Saturday, January 4, 2014

# Technique Twist

The Technique Twist # 14 Blurred Vision Watercoloring and New Year's Blog Hop

I am so EXCITED to be joining the Design Team for The Technique Twist  for this year. I love to create lots of fun projects and am excited to share my creativity with everyone.

This week's challenge is Blurred Vision Watercoloring which is a fun way to take that stamped image and make it look like it was watercolored  using either a aqua painter or water color brush. So of course I went looking for my aqua painter and realized that I tossed it because it had gotten nasty and never replaced it, so I used a water color brush instead and some water. I have to say I love how the United States turned out with the soft hugh from the Midnight Muse.

My twist on this project this week was to use a stamp imagine that you might not think of at first. Using Stampin Up's new photopolymer Map It Out set, I stamped the USA in Midnight Muse and than took my watercolor brush and went over the lines of the image. I love how it made it more vibrant looking.

I used some retired SU products for the paper and the Sealed with  Kiss stamp from last year's Valentine's Set called Sent with Love. Also of course I had to stamp the little heart in Texas because that is where we live. Finally I wrapped the card with some Real Red bakers's twine.

Here is a close up of the USA:

Supplies Used:
All Stampin Up (unless otherwise noted)

Real Red Card stock
Sent with Love Stamp and Paper set
Map It Out photopolymer set
Real Red Bakers Twine
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Midnight Muse Ink

If you're following along the blog hop then you just came from Julz's Blog- Ribbons and Julz.  The next stop on the hop is Pam's blog- Stamp and Stretch so hop on over and see what she's created to share with you! Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to The Technique Twist  for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop!  There's a great prize involved so be sure to comment on each blog as you hop & don't forget to play along! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!



  1. Hello Becky I love your card the heart in Texas is so cute!

  2. Great idea using the map the idea of highlighting your own area!

  3. What a great image to do this technique with and a fabulous card x

  4. Fantastic card!! I love how the arrow/diamonds make your eyes take in everything!