Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mark's Monster and Messing with Paints

Earlier today I had fun messing with watercolour paints to make backgrounds. I squirted some watercolour paints from tubes onto my largest acrylic block and added only little splashes of water as I wanted to paint to remain thick and add texture to my panels. Then I squished panels of watercolour card onto the block and ended up with a batch of panels like the ones below.

Lol I haven't a clue what I'm going to do with some of them (the odder looking ones may end up being die cut into butterflies or sentiments!) but I used one of the orange panels to make the background for my card. I stamped Hero Arts Tiny Star Background on the panel in barn door distress ink and embossed the sentiment on a piece of black scrap card. As I don't have any monster stamps I asked my son Mark to draw a few for me. After seeing one of the bigger guys I thought he would be perfect for a sorry card.

Monster image by Mark
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Tiny Star Background & Everyday Sayings

I coloured the monster with ProMarkers and gave him a spotty look with the blender pen. To finish I just added some glossy accents to his horns, eye and tooth.

I'm submitting this card into Simon Says Stamp's Anything Goes Challenge.


Dawn Turley said...

Your backgrounds are quite stunning Heather. I've done this sort of thing in the past... made backgrounds and then not sure what I'm going to do with them. Love what you've done with your orange one. Your monster is quite cute

Monika Reeck said...

The monster Image is cool hihi and he has socking and he has one teeth hihi it makes me smile and ooh he looks sad and fit with the sentiment you made I love the background you made woww really cool are you Heather hope all is ok with you and your family...hugs, Monika

CinnamonSally said...

Love the bright backgrounds you have created Heather, such fun colours I am sure you will find a use for them all. Your monster card is fabulous, great monster Mark!!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous backgrounds, looks great on your monster card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Trinh said...

Great background! And Mark drew a fantastic monster!

jenn shurkus said...

i love these backgrounds! and your son drew an awesome monster!! awesome card! thank you for playing a long with simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Jingle said...

This is so cute! Great background!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love Mark's monster and you found the perfect sentiment for him, Heather! Gorgeous backgrounds too!

Donna said...

Your background is perfect for that fantastic, adorable, cute, and sad little monster. I love him. A lot. Good work Mark.

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