Wednesday, 14 January 2015

SDC 178–Bright Colours

Wednesday is a smiley day, the day when a new Challenge comes from the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog. This week it is Kaz Boughton who has set the challenge and she says:
I'd like to see some bright colours to cheer us up in the dim days of January.

Claudine Criner’s APC Challenge Week 18 is about Flowers. I love playing with DecoArt paints too so i enjoyed taking part this week.


These are the paints i chose to work with, one APC has the 3 colours on the left and the other has the three colours on the right.



The top set of stamps are from Inkadinkado and are called Fluid Motion, the single flower stamp is a freebie from Craft Stamper Magazine.

Put a tiny blob of Primary cyan, Raw Sienna and Metallic Silver onto a mat and sprayed a little water onto them. Placed the APC face down into the colours and then moved it around a little, left on one side to dry but got impatient and used a heat gun hence the bubbles in the silver.


I am so in love with the way these paints have mixed together, will be using this combination again!


Repeated the technique again using Quinacridone Gold, Primary Magenta and Teal Hue, added a little Primary Cyan and Interference Gold after the card had dried as it needed a little more pop.


The final colours before the stamping.


Stamped the huge flower from the Inkadinkado set using Archival Black Ink, didn’t add colour as i wanted a more ethereal look, the sentiment is from Paper Artsy.


The flower was coloured using Derwent Graphik Line Painter pens. Lost the black lines so went over with a white pen from the same set. Doodled the stem and added the doodled circles on the left. The sentiment is from Paper Artsy.

On a different note i am one Follower away from 100 which is quite exciting, i will give something small away to celebrate this huge milestone by taking all the names, cutting them up and asking my lovely OH to choose a winner.

Thank you to everyone who visits, your comments are very much appreciated and lets me know someone has dropped by.



  1. Love the vibrancy and the flowers look amazing against the background xx

  2. Makes a fab card using that technique ! Looks like you had lots of fun! Thanks for joining in the SDC blog with your card!

  3. These are stunning Mo,loving the stripy flower. You are on a roll at the moment,hope you get to 100 soon,you certainly deserve too ;))
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  4. Love both theses, such gorgeous colours and the stamps you chose look fab. I really like the doodles too, finishes the red brilliantly xxx

  5. Beautiful colours indeed! Love he effects you achieved and the final designs are spectacular xx

  6. Usually, when offered a choice of two, I can easily pick one. Not so today. Both offerings are full of colors that I love. The same goes for the sentiments! I just can't pick! Love them both, Mo!

  7. These are incredible. I agree that these fluid acrylics are gorgeous and so lush. Of course, I was impressed by your stamping. You have some lovely stamps and you use them so well, too. Both cards made me smile tonight. I love them both.

  8. Lovely! The colours are gorgeous. Got to get myself some Deco Art paints.

  9. These really are stunning MoH, for some reason the blue one makes me think of an underwater scene. I love your doodling, I have to make myself step away when I have black and white pens in my hand lol xx

  10. Gorgeous cards and I love the doodles! Thanks for joining me on my challenge at Stampotique this week.x

  11. These are both stunning! Your backgrounds are so pretty, and I like the way you highlighted just one flower and one word--very powerful!

  12. Wow Mo, I agree with you about these paints, I just love the way they blended together! Fabulous colour combos! Love those stamps too, and the highlights with the white pen, really makes that flower look 3D! Just gorgeous, the both of them!! You are a talented lady my friend! until next time, big hugs :)

  13. These are gorgeous, I love those backgrounds!
    Alison xxx

  14. Well, I'd love to try the decoart media paints, I see so much wonderful work done with them, and this is no exception, gorgeous backgrounds Mo, 2 fabulous APC's as a result and you can probably guess I like seeing how things are made so thanks for the mini tutorial, love them! Ruth xx

  15. Oh yes those backgrounds are gorgeous! Another product to add to my whish list... Love how the flowers take centre stage on the panels.

  16. Lovely bright colours and the flowers look fab!

  17. Wonderful effects, flowers are always a winner for me! xx

  18. These are fabulous, I really love how they turned out!!

  19. Completely love these. Great work with the paints, especially those silvery bubbles - yum! Fab stamping too. Two more wonderful APCs.
    Alison xx

    1. WOW! Wonderful art projects!
      Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

      xx Arwen

  20. I love how those colors came together as well and the shine on the silver is gorgeous.