Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Make It Monday #246 - Faux Brush Lettering

Hello friends.  This week the talented Amy Sheffer is hosting the Make It Monday challenge, and she is showing us how to do faux brush lettering.  I didn't stray far from Amy's design as hers was so totally perfect that I just had to CASE some of it! 


I started with the "happy" from the Wet Paint stamp set and used Almost Amethyst & Lovely Lilac inks (retired SU! colors) and my Aqua Painter to do my faux brush lettering.  While I don't think mine came out quite like Amy's (you really do have to THINK about where you're placing your darker color to mimic the brushstrokes!), it didn't come out too badly for a first try!!  Next I added my wreath (Twig Wreath) in Green Parakeet ink (LOVE this green!!) and then started decorating with flowers and leaves from Twig Wreath and Friendly Flowers stamp sets, using Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst, Green Parakeet, & New Leaf inks.  I used the Cover Plate: Pretty Frame die just like Amy did to frame my floral wreath, and then added a few sequins to finish off my card!

Make sure you check out Amy's beautiful card and video for all the how to's, and then play along right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)

20 comments:

  1. A beautiful wreath, Marcia. Just love those spring colors together! And your lilac frame is perfect. Always fun to try something new!

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  2. Oh, a stunning card...I was looking through my stash thinking of a wreath, apparently I didn't see this one, because this is just what I envisioned!! Gorgeous card! And great faux lettering!

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  3. Real pretty.. love the faux watercolors soft effect. Your card is wonderful and I love all the flowers, I'm ready for summer.

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  4. Marcia, this used to be one of my favorite color combinations that I used all the time and I think I need to start using it again. So beautiful. Love it

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  5. What a stunning card this is, Marcia! I love this color palette and think I need to use it again. Your faux lettering came out great!

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  6. A beautiful card Marcia! Love that colour combo and your brush lettering looks great.

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  7. I love this, Marcia! Your faux brush lettering looks beautiful, and I especially love the wreath arrangement! Thanks so much for playing along!

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  8. Your card is beautiful! I love that lettering technique and your color combination is gorgeous!

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  9. This is just lovely! I LOVE these colors!! and your design is so pretty!! You did a wonderful job on your faux lettering! it looks really authentic!

    Patti

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  10. Gorgeous card- love your brush stroke lettering and all those flowers.

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  11. Marcia I love that you stamped the wreath around your beautifuly brushed letters! Absoultly gorgeous with the cluster of blooms and stamped sprigs ! Love this !

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  12. I'm loving this one, Marcia. Your brushed lettering is perfect plus the colours and layout of this card are so pretty.

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  13. Beautiful spring wreath Marcia! Love the colors and design.

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  14. Your card is beautiful! I do like the shadowy effect of the brush stroke technique--great job!

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  15. What a beautiful Springtime Masterpiece! Love your wreath and those beautiful flowers.....gorgeous colors!

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  16. Beautiful and a fun technique. Love how you did your card. It is a breath of spring.

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  17. What a good idea to place the wreath around your faux lettering (which looks great by the way)! A very pretty color combination all around.

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  18. Beautiful! Love the colours and your brush lettering is wonderfully done! I agree with the others--the twin wreath around the sentiment frames it beautifully.

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  19. Marcia, one again you rocked the technique with your beautiful brushed sentiment encircled with a wreath all "dressed" in gorgeous colorful florals. Fabulous combination!

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