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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Celebrating National Coloring Book Day with STAMPlorations



Today is National Coloring Book day and STAMPlorations is celebrating with a blog hop and Linky party! We are debuting STAMPlorations new coloring book Blossom Bliss. This is the 3rd coloring book from STAMPlorations that was created with cardmakers in mind. Each page has 2 identical card front sized images to color. My first card takes advantage of having 2 copies of an image by using the Spotlight technique:




I used Prismacolor pencils to color one of the card panels. I then used a butterfly die to cut out part of the colored panel. I adhered that butterfly to the uncolored card panel to create the spotlight. I matted that panel with purple cardstock and then adhered it to a white card base.

I used Derwent Inktense pencils and an aquabrush for my second card:


To finish this card off I adhered some iridescent gems to the centers of the little flowers.

My last card was colored with Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens. The colors are really bright and the nibs are very fine and can get into the smallest spaces:


I left some of the leaves uncolored and just outlined them so that the colors pop.

Here are the details for the blog hop and linky party:
There will be 2 winners:
- one (1) will receive a copy of Blossom Bliss and $15 GC to the store -- randomly drawn from entries in the linky party
- one (1) will win a $10 GC to the store -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and designers' blogs.
Linking up and commenting is from August 2 to 9, with the winners announced on August 10.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Online Card Class - Simply Watercolor - Card 8


Another "critters" card:


Another copy of Kristina's card - another very difficult card to create - again, this is why I stamp!

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Online Card Class - Simply Watercolor - Card 7


This card is homework from the "critters" day of class:


It is a copy of Kristina's card and my 4th try at it!! This is why I use stamps!

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Online Card Class - Simply Watercolor - Card 6


Here is card #6:


I used my Koi Field Watercolors on Arches water color paper and a #4 brush. I love using the wet on wet technique to let the colors blend together.

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Online Card Class - Simply Watercolor - Cards 4 and 5


I am back with another class assignment. I made two versions of a card. The first one was done on Arches watercolor paper using my Kuretake Gamsai Tambi watercolors:


I found it very difficult to do the lettering and was not thrilled with my results. I decided to create another one on smoother watercolor paper. I also decided to use Twinkling H2O's for the background paint so there is a shimmer and shine for more interest:


I still am not happy with the sentiment but it was easier to paint on the smoother paper.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Online Card Class - Simply Watercolor - Card 3


My third card for class:


This time I used my Kuretake Gamsai Tambi watercolor paints. They are so creamy and nice to work with.

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Online Card Class - Simply Watercolor - Card 2


My second card for class:


Again, I used my Koi watercolors and #4 round brush.

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