Thursday, September 15, 2011

Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 13 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 Debi's Blog. 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 Cherri Hardcastle Blog, you are on the right track!  

Technique: "Exclusive markers make it easy to selectively ink parts of a stamp with different hues. Just apply each ink color using the brush tip of the marker, then stamp on your project for multicolor images."

I selected my colors to match the colors in the Dreamin' paper pack. I choose Crystal Blue, Pacifica, Goldrush, Honey, and Chocolate.

Next I applied the color of each marker working from the bottom up.

Stamp your image firmly onto of a versamat or the foam sheet.

This will give you a watery looking image that I like to use as a watermark of sorts. I croped my stamped image down to 5 x 2 1/2.

Using the new My Reflections paper I was able to create a card from the Level 2 pack. I stamped the inside of my card as well.

To complete the outer stamped image I stamped the sentiment in three different colors over my watermark.

Lastly I finished the card off by adding a mat to my stamped area, a corrugated star and shimmer brad.

Please continue onto Michelle Battatori 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!


  1. Beautiful card. Love that you showed how the stamps can be wrapped around the block to stamp just a portion of the image.

  2. Gorgeous !!!!I only one question to you that how the stamps can be rapped around the card ....
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  3. Salma, You can wrap a part of the stamp around the block so you can limited the part you are using. Since I wanted to stamp the words separately instead of together I wrapped a portion of the stamp over the block to get it out of the way when I inked it up. I hope this makes sense.