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Friday, 25 July 2014

Just Stain It for A Vintage Journey

This fortnight at A Vintage Journey, it is the turn of the super talented Jenny who has chosen 'Just Stain It' as her challenge.  I was really pleased that Jenny chose stains as I love using them and they are my 'go to product' for watercolouring.

As always, our wonderful sponsors, Country View Crafts are offering a £10 voucher to spend in store, to one winner, chosen by the Creative Guides (DT).  Please do read the the rules (Travelling Instructions) to be sure that you will be considered for the prize.


The base card is black card from my stash and I matted some red Coredinations cardstock on top and then another layer of black.  Both have been distressed.  The final layer is from Tim's French Industrial paper pad which again I distressed and ripped in places, before edging it with Black Soot DI.

I used Tim's star stencil and applied Festive Berries Distress Stain through just parts of the stencil to create some interest and bring out the red of the background.


Using Tim's mini blueprints 6 set I stamped the four images onto Ranger watercolour card and coloured each of the images with Distress Stain, applied to my craft mat and picked up with a water brush.


I hope you can see how beautifully the stains colour, you can even achieve light and shade when using the stains and a good quality card, like this Ranger watercolour card.


I used several colours of stains to colour the bubblegum.  I edged each of the coloured images with Black Soot Distress Ink and mounted these directly.  I added a strip of Tim's film reel, attaching this with my Tiny Attacher stapler.

I hope you will head over to A Vintage Journey to see the fabulous projects that my Creative Guide Sisters have made, you will not be disappointed.  I also hope you will feel inspired to get your Stains out and join in this fortnight with your Tim inspired projects.

As always, thank for looking and enjoy your creative journey!  Anne xx

31 comments:

  1. Fabulous make Anne :-) I love the layered background colours and the stencilled area. Beautiful colouring with the DS. TFS and hugs
    Annie x

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  2. Wow! This is spectacular! I love the way you colored each of these! Really well done!

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  3. You are awesome with this water coloring using those stains. I just looked at all those tiny gumdrops and thought "What patience"! Loved all the mats & the ways that you made them so vintage and special, and your images were wonderful. I've never tried to water color with the stains (actually don't think I've ever tried using them...they sit on a shelf! Note to self: Get 'em out!) TFS & Hugs. Off to enjoy your previous post that somehow I missed.

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  4. beautiful colour work with your Distress Stains...love the black and red combo...hugs kath xxx

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  5. So classy and I love the watercolouring on this Anne. Super quality work again. Jenny x

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  6. What a fabulous card. I love your colour choice and the 'water-colouring' with the stains looks super.
    Toni xx

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  7. This is gorgeous Anne. Such fabulous images and you have coloured them so beautifully. I love all the detailing on your background too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  8. Such a beautiful card Anne lovely colours and design and your watercolouring is just superb. xxx

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  9. A beautifully coloured card and I love that bubblegum machine. Elaine x

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  10. This is so cool! I love it and your colouring is fab! I must try watercolouring with stains, I forget I have got some and am never sure what to do with them! Thank you for your lovely comments, you are a lovely friend! Will email soon, thank you! xx

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  11. Great coloured card Anne love that bubblegum machine! have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

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  12. Hi Anne! I love the distressed Core'dinations cardstock, the watercolouring is brilliant and loving the acetate film! Another gorgeous creation!
    Have a great weekend!
    Ingrid xx

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  13. This is so wonderful Anne, with the red, black and white color combo. Love the watercolored blueprints which look amazing painted with the stains. Great touch with the film strip! Hugs!

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  14. Just got back from visiting a friend who has just retired. She will need some crafting to keep her busy LOL! so just recruiting her for a days stamping and thought I'd have a look at what you're up to Anne. Love the card, great colour scheme.
    Sorry you can't make it tomorrow but really looking forward to the workshop.
    Happy crafting, Angela xxx

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  15. HI Anne, just wonderful, love the colours and your stamping/painting is fabulous - stunning! Hugs Carole Z X

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  16. I just love this - wonderful distressing of the background paper and those watercolours are just lovely - each one a little masterpiece. A complete delight!
    Alison xx

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  17. Another masterpiece, Annie! I am glad you included a close-up of those terrific little whimsical blueprints. Your watercoloring with the stains is expert and is your usual attention to every detail!! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  18. Good morning Anne, love it, a fantastic card
    That Bubblegum Machine is brilliant as are all the other images.
    Have a fantastic weekend

    Patricia x

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  19. Beautiful! Love the colours very subtle but rich and well coordinated
    Great technique to use as watercolours and very skilfully done

    Jools x

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  20. Yet another lovely card Anne perfect watercolouring as always (great coloured bubblegum). I love the little red stars that take you over to the film strip, brilliant. Mo x

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  21. I LOVE that you stenciled and painted with Stain! How awesome! I love it, and especially the red! Wonderful card!

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  22. a great card and i love how you have used the stains x

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  23. Top work Anne, classy card! Great colours - and well done with bubble gum! Nikki xx

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  24. I have not been the biggest fan of t!ms blue print stamps, until that is I see what you create with them Anne. You have created a gorgeous card, and i love the red and black theme, very striking and beautifully coloured. Love the bubblegum machine!
    Hugs Lottie x

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  25. Beautiful card Anne! I'm loving the blueprints and really need some myself now. I love your vintage background with those red stars. Karen.x

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  26. This looks fantastic! I love the fab images and the film strip is a brilliant addition.
    Rebecca.

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  27. brilliant work Anne - I've enjoyed making my piece for this challenge tonight - i loooove stains xx

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  28. Looks terrific Anne. Love all your colouring, especially the bubblegums. The colour scheme is so fun with wonderful impact. Nicola x

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  29. Klasse die Karte, liebe Anne.
    Modern und cool zugleich. Ich liebe die Stempel von TH.

    herzlichst Sophie

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  30. Hi Anne and what an amazing card - love how you have used the technique

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  31. Wonderful background layers and love the mini blueprint stamps! Lovely.

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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