!
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    1. Thanks so much, Carol. I appreciate your comments. Your challenge left so many interpretations possible.

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  2. wow, heidi, thank you for sharing a new technique. It looks wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Ter. It's a fun technique and should help us sell some of those spritzers as well as Blendabilities (I hope).

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  3. Great idea, Heidi, and the marbling looks really nice on the glossy white.

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    1. Thanks, Buffy. I tried the marbling on three types of paper and love the varied results.

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  4. Love your watercolour leaves and distressed panel, such a lovely autumn card! So glad you joined us at ATSM!

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    1. Thank you very much, Sue. I wish the leaves on the trees would retain their glorious colours for a while longer than they do.

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  5. Great technique! Love these beautiful leaves. Thank you for sharing at ATSM!

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    1. Thanks a lot Wei. That marbling effect really worked well for the leaves.

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  6. Love the way u created the leaves, fabulous autumn colors. Thank you sharing with ATSM!

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    1. Thank you so much, Deepti. I really enjoyed your challenge.

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