Saturday, July 8, 2017

Day 4...Catherine Scanlon Designs Week...and GIVEAWAY!

Hello Hello!
I cant believe that it's already Day 4 of Catherine Scanlon Designs Week 
here at my blog!'s your fourth chance to comment below...
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Today...I am sharing 3 cards...
each created with Catherine Scanlon's  ELEGANT BOUQUET stamp.

I  water colored two of today's card with paint brushes
For the 3rd card...color was applied with a small dauber.

I stamped the images with Versamark ink...then heat embossed
with Sparkle n Sprinkle Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.
The images were "painted' with Altenew Crisp Ink(s)
and Distress Ink(s)
I used LCI Metallic Card Stock for matting
I used an assortment of Penny Black "Snippets" sentiments on 2 cards
and a Stampin UP sentiment on the third card.
I've chosen to keep the sentiments small on most of this week's cards...
because I wanted the beautiful floral images to be the focus.
Penny Black Snippets sentiments are ideal small sentiments
(and they're very versatile)

For the first card...I wanted "painting" that had burred lines...
and went beyond the image lines.
I applied ink to the image and background with a small sized ink dauber.
I used regular Distress ink  (not Oxides) to add all of the color that you see on this image.
After the image and background had the desired ink coverage...
I spritzed it with water to allow the ink to react and move...
to get the desired look of the ink going beyond the image lines.
For matting...I used two LCI metallic card stock colors that complemented the image.

The next 2 cards were water colored with traditional paint brushes
and an assortment of Altenew Crisp Ink(s)
I finished the card with a small sentiment and some beautiful LCI metallic card stock matting.

The third and final card for today was also painted with Altenew ink and paint brushes.
The sentiment is from a Stampin Up stamp set.

I hope that you've enjoyed today's cards.
I've gotten quite a few messages asking where Catherine Scanlon designs Stamps can be found..
The answer is:...HERE. At the ART GONE WILD web site

Thanks for visiting...
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If you comment on each of the 6 blog posts during Catherine Scanlon Designs at my blog...
You'll have 6 giveaway entries!

Have a wonderful Saturday...
and Thanks a bunch for visiting!


  1. Love this beautiful bouquet in a jar image you used on today's cards! Pretty coloring on each one! I love the color combo on the 3rd card!

  2. Another beautiful card. I wish I could do cards like this. Maybe someday.

  3. Turtle,Therese Marquez,
    Michelle,another gorgeous set of cards to,make my morning! Love your coloring ������

  4. These are lovely! The detail of these stamps is simply breathtaking; the cards look like miniature paintings with the colors and additional techniques you've employed, Michelle. Thank you so much for sharing how you made these! I am positively inspired!

  5. Oh my! This stamp set creates a beauteous card! I love all the color combos. You are making me a Scanlon fan! And your blog too!

  6. Oh! And that idea of letting a misty halo of color surround the image is really a great idea. Hmmmmm......gotta try that.

  7. Love the third one with light blue water. So pretty!

  8. love these stamps pretty when coloured x

  9. found you through the stamping life fb group--love each of these...I think the last one is my top fave!

  10. My favorite card is the second one. I love this stamp image.

  11. They're all beautiful from soft to bold color

  12. Such beautiful cards. Love the embossing and such pretty colors!

  13. Love the soft muted background of these cards! So lovely!

  14. Love these cards! Brings me back to your original flower cards!

  15. Very pretty! I just recently "learned" the ink dauber technique - I am going to try it more!

  16. Inspires me to get out the watercolors!


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