Tuesday 2 July 2013

Blurred Vision Stamping at Technique Time Tuesday

     This months technique at Technique Time Tuesday is Blurred Vision Stamping, no that's not crafting without my glasses on, it's a real technique!
    The idea of this technique is to stamp the image and then blur the lines to create a soft look. This can be achieved a number of different ways. Stamp with dye inks and use a water brush or damp paintbrush to soften the lines or, as I did, use watercolour markers and a blender pen to soften the lines.
    I tried both methods and found the pens a little easier to control, I found with the water brush I was tending to do more of a complete colour in rather than just blur the stamped lines. I would suggest trying both and use which ever feels right to you.
    My chosen stamp was from Chocolate Baroque - Punky Flowers (J&C Creations now stock Chocolate Baroque). I coloured the stamp with the markers so that I could stamp the whole image at once. This would be really good to do with Distress Markers as they stay active for ages but I only have a couple at the moment.
    I used the blender pen (Marvey LePlume) to soften the lines and drag a little colour out into the image. I have also used Distress Ink to lightly colour the edge of the image panel. I couldn't find the right shade of green for the mat layer so I coloured white card with the same marker that I used for the leaves. In each corner I have stuck a small pink gem to give the card a little sparkle. The image is mounted on a pearl pink card which almost matches the flowers, I don't usually use much pink but this was just what the flowers needed.
    The sentiment is from a Creative Expressions set I think, embossed in gold and die cut with a Spellbinder die - Labels Six. Before removing the die I used the Distress Ink to colour the edges to match the picture. The sentiment is mounted on foam pads but I felt the image had enough layers already.
   Please pop over to the TTT challenge blog and have a look at the great cards the rest of the DT have come up with. Join us with your art work, the challenge doesn't close until the end of the month so you have lots of time to play along.
I would like to enter this in the following challenge:  Creative Moments - Flowers


  1. The blurring technique has worked so well with this wonderful flower stamp

  2. This is so pretty, Rocky!!! LOVE the image you used and the colors are so fabulous! That sentiment is so sweet, too!!! HUGS to you and hope you're having a fabulous week friend! :)

  3. Those images look so pretty with the blurring technique. Love the colour of those flowers and the little added bling!

  4. Beautiful card Rocky! Yours turned out so much better than mine did. Love the stamps you chose and of course, all the fabulous pink!
    Hugs from your DT sis,
    Tracey xo

  5. How pretty, Rocky! The blurred vision technique looks fantastic! Great job on this card!

  6. Love your flowers with the light bulb centres, perfect for this technique. They look fab!

    Louise xx


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