Friday, September 28, 2007

Blogger's Challenge 14 & a Tutorial....

This weeks' Blogger's Challenge called for us to use a Rainbow or Spectrum pad. I chose to make mine using the Cuttlebug Smoosh technique from the October/November issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I love the technique -- it is sinfully easy! Stamps & Beads: Club Scrap.

To take the rainbow theme even further, I dyed the flower to match. I used a flower from the "Pretties" kit fom Stampin' Up!, but you can use any white or neutral-colored flower with the same result.

Here is how I did it:
Supplies:
Rainbow Pad
Aquapainter with water (not shown)
Brayer
White or Neutral-Colored Silk Flower





Ink brayer with rainbow ink. Starting in the center of the flower, brayer the color on the flower by rolling the brayer back and forth. Continue until flower is colored as desired.






To add contrast and to fill in any white space left from brayering, use the Aquapainter to pick up some of the lightest color of ink. If preferred, smoosh some ink into the plastic lid or a sheet of acetate, and pick up the ink from that.






Paint the center of the flower petals with the ink using the waterbrush. Allow to dry before using on cardstock.




Make sure to check out the other Blogger's Challenge cards -- links to this uniquely talented group are in my sidebar.

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20 comments:

amycara said...

Great idea! I'd never think to use my spectrum pad with my Pretties flowers! TFS!!

Basement Stamper said...

Amazing what you can learn. I don't have the pretties set...yet, but what a great idea to do that and how stunning it turned out. Great job!

Lori said...

What a great way to color the Pretties flowers--thanks for showing us!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...awesome car and even more awesome tutorial! Thanks Pat for the wonderful inspiration!

Connie said...

Oh WOW!!! Love your card, Pat! I never thought to use my Spectrum pad on the flower either!

Connie

Ida said...

Oh "rats" I thought you were sharing the Cuttlebug smoosh technique. I know subscribe to the newsletter! - Great tutorial on the flower though & such a pretty card. Ida

Lisa Bohler said...

What a super idea, Pat! That's why you are the guru of techniques! Beautiful card, Pat!

maggie fellow said...

Liked the card very much and I like a spectrum pad on the flowers

Stefanie said...

Very pretty Pat! I love the way that flower looks. The spectrum pad gives it dimension instead of just coloring it a single color.

Tex said...

Great Balls of Fire! This is gorgeous! Oh yeah!!

~Tex

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Very cool!!! Endless possibilities!!

Cheryl said...

Love the way the colors picked up on the flower. Very pretty.

Lila H said...

I love the CB Smoosh technique - personally one of my favorite from this newsletter. Great tutorial for coloring the flower!!! and as always a wonderful sample!!! great work!

Karen said...

great card and tutorial Pat!! love the colors too!!

astampingteddy said...

Pat, I just love how you used the brayer and spectrum pad on the flower - too NEAT!

Anonymous said...

I love you blog. Great samples and ideas.

Belinda Johnson

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stamp and scrape said...

This card is beautiful - thanks for the tip on how to colour the flowers. Mine have always gone soggy and lost their definition when I've tried before.
Ros

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