Aug 25, 2016

Verve Stamps DIY Embellishments and Watercolor Backgrounds

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Welcome back to Day 3 of our Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  We're back today with inspiration for this fabulous new release! Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online store on Friday, August 26.  Today we're sharing our first projects featuring the Potter's Clay stamp set and coordinating, Pottery Die Set.

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I hope to give you a glimpse into my mixed media brain this week, so I'm sharing a little about my process for those of you who are uneasy dabbling into mixed media.  For my background, I gessoed a square of patterned card, then used Mod Podge to adhere a "grid" of watercolor paper scraps.  While the Mod Podge was still tacky, I sprinkled it with vintage glass glitter.  When in doubt, sprinkle everything with vintage glass glitter...  :)  Next, I made puddles with my watercolors, flicking the wet brush here and there to create the splatter effect.

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I layered some snippets of patterned card together, with a copper embossed chipboard.  I added some tissue tape around the base for more pattern.  The watercolor pools in the crevices, creating such a great effect.

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I love Verve dies because they cut thin chipboard easily and evenly.  To create a terracotta effect on my chipboard pots, I used a palette knife and scraped on texture paste, sort of like icing a cake.  When they were dry, I colored them with watercolors.

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The sprigs are so amazing and will be making another appearance popping out from a 3D flower soon.  I added them here to my pots to break up the hard lines.

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Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list, a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Potter's ClayPottery Die Set

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Betty
2. Stacey8. Charmaine
3. Maureen9. Laurie
4. Lesley10. Teresa
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Hillary (Guest)12. Autumn (Guest)

44 comments:

Lyn said...

Wow those pots look amazing, I have so enjoyed your beautiful creations for this release, thanks for sharing <3

Moira said...

what a gorgeous couple of designs-thanks for sharing your creative talents with us!

Char said...

Your work is amazing! I have to have these stamps. Thanks, Autumn.

Colleen said...

What a great talent you have. Your cards are amazing and the way you painted them......Outstanding

McStamper said...

More awesome cards. I am just in awe of your talent.

Christi Flores said...

Wow!! I've never done mixed media before but you have me seriously considering it. Amazing!!

Shelly G said...

Stunning creations! I love the way you featured the stamps! Beautiful!

ScrappyTeacher said...

More great mixed media ideas. Lovely.

gingergirl said...

What a clever way to give texture to you stamps

Michele K. Henderson said...

These are both gorgeous! I love how you made the clay pots look so textured! So pretty!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic mixed-media projects.
I keep saying I'm going to get
into it but always end up staying
with my greeting cards.
thanks for sharing some wonderful projects
and the ideas that went into making them.

Michelle said...

Wow great use of layers!

butterfly said...

Stunning work, as always, Autumn! The terracotta pots look simply fabulous - such great texture and earthy colours and shading. And your layering and dimension created with paper panels and texture mediums is breathtaking.
Alison x

Darlene Gabriel said...

WOW - your mixed media creations are gorgeous! I love the way you made the pots look so real and "earthy".

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous colours and layering, thank you so much for the inspiration x

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are fabulous, Autumn! Love that paper grid and I totally agree that vintage glass glitter should be sprinkled on everything. Your clay pots look amazing!

Lisa said...

These are both absolutely stunning, Autumn!! The layers and details are amazing!! The clay pots are spectacular!! Gorgeous projects!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. The woodgrain background is perfect for the clay pots. TFS

Sue Crease said...

You can tell you are enjoying these stamps and dies. Both projects are lovely in their own way. Love the rusty look in the second on the vases.
Sue

Ravengirl said...

Wow, today's post is a visual feast! Thank you!

sharrilou said...

Both of your cards are masterpieces. The Lord has blessed you with amazing talent.

crafty-stamper said...

Both fabulous pages and layering,great texture and love the step by step
Carol x

experiments in paper said...

Beautiful makes, Autumn, with these lovely dies and stamps that clearly inspire you! You are one talented lady!! Glad we can keep in touch through your work, as I haven't done anything for a while due to packing up much of my studio for a move later this fall. But your posts keep me inspired! xxx Lynn

Paper Profusion said...

Fantastic showcase Autumn for the new products. As mentioned above, the terracotta pots look brilliant especially, they would be right at home beside a matching adobe in Santa Fe. Nicola x

Rosemary said...

both projects are absolutely amazing!!

Christine said...

Your projects are incredible! Thanks so much for the photos of the process!

kiwimeskreations said...

Autumn these are both fabulous - love all your texture and colour on these fabulous cards.
Blessings
Maxine

Me said...

I love the terracotta look on those pots and the woodgrain background!! Love your cards!!

Vintagehandmade said...

Oh, Autumn, what an absolutely beautiful pair of designs! What a super talented lady you are, my freind! Your terracota pots look simply stunning! Awesome works!
Big hugs to you! Branka xx

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Awesome projects!!! I love the technique and the colours you used!!!

Marty F said...

Love these, Autumn! They are both amazing but my favorite of the two is the one with the pots. You made those pots look so realistic and I love how one plant is stamped on vellum. I also love the overall colors and verse for this one - but I pretty much love everything you create!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your page is a beauty, but the fabulous pottery really catching my eye. I love the colors and the design.

Sue D said...

Wow--these are gorgeous. I like terra cotta look to the pots.

Gail said...

Here we go again with eye appealing art work - just lovely - my goodness girlfriend you are talented!

Redanne said...

I did so enjoy seeing how you built up the layers/colours/beads in the first project - and the colours are some of my favourites - just gorgeous. I love the more gentle tones in the second project, the way you did the pots is so clever - they look real!! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

Marisa said...

ADORE that potter's clay card with the jugs. Gorgeous earthy colours and love all the texture. Stunning creation!

D.Ann C said...

So much eye candy here! I love the textured pots!

Unknown said...

Your layers along with the hymn lyrics and colors make an excellent card.

Carmela said...

I would love to take a class from you! I love all your layers, texturing and that shabby, chic look. Really
amazing cards.

Miriam Prantner said...

Absolutely wonderful! Love all those layers on the first one and the treatment of the pots on the second, fantastic!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your layering and mix of colors! Awesome painting and texture on the pots!

Sue said...

These are gorgeous, and you make it look so simple! I love how you've made your gird of watercolour card, so very effective xx

Helen Gullett said...

WOW!cautumn this is WOW-mazing project. Love every single thing on it, this is my favorite.

A Pink said...

Wonderful projects showcasing the new releases! Autumn . A real mixed media treat . thank you for sharing x

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