Good morning! I’m thrilled to be a stop on the hop of the Pinkfresh Studios January release blog hop! Last month I checked off one of the items on my bucket list: seeing NYC at Christmastime! And one of my favorite photos I took was looking up at the enormous buildings in Rockefeller Center. Can you see the moon peeking out from the clouds?
So when the January release landed on my doorstep I was so excited to be able to basically recreate that feeling of looking up at the night sky surrounded by all these city buildings!
To start I placed the Lost in the City stamp on the lid of my MISTI. I also placed the large sentiment from Scripted Bold Sentiments 2 onto the lid of a second MISTI. First I inked the city stamp with soft granite ink and stamped it onto the smooth side of a piece of arches watercolor paper. Then I stamped it again with versamark. Without embossing I moved the panel to the second MISTI and stamped the sentiment with versafine. While all the ink was still sticky I heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. This ensured that the sentiment and buildings would be nice and smooth. If I had embossed the building first it might have cause the sentiment to be a little lumpy stamping it over the embossed buildings.
Next I taped the panel to a hardboard and watercolored it with liquid watercolors. I used watered down Licorice for the buildings and Aquamarine, Sky Blue, Lavender, and Sapphire for the sky. (Also, just FYI I own the original version of these liquid watercolors in the glass bottles. They’re the same as the new bottles, just different packaging!) While that was drying I stamped the sentiment from Lost in the City with versafine onto white cardstock and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I trimmed it down to a thin label and added foam mounting tape to the back. Once the watercolors were dry I trimmed that panel down and adhered it to a black card base. I added a few stars to the sky with a white gel pen and adhered the rest of the sentiment with foam mounting tape. And that’s it!
To celebrate the Pinkfresh Studio January release, EVERY stop on the hop is giving away a $25 gift certificate! The full January release is also being given away on the Pinkfresh Studio blog and instagram account! To enter, leave a comment on all the hop stops before 11:59PM ET Saturday, January 21st for the most chances to win! Winners will be posted on the Pinkfresh Studio blog on Sunday, January 20th. Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Laura Bassen!! If you get lost or encounter a broken link, here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
Thanks so much for stopping by, have an amazing day, and enjoy the hop!
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