I rarely do more than one post in a day, but I decided to stamp a little this morning and do today’s Color Challenge on Splitcoast.  The challenge today is monochromatic stamping.  How could I resist that challenge?  Of course, I’m still playing and if you can’t guess, I’m lovin’ this faux bleach technique!


The image was stamped and embossed, and then background was misted with different combinations of distress pearlized mists.  I even sprayed the background panels with the mists, but it’s a little hard to see in the photo.  It’s really glittery in real life . . . as are my fingers!  I even added a little Pearl Perfect Pearls on the sun to turn it into a moon!

  • Stamps: KK Originals Trees Collection Serene Sunrise SKU:42-06 KK from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: White Shipping Tag; Prism Tawny Medium and Dark
  • Ink: Tsukineko VersaMark; Ranger Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold and Vintage Photo Distress
  • Accessories: Ranger Mini Misters, Pearl and Gold Perfect Pearls, Perfect Medium, Super Fine Detail Clear EP, Inkssentials Blending Tool; Spellbinders Plain and Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities; Iron; Brads; Ribbon

Don’t forget to check out the Treasure Hunt at Rubbernecker today.  I’m also offering a chance to win some Rubbernecker Gift Certificates in my earlier post today.

Good morning!  Smiley from millan.net I hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend, whether it was spent with family or just lolling around.  Mallory was home for the weekend and went back to school early yesterday afternoon.  We missed Kate being here because she had to work over the weekend, but she did drop by for a quick visit yesterday.  Her Aunt Carrie had made her a plate of leftovers from the barbecue, so she had to come by.  All and all, it was a nice and relaxing weekend. Smiley from millan.net

I finally made it into the studio last night.  I was too darn busy lying on the couch watching the Murder She Wrote Marathon – oh and napping just a bit.  I’ve had so much fun playing with new techniques lately, and I decided to use one of my favorites for today’s card, brushless watercolor.  This also happens to be the September Technique Challenge on Tim Holtz’ blog.

Before I show you my card today, I need to remind you that it’s Smiley from millan.net Treasure Hunt Tuesday at Rubbernecker.  You can find the clue and all the necessary information and other deets on the home page.  Don’t forget to check out the weekly sale product, too!  I have blog candy today, but don’t forget to visit the other designers as well.  I’ll be giving away two $10 Rubbernecker Gift Certificates this week.

RNBC Gift Card

To have a change at winning, leave me a comment telling me what your favorite stamping technique is.  I’ll announce the winners on Wednesday.

Now for my card.  If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know I love to ink solid images, mist with water and then stamp.  I started doing this a few years ago as a variation of the Misting with Markers and the Wet Paper Watercoloring Techniques on Splitcoaststampers.  I like what Tim Holtz called this technique, Brushless Watercolor, because that is what it is.  It’s neither wet paper nor markers.  It’s stamping the ink pad on your image, misting the stamp with water, and then stamping on dry watercolor paper.  For a variation, I did add some ink splatters using a toothbrush.  Now that was fun!

Brushless Watercolor Silhouette

  • Stamps: Jeanne Streiff Collection Red Flower SKU:403-01 and White Flower
    SKU:403-03, and Rubbernecker Sentiment 2 Collection Garden of Life SKU:198-07 from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: Canson Watercolor; Prism Tawny Dark and Spring Willow Dark; SU Tangerine Tango
  • Ink: Ranger Adirondack Sail Boat Blue, Purple Twilight, Lemonade, Red Pepper, Lettuce; Archival Jet Black; Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress
  • Accessories: Ranger Mini Mister and Craft Sheet; Aged Copper Hardware; Venture Foam Tape; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Ribbon; Toothbrush

Well, that’s just about it for today – I hope you have good one!

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