Thursday, September 15, 2011

Blog Hop - Multicolor Motif

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 14 of us highlighting the Multicolor Motif Technique as shown on page 110 in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link. While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Rachel's Blog, you are on the right track! 

Today I'm making a 3 x 3 birthday card for my daughter, Sofia. She is just turning 5 and LOVES rainbows (pretty much every picture she draws has a rainbow on it!). I'm using the limited edition Pair-a-Phrase stamp set (only available until Sept 30) and the adorable Roxie paper pack.

If you'd like to see the finished project and how I made it then grab your My Exclusive Inks Markers and follow my instructions below. Or, hop on over to Wendy's Blog to keep checking out all the fab projects from my CTMH friends!
  1. You will need the following paper and supplies:
    • Score a 6" x 3" piece of cardstock at 3". Fold to create your card base (fold on top).
    • 3" x 3" B&T (i.e., pattern paper); sponge with Smoothie ink adhere to card front.
    • 1 1/2" x 3" piece of cardstock. Sand edges and adhere about 1/4" from top of card.
    • A 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" piece of cardstock. Sponge edges with ink if desired.
    • Exclusive Ink Markers, stamp, block

2. Use the brush tip of your Exclusive Inks Markers to selectively ink parts of your stamp with different colors. (Tip: Use the brush tip of your marker for this). Do a quick little huff on your stamp imaged to re-moisten your ink. Stamp on a scratch piece of paper.

3. Gently color in rainbow with watercolor pencils and use your waterbrush to smooth and soften!

4. Trim around image and attach to your card using small bits of 3D Foam Tape.

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Smoothie Cardstock (, Roxie B&T (X7140B),
Stamps: Pair-A-Phrase (CC1014), Card Chatter - Birthday (D1475)
Ink: Smoothie (Z2196), Chocolate (Z2111)
Markers: Black (Z2305), Grey Flannel (Z2324), Pear (Z2397), Hollyhock (Z2328), Goldrush (Z2323), Dutch Blue (Z2319), Pansy Purple (Z2341) 
Other: Watercolor pencils, Waterbrush, 3D Foam Tape, Sanding Block

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Wendy's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!