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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Go for Greece Training Group Blog Hop - July 2018

Go for Greece Training Group Blog Hop - June 2018

Thanks for joining us today for the July 2018 edition of the Go for Greece Training Group Blog Hop! You are visiting Angie McKenzie in the USA. This group consists of numerous Stampin' Up!® demonstrators from around the globe working together to mentor each other to achieve goals that are indescribable! If you are a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator striving to earn the incredible incentive trips and are not a part of this group, I highly recommend that you contact Kylie Bertucci for details on how to sign up. 

Today I am going to share with you a card that I created for the card challenge group I created while being a part of this wonderful training group!  We would love for you to join us if you haven't already!

If you have visited my blog previously, you know that I love to watercolor with the Stampin' Up!® inks.  

To create this watercolor wash, I stamped and off stamped the leaves onto Canva watercolor paper in Granny Apple Green.  And then I used a medium Aqua Painter to watercolor the leaves and then squeezed a bit more water to get the green to bleed and then I began the wash.  I applied an acrylic block to the Gray Granite ink pad.  And with the same Aqua Painter, after having squeezed it clean, I diluted the ink to the desired shade and blended it a tad with the green wash.  While the watercolor paper was still wet, I over stamped a few of the leaves in Garden Green and replied the Aqua Painter until I achieved the desired effect.  As a final touch, I tapped the Aqua Painter across the edge of the acrylic block several times randomly across the paper.

While the leaves were drying, I lightly pressed Vellum cardstock directly to the Pineapple Punch ink pad across the length of the sheet.  I also reapplied the pad to the opposite side once and using the Aqua Painter, I watercolored the remaining portion of the vellum.  Please note that this was the first time that I have used this ink pad, so the ink appeared to need a long time to dry...  

After allowing the vellum to dry for two hours, I flipped it over and stamped the daisy petals from Daisy Delight in Daffodil Delight four times across both lengths of the page.  I absolutely loved the watercolored vellum; however, it did not love the Daisy Punch.  The Daisy Punch worked perfectly with the smoother flat inked vellum.  Definitely a lesson learned for me - watercolored vellum gets wavy as it dries!

Next I cut and folded the petals to the desired shapes.  The bases of the petals were adhered to the watercolor paper with liquid adhesive glue allowing the petals to be free and loose.  I shaped the base of the daisy by stamping and off stamping the leaf in Garden Green onto some scrap watercolor paper.  I fussy cut the leaves and then decided to trim them down to create the base and the stem.

The sentiment was stamped after the card was fully assembled as an afterthought as I felt it needed some balance.  Definitely the perfect sentiment, don't you think?!  

This training group has helped me make my dreams come true!  I cannot wait to see what other goals I will be able to accomplish thanks to the knowledge and support I have obtained from this incredible group of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators.  

I hope you have been inspired by today's project on my blog today.  You are currently visiting Angie McKenzie.  Please see the list below and hop around all of the people on the list to see all our projects.  You sure don't want to miss any!  

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Stamps:  Daisy Delight, Follow Your Dreams
Inks:  Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Pineapple Punch, Daffodil Delight and Gray Granite
Papers:  Granny Apple Green, Pineapple Punch and Vellum cardstocks; Canva watercolor paper
Other:  Stampin' Trimmer; Paper Snips; Aqua Painter; Acrylic Blocks; Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Daisy Punch
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  1. This is such a gorgeous card, Angie! I love all the detail and texture - beautiful!

  2. Beautiful card Angie and thanks so much for explaining the process. Thanks for the inspiration

    1. Thanks, Libby! So glad you received some inspiration from my project! xx

  3. Angie, I love how you have re-created the photo in a card. The vellum daisies are lovely, but the watercolour background is superb! xx

  4. This is a beautiful work of art, Angie. The watercolour background is gorgeous.

  5. Wow! Watercoloring and vellum! 2 of my very favorites. A terrific card, Angie!

  6. Great recreation of the daisies and background FANTASTIC bit of work

  7. Brilliant card Angie! So cleaver how you have created the flowers!!! Love it all. I love watercoloring with the SU inks too.

    1. Thanks, Tania! As I keep telling you... we're so much alike! xx

  8. Such a great vibrant card Angie 😊


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