Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Simon Says........Anything Goes

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Welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


It's Anything Goes week once again, and the Design Team were treated to some Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers to play with!  AND they'll be providing a prize in addition to our regular prize this week - how generous is that?

I have 2 cards for you, colored with my new Aqua Markers, one very busy and the other very CAS.

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supplies: watercolor paper, Bazzill Candy Hearts cardstock, Floral and Essentials Aqua Markers, Hero Arts Tweed Background, embossed in white powder, Hero Arts Floral Blossoms, Simon's Sending die and sentiment from Sending & Wishing stamp set, Doodlebug Tangerine sprinkles

Starting with a piece of watercolor paper, I white heat embossed the Tweed Background, then chose a variety of yellows, pinks, and oranges from my Aqua Markers and randomly scribbled them on that stamped panel.  Next I spritzed the panel with water, which allowed the colors to blend and run together, and then I blotted the whole thing with a paper towel.  This brought the white embossing out again.  Next I colored 2 pinks and 2 greens directly onto my floral stamp, spritzed it lightly, then stamped it onto another piece of watercolor paper.  After it was dry, I cut it out carefully.  The Sending die was glued to the bottom right, and then the whole thing was popped up above the tweed background panel.  To finish, I added the tiny sentiment below, stamped and white embossed on cotton candy cardstock and some tangerine sprinkles.  

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supplies: white and green cardstock, watercolor paper, Aqua Markers Floral set, Penny Black Dancing Daffodils, Winnie & Walter Big, Bold Seasons

Again, I used a markers to color directly onto the stamp, then spritzed the stamp with water and stamped on watercolor paper.  After it was dry, I stamped my sentiment.

Now it's your turn!  We have a $50.00 gift voucher to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for one lucky random winner of our challenge!

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And Spectrum Noir has offered an Aqua Markers set of the winner's choice to one lucky random winner!!

Do you use Instagram?  If you do, we'd love you to add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there, too!

22 comments:

  1. These are very pretty, Lin!

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  2. Love your cards Lin - the direct to stamp technique is perfect for these markers.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  3. Lin you have done it again! You always make such elegant & pretty cards, I love these :)
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  4. ooooh!!! i love how the aqua markers look when used to stamp with!!! awesome cards lin :)

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  5. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) both are so pretty but I especially love daffodils, my fave flowers, they always remind me of my Mum, they are her fave flowers too :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  6. Gorgeous cards Lin! I agree with Mandy! So elegant and pretty!!

    hugs...

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  7. Super gorgeous, Lin! Love how you colored the flowers on your first card! And the layering and design are fabulous on the 2nd!! Hope you are having a super fantastic day!

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  8. Another GORGEOUS duo of cards, Lin! I love the floral theme! MUST. THINK. SPRING! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  9. Both gorgeous cards Lin, I love the pretty colour and flowers on the first and the 'loose' colouring of the daffodils are beautiful!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  10. those markers look so cool! great cards! It was fun being part of the design team with you this month! Thanks for having me!

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  11. So, SO beautiful, Lin! I love how you colored the flowers, especially on the first card! And seriously, the way you use that "sending" die is amazing!

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  12. Beautiful cards Lin, the first is exceptional!!

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  13. You've done an amazing job with your Aqua Markers, Lin! Your flowers on both cards are really beautiful, and I love seeing the 'Spring' die cut sentiment...so eye-catching!

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  14. as usual your floral cards are simply gorgeous. Love your CAS spring card.

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  15. Love both of your fabulous cards but the busy one is my favourite.
    luv
    Debby

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  16. LOVE THE WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUE ON YOUR CARDS - AND WOULD LOVE TO WIN AND PLAY WITH THE SPECTRUM NOIR AQUA MARKERS!
    LAURA HOLT
    [GOOGLE WILL LIST ME AS "UNKNOWN"]

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  17. Ooooo! The layers in the first one are absolutely fantastic. Your cards always have such a tailored elegance about them. Gorgeousness!

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  18. Two beautiful cards, gorgeous colouring & stamping :)

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  19. Love both of these beauties, Lin!

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  20. Gorgeous flower cards, Lin! Love the design of the daffodil card - so fresh and the tweed bg looks amazing with your roses!!

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  21. Your cards are beautiful - I especially love the daffodils and the hope of Spring coming soon!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!