Wednesday 10 April 2013

A final sneak peek...

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So we're at the final day of the sneaky peeks for the Uniko Studio April release! All of the products that we've featured from Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4 will be available to purchase tomorrow!

Today we're giving you a sneak peek of another gorgeous stamp set and digital paper collection. Both products feature one of my favourite flowers and a variety that's close to my heart: Chrysanthemums. My dad loved Chrysanthemums :)

The digital paper pack is fabulous, (keep your eyes peeled for a project using it tomorrow *wink*) but I really wanted to focus on the stamp set, 'Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum' for today's card.  I had such pleasure in inking this set up, and the amazing detail of those stamps begged me to try out a bit of watercolouring thanks to some inspiration a la Debby Hughes :)

tips and tricks
  • When using a watercolour technique, it really helps to emboss the outline image of the stamp you're using. The raised edge prevents any ink from bleeding outside the lines.
  • You don't need watercolour paints to watercolour! Use your acrylic stamping block as your watercolour pallette and your inks as your paint. Tap the ink pad directly on to acrcylic block and mix with a damp paintbrush. The more water you add, the paler the colour. 
  • There isn't a stem stamp in the set (though there are some beautiful leaves!) so I simply used an Promarker to draw in my stem :)  
I know I've said it every day so far, but please check out the rest of the Uniko Studio DT if you haven't arleady. I've already had a sneak peek of their projects: you won't be disappointed!

Bev @ Uniko Studio   
Aimes - That's me! :)


Taheerah (Guest DT)

And of course, be sure to let Uniko Studio what you think of the sneaky peeks so far via the blog and/or Facebook page. There's prizes to be won!



June K said...

What a lovely chrysanthemum card! You did a wonderful job with the flower. My dad loved chrysanthemums, too. He used to grow them. When I see mums I think of him.

Beverley said...

LOVE this Aimes :) Chrysanthemums were one of my Mums favourite flowers too & so that is one reason this set is being released this month. I see I need a 'stem' stamp set to coordinate with all the Pure Florals flower heads! Genius to draw your own though! Hugs Bev x

Lynn said...

Love the soft feel of this card Aimes...the water coloring is beautiful.

Brandi said...

Wow! This is so cute!

A Consuming Passion said...

Wow.....stunning card for the final day of the sneak've done a great job I'm sure Beverley will be busy tomorrow!

Harriet said..., love this stamp. Your card is beautiful. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Another beauty! That flower is gorgeous done in watercolors :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Stunning! The yellow is fantastic!

Sabrina said...

What a beautiful card and thank you for the tips! They really do come in handy!!

JW said...

Really stunning! It's brightened my day seeing this! Jill x

Stacey Schafer said...


Mandy said...

another fabulous creation Aimes

Taheerah said...

Love this Aimes! Such a great idea to watercolour that bloom! And was so touching to read how this flower was so loved by your Dad. I know he would love this. :-)

Debby said...

Luminous Aimes!

Anonymous said...

Great CAS card. Beautiful flower. Thanks.

ezobo said...

A stunning card. Thank you for your tips. I just learned about the watercolour technique and have been eager to try it. This stamp is perfect for it.

Maureen said...

stunningly gorgeous, Duchess! I keep meaning to watercolour and keep forgetting! Really, I need to try it soon! I'm loving the patterned paper ;) ox

JJ Bolton said...

Gorgeousness! Love your tips too!

Laurie said...

Simply gorgeous, my friend!!

~amy~ said...


Viv said...

Beautiful card :) Viv xx

Nicki S said...

Just beautiful! Great soft colors!! LOVE!

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