Hello everyone! It's Creative Challenge tim for the MFT Design Team - and this month's challenge was watercolor - like I needed an excuse to sit down and play with watercoloring! *wink*
Make sure to check out MFT's blog post HERE for links to all the other DT member's blog posts to see what they've come up with for this challenge!
My first card has a video to show how I created the background:
I used MFT's new Centerpieces Spooky Window-Die-namics to create this fun shaker card with a watercolor background.
I used Orange Fizz, Grape Jelly and Sour Apple Dye inks to create the watercolor background - I show how in the video.
I finished off the inside using the web from the Trick or Treat stamp set with the same ink colors, and a sentiment from the Spooky Sentiments stamp set.
To see how I made this card check out the video below:
Now for card #2:
I had actually filmed a video for this one as well to be included with the first one - but when I went to edit it I noticed ALL the footage was out of focus. Boo to that :P.
What I did differently with this watercolor background was press 3 different dye ink pads (Grape Jelly, Steel Grey and Blu Raspbery) onto a large acrylic block, sprayed the block with water a few times then pressed it onto a piece of watercolor paper. When you "moosh" the block onto the watercolor paper the inks start to blend into each other and soak into the paper.
To create the black "frame" for the window I just die cut the Centerpieces Spooky Window from Black Licorice card stock, trimmed down the edges and snipped the web from the inside with scissors. SUPER easy.
The die cut "boo" is from the Trick or Treat Die-namics set.
I finished the inside with a bunch of stamped webs in Grout Grey ink, adding a few black die cut spiders. The sentiment was inked up with the same colors used on the front - I just tapped the ink pads onto the sentiment starting with the lightest color, then pressed it onto the cardstock and it was done!