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Cherry Blossom Woman in Oil Pastels

Hi everyone!  It’s Holly posting today, and I’m sharing this card I made using this sweet Asian woman under a cherry blossom tree.  This image is watercolored with water soluble oil pastels.  That sounds like a strange contradiction, doesn’t it?

This woman under the cherry blossom tree collage is from the A411 Asian Influence Sumi-e Paintings stamp sheet.  I stamped this with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto white cardstock and let it dry completely.  Then I scribbled a little bit of color from the oil pastels onto some of the larger areas and used a wet paintbrush to move the color around.  For the smaller areas like the little ball, I touched the wet paintbrush to the end of the oil pastel stick and picked up some color from there.  This was a fun experiment to see what it was like to watercolor with oil pastels.

The background is something I made while I was at a retreat last month.  I was introduced to oil pastels while making this, and I fell in love.  We dabbed some white gesso through a stencil onto some watercolor paper and let it dry.  Then we scribbled the oil pastels all over the piece and used baby wipes to blend the colors together.  Isn’t that a fabulous background?  Now you see why I fell in love!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my oil pastels experiment today.  Have a wonderful week!

 

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Grape celebration

For today’s card I have been playing with the Asian Woman Picking Grapes stamp. For the background  I used a technique called Shaped Stencil Technique by the Technique Junkies. You find the tutorial HERE.

The card is started with making the stencil shaped background, before adding the stamp. For that I used my misti, so to be sure that the stamped image would come out right. Then I colored the Asian Woman with pencil and added a sentiment that is cut out with a thinlit. I cut it out twice: one black and one in the color of the base of the card. Thanks for looking, hope you like it. Have a creative day!

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Panda Thank You

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Hello Stampers! Hetty here with a thank you card. As we do not celebrate Thanksgiving in The Netherlands, I wanted to make something related to this. I see all these post by people telling every day what they are thankful for. Well, I am thankful for being on this design team and able tho use Annette’s wonderful stamps. So thank you Annette for having me! I love using your wonderful stamps. As a panda is always eating lots of bamboo, I thought this was as close to Thanksgiving as I could get.

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For my card, I colored the background with distress ink and on top I used a stencil. I have more detailed pictures on my Craftchaos Blog for you. After I finished the background the Walking Panda stamp was stamped once on the background and twice on another piece of white cardstock. So I cut the panda’s and used foam tape to add this to the panda that was already stamped on the background. The Thank You stamp was stamped on a piece of white cardstock and decorated with the same bamboo stencil. For decoration I added 2 bling gemstones.

Thank you for looking and wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

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