Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thanks A Bunch

When I first saw Darlene's video here I knew I had to try this easy watercoloring method.  The way I learn is to pretty much copy the example in a lesson and I happened to have the same stamps that Darlene used.  Here is her card:

Isn't it beautiful?!?  I wanted to make a one layer card and I loosely used the FTL 304 layout from the Clean and Simple Stamping blog.  I stamped my sentiment too high so I watercolored some more flowers and then used my Hero Arts/Sizzix butterfly Framelit die to embellish that one spot.  The flowers are from a Penny Black set and I used Distress markers and a paint brush with clean water to paint them.  The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Colored Butterfly

The SCS CAS challenge was to color an image.  I watercolored the background with water color paints and then colored in the butterfly with Twinkling H2Os.  The Hero Arts butterfly was cut out with the companion Sizzix die and adhered with foam tape.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background and embellished the watercolored panel with some pearls.
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bokeh Thanks

I learned a new to me technique, Bokeh, from a video that Dawn from WPlus9 created.  It really is so easy to do.  Here is the video.  I used blue and green watercolors and created my own stencil with Spellbinders nested circles.  To make the Bokeh effect I used Colorbox Snow White pigment ink and a dauber to fill in the various size circles.  The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti and I embellished with MME enamel dots.
I am submitting this to the Friday Mashup:

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

More Trendy Triangles

Since I had the Heidi Swapp mini stencil out I decided to make some more cards with it.  The one on the right was actually a sample panel that I made and I decided to matt it with some patterned paper I had left over from a previous card.  The one on the left was made with the stencil turned upside down from the first one.  I used a different sentiment and a few white enamel dots.

I will submit these to:
Moxie Fab World Trendy Triangle challenge:

Simply Create Too - Monochromatic:

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Happy Birthday

I created this for a couple of challenges:

Moxie Fab World - Trendy Triangles:

I used a Heidi Swapp mini stencil and blended Distress inks, using the colors for the Inspirational challenge.  The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter.

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For You

This was created for the SCS Queen for the Day challenge and for the Featured Stamper challenge.  I stamped the Penny Black poppy image with Antique Linen distress ink and then watercolored the poppies with the wet on wet technique.  I used watercolor pencils for the stems and buds.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle.

I am submitting this to Crazy for CAS challenge #51 - Watercoloring.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Stretching My Stamps With Winnie & Walter

This is a case of Dawn's card in the SYS2 class.  The card on the left was created using Winnie & Walter's The Big, The Bold and the Extras as the stamps were designed.  The one on the right was done using the back of the stamp to lay down the color and to hand draw the lines to define the flower and leaves.  The sentiment, "birthday girl" was created with each word coming from a different W&W set.  The die cut Hello is from PaperTrey.

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