Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Stamp Review Crew: You've Got This

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  This week we are looking at a main catalog stamp set, You've Got This.  This set has a nice line art flower for coloring, a great background stamp, and some wonderful sentiments.  If you are following the hop in order, you've arrived from Jen Timko's blog.  She always has such elegant projects!

I'm a big fan of watercoloring, and often I like to make monochromatic projects, usually in gray or sepia tones.  I haven't inked up this flower image yet, so I thought coloring in gray tones would be fun.

What fun and how relaxing it was to color while watching television on New Year's Eve!  I went with a clean layout from Freshly Made Sketches #217.  Don't you love how that large stamp subtly fills the background?

Stamps: You've Got This; Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Watercolor paper; Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Basic Black Archival; Accessories: Pearl jewels, Aquapainter.

I thought I'd include a project designed by Lydia (UnderstandBlue) at her pre-Convention retreat last summer, highlighting the Water Magic Stamping technique.

Since this project is the reason I bought this stamp set, to share with my club members, we'll give this technique a try at stamp club this month.

Stamps: You've Got This; Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Basic Black; Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Washi tape, Water-soaked paper towel, Sponge.

Hop on over to Sue Plote's blog to see what she put together with this set. Her projects are always amazing!



Dawn Tidd said...

How elegant, Heidi! I love the water coloring with the gray tones. The background stamp is the perfect setting for the flower too.

Linda Callahan said...

Love cool and classy......and a very neat technique!

WebDeb said...

OK, I'll bite on this new technique and try it for myself -- thanks for sharing it! Meanwhile, I love the soothing, cool, peaceful gray card.

Unknown said...

I love the gray card - gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Lydia's technique.

Jen Timko said...

The gray tones are gorgeous, Heidi! And the share is fantastic. So glad to see you at FMS and Happy New Year!

Karren said...

Beautiful monochromatic card! That flower is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Nikki Spencer said...

How gorgeous are those grey tones...I'm in love with it Heidi! What a great effect on the second card, thanks for sharing the details Heidi, will give it a try for sure.

Kim S said...

They are both wonderfully elegant. LOVE the subtle color variations. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.