Monday, 12 October 2015

Watercolour Fashion

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and this week, our theme is...Wonderful Watercolour!

From using Distress Ink, watercolour markers, spray inks or a watercolour set ~ watercolour and watercolour like effects are everywhere these days and this week we encourage you to be inspired by this technique (faux or the real deal) and get creative!

For my project, I was inspired by my dreams and aspirations of being a fashion designer when I was a little girl! I've always loved the sketchy drawings of a designer and watching how a finished couture piece can come together from these beginnings and with this in mind, I created my layered fashion inspired canvas panel.





To begin with, I took a flat canvas panel and applied a coat of Antique Linen Distress Paint over the top. When this dry, I then added a small amount of Frayed Burlap Distress Paint using my finger to blend the colour. I heat dried the canvas thoroughly and then, added a small amount of Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Paint, spritzed the paint with water and moved the canvas around to let the paint drip and blend before blasting it with heat again.

When the paint is dry, I then applied some Texture Paste through the Flourish Layering Stencil, let the paste dry and finally, flicked Black Soot Distress Paint over the surface and added small amounts around the outside edge of the canvas. Leave to dry before stamping numbers onto the background using stamps from the Correspondence stamp set.

For my layers, I stamped the Runway image onto a piece of watercolour card and using Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch Distress Stains, applied to my craft sheet ~ I watercolored the image with the stains. For the skin tone, I used the Antique Linen Distress Marker Pen, again blending out some of the colour with a water brush.
Once happy with my image, using the remaining stains on my sheet, I flicked small amounts of colour onto my card and inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink before machine stitching around the outside in a random fashion, leaving strands of cotton hanging. 
Stamp the wording "Be Original" from the Crazy Talk Stamp Set, onto the card and add torn piece of tissue tape and a Small Talk Sticker.
Whilst you still have some stains left on your craft sheet, mop them up with another piece of card, this will become the backing layer for your stamped image. Once again machine stitch in a random fashion around the blue inked card, leaving the threads hanging loosely.
Use foam pads to attach the blue inked card onto the canvas, placing it at a slight angle. Cut a piece of the tape measure ribbon and wrap around the layers of card and canvas, securing the ends at the back. Place your stamped image centrally onto the canvas, using foam pads.

I added frayed pieces of torn Eclectic Elements material and tucked them underneath the layers.
I added some vintage buttons, decorative pins, pearls and sequins as finishing touches, together with stamped images of the cotton spools from the Tim Holtz Haberdashery stamp set.
To complete the canvas, I added an old paintbrush, dipped in some blue paint and attached it across my canvas, adding a scruffy bow and a loop pin.

I loved creating this piece of watercolour fashion and hope you've enjoyed the process behind this canvas.
As always, if you need any further inspiration for this challenge, then you need look no further than our blog to see all the wonderful creations from all the very talented Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....

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Thank you so much for all your visits today and hope you all have a great week ahead
See you again soon...love Emma xx

Products used:

Distress Ink: Antique Linen
Layering Stencil: Flourish
Vintage Buttons, canvas, decorative pins and paintbrush from my stash

26 comments:

  1. Really pretty, Emma. Beautiful example of watercolor. Love the layers of patterns and stamped images you have added.

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  2. So pretty - love how you created it. You have such a unique talent. Take care Zo xx

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  3. Super cool design! Love that skinny paintbrush! Just perfect!

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  4. Wow! What an elaborate and beautiful project! And so inspiring!

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  5. Your canvas is too cool for school. There are so many interesting things to look at and you put them together so well.

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  6. Oh WOW!!!!!
    Love, Love, LOOOOVE!!!!
    TFS!

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  7. Oh WOW!!!!!
    Love, Love, LOOOOVE!!!!
    TFS!

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  8. I am in total awe Emma - I can only think of two words - absolutely stunning!!! Anne x

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  9. Love the beautiful colors and all the pretty embellishments on this project. Such a gorgeous creation! :)

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  10. This is beautiful! Gorgeous colors and stamping.

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  11. Love all the layers. I'm always amazed at the projects you dream up, Emma!

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  12. Stunning piece with all the layers, beautiful color and design! Wow! Spell that backwards.

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  13. Stunning!! Worth it's weight for high fashion couture! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  14. Fabulous canvas, Emma! Love all of the various elements and water color effect. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. absolutely stunning card Emma, I just love everything about this :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  16. Firstly I sincerely apologise Emma for the later than expected commenting on this and a couple of your other recent posts .
    You are a creator of Masterpiece after masterpiece . Each and every week you never fail ! Your Couture canvas has definitely come together with class, elegance and style . Simply stunning ! hugs x

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  17. This is so flippin' cool! I am in love with so many of these details such as the thread that hangs over the edges and the beauty of the blue paintbrush. I have this stamp set from Tim and have been waiting and waiting to see what someone else does with it! You did not disappoint and I'm totally inspired now to create art and maybe sew a dress or two (if I knew how to sew)! Thanks for a really incredible piece!

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  18. Emma, this is such a gorgeous piece! I feel like I am at a Paris fashion show. The blues and creams work beautifully together, and I love how you added the brush as an element. Gorgeous layering!

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  19. Emma this project is a dream, takes me back to my favorite story: Cinderella! This blue dress is so beautiful that looks real! I love it, and the idea of the brush is extraordinary! Barbara

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  20. Ohh wow Emma! This is gorgeous! Love the lady in blue! Such fun elements like the paint brush! Hugs, Sandra

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  21. Another beautiful piece of art using these stylish ladies. You reminded me mine are sitting in the package and need to be used still! Fabulous canvas and the gorgeous layering of the embellishments are wonderful!

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  22. This is absolutely wonderful Emma! Love the colours and your colouring and all those gorgeous layers, fabric, embellishments and textures. And the paint brush!

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Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated.
Please come back and visit me soon...
Emma ~xx

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