Tuesday, January 27, 2015

day 2 of STAMPlorations spotlight week


Welcome to day 2 of STAMPlorations spotlight week. Today we are showcasing Bold Sentiments: Hashtag Authentic. You can probably guess that I love these babies.


This is how they moved me...


I watercolored a piece of CS with ombre yellow tones using the wet-on-wet technique. Then I heat embossed the sentiment and random hashtags in gold. Lastly, I dipped the edges into Versamark and added  heat embossing to the edges too.

I was going for the "looks-like-a-child-made-it" (read: sloppy) look which I'm noticing is kinda trendy these days. Do you agree?

And I also paired the yellow with metallic gold, cuz I don't see the gold trend going anywhere anytime soon. As a matter of fact, I'm calling the pairing of gold and silver as the trend of 2015.

Anyhoo, do you like these stamps? I think they'd be wonderful too for mixed media projects. Which is, BTW, another trend I see ramping up in 2015. Mixed media is not just for the artsy fartsy anymore!

I'm hooking up to the Ombre challenge over at Inkspirational #74.



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36 comments:

June Ramsamy said...

Nice card, simple yet affective.

Jennifer Earley said...

Love it! Another great ombre look during this hop!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely yellow wash!

Becca Cruger said...

This card is so versatile for all occasions!

Flo said...

The yellow background and the hashtags are wonderful. I like your card.

vinita jain said...

Love the ombre color wash and grungy look of sentiment in metallic gold!

Cornelia W said...

#AWESOME# - that says it all!

Ellie said...

Love your watercolor wash background, and those bold sentiments are just fabulous! Beautiful creation!

Carol said...

So simple yet so effective.

joy said...

Very pretty background and a clever way to use the hashtag stamp! Gold will be around for awhile, I think.

cm said...

Your yummy ombre yellow card is #beautiful#authentic#creative#amazing! I feel a 'shopping' coming on *grin* Thanks so much for sharing this oh-so-pretty creation in the Inkspirational gallery!
Hugs~c

Jerrie said...

Love the gold tones and how fun to do hashtags with the word~ Great job.

Shelly said...

AWESOME, indeed! Love this!

Kim Heggins said...

Awesome card!

Happy Dance said...

#Awesomeindeed! Another great card, Maria. Love the gold. Love the yellow. Love the combination. Might have to CASE this one later on! Love it. Bev

Taunya Butler said...

Love the awesome look to this card - the gold embossing looks so great and your hashtag background is terrific!!! Hope your day is a lovely one!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

#awesome!

2amscrapper said...

yes, I do like this look!

Greta said...

Fun card!

Rahmat said...

Love the Ombre effect, the monochromatic scheme totally rocks here!

Kelly Griglione said...

hahaha ... I'll have to keep my eye out on the "looks like a child made it" trend! Love your gold + yellow, what a great combo!

hellerlittle said...

#awesome...
da ist doch wirklich schon alles ge(schrieben)sagt !!!
wundervoll und strahlend
LG hellerlittle

sandie said...

I am liking the embossed edges, cool look and I am with you for gold but not mixed media, I will stick with CAS! Thanks for joining Ink

Deepti said...

Love the ombre u created with the water color wash :)

Sheila H said...

Lovely CAS design :)

Sarah Gray said...

I love the sloppy look - you do it so well :) That gold embossed sentiment looks fab too!

Brandi R said...

Yellow and gold!!! Awesome indeed ♥

Joanie said...

AWESOME !!!

Indy said...

The gold embossing...wowza!

Ruby N said...

great card!

Gabriele said...

this stamp set is a must have. I love all the techniques done with it. Great job!

Mary-Anne V said...

fun card ...love the gold.

Monika Skinner said...

Love the combination of yellow and gold and those amazing embossed edges, great look. xxx

Anita in France said...

Cool and deliciously unstructured (sloppy?), Maria ... the funky embossed edges are fab! Anita :)

Shauna said...

Interesting technique choice for the ombre look. It turned out fantastic! Great use of yellow and the heat embossing. Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Iris said...

Love the gold embossing.
isoscia at aol dot com

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