Friday, March 15, 2013


Tiffany's challenge for this week's Mix-Ability challenge is to water down a coloring medium and splatter it! This was a lot of fun, and messy too! I ended up with spots all over the desk, up my arm, and I think I felt something in my hair too...! Here's my card...

My background and the cross were done using Shinhan Premium Watercolors (Marine Blue, Peacock Blue, and Crimson Lake). I used some of my stamps from Our Daily Bread designs - Grunge Cross Single (coordinating die HERE) and a verse from the Cross of Christ set.

I watered down and splattered paint from the upper left corner, then squooshed some Versamark ink through a Crafter's Workshop stencil and embossed that image with white embossing powder. Afterwards, I sponged some chalk ink over the embossing, and stamped the text stamp several times.

I love this text stamp, and this stanza of the hymn "Beneath the Cross of Jesus":

I take, O cross, thy shadow for my abiding place;
I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of His face;
Content to let the world go by, to know no gain or loss,
My sinful self my only shame, my glory all the cross.

To color the cross image, I actually watercolored right on the stamp, letting the colors blend, and spritzed with water before stamping to watercolor paper. I held the stamp to the paper for about 10 seconds before lifting it up, so the colors had a chance to bleed and soak in a little.

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  1. that was totally worth the mess! I love the colors!

  2. Beautiful! Love the softness of the colours in the background and the richness of the cross!
    Andrea :)

  3. OH WOW!This is Beautiful,Love your sentiment...

  4. UNBELIEVABLE!! And as a Lutheran, love the purple for this time of year!! Amazing!

  5. Brilliant and beautiful as always dear Dina, thanks for inspiring me and hope your having a great weekend..