It's time for Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #107: Make Your Mark, where you're invited to make 'your' mark with pens, pencils, paints or chalks, or, as we saw in the previous challenge, even sewing.
I was in a bit of a dither trying to figure out what 'mark' to make, and finally narrowed down to two things I *had* to use: my new Tim Holtz Stripes Stencil and...butterflies, specifically my Clearly Besotted ones. I decided I'd give water-colouring with my distress inks one more chance. Just one. So, off I went, scoping out ways to use the TH stencil, eventually arriving at this post on his site and aiming to achieve the look found on the bottom right.
It seemed "me" do-able when I read through the tutorial...but the end result: haahahahahahaha! I'm pa-thet-ic with water-colours (actually, maybe I need water-colour paints, not just distress inks, and a craft mat. And a tutor. On the list). Anyway, I found a section of *ahem* lines (loosely defined. Very loosely) that I liked from my various trial runs, water-coloured two butterflies then die cut and placed them on a card, following the sketch from FUSION #31
My "Make Your Mark" card...
My stencil 'stripes' are nowhere to be seen, but the 'splotchies' are kind of cool. Maybe I should have just
used the stencil as it was meant to be for my first try, rather than striving to get all fancy with a new technique.
I'm also sharing over at AAA Cards Game #14: Watercolour is Back
Over at ATSM, you'll see how the rest of the DT made their marks - and you'll be dazzled, as am I! Once you check out the gallery, let your inspiration soar, make a card, and come over to play! Winners will receive 5 free digis from
NOTE: Honoured and delighted to be selected as an AAA Cards Challenge Honourable Artist. THANK YOU!!
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