Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Thinking of You

This is another pass at the Negative Space Coloring technique that Jennifer McGuire showed in a video. Last time I masked the image and watercolored the background. This time I stamped the flower with a light color distress ink with my MISTI. I left the stamp on the MISTI and took off the square panel with the inked image and colored around the image with Copic markers. I then placed the colored panel back in my MISTI and stamped the image again with Versamark ink and then embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I also silver embossed the sentiment. Next I embossed a piece of white card stock with a Sizzix embossing folder and then cut out the tag with a Pretty Pink Posh tag die. I adhered the colored panel to the tag with double sided sticky tape and punched a hole in the top with my Cropodile.  This is for the Winnie & Walter Belated 2nd Birthday Bash - anything but a card challenge and for the florals challenge.

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Happy Birthday

This is for the Winnie & Walter Belated 2nd Birthday Bash - rainbow challenge. It's a one layer card using distress inks and the sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. I also stamped the image on the inside.

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Happy Mothers Day

I'm still trying to get to all of the challenges for Winnie & Walter's Belated 2nd Birthday Bash. This card was created for the gold + watercolor challenge and flower challenge and is more my normal style. This was done with a new to me technique called Negative Space Coloring by Jennifer McGuire.  I stamped the flower and stem with Versamark ink onto watercolor paper and embossed with gold embossing powder. I colored in the images with the Molotow masking pen. Once that was dry I watercolored the entire square panel. Once that was dry I removed the mask. I colored the watercolored background with a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen.
All images are from Winnie & Walter as well as the sentiment.

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Monday, February 22, 2016


This is for the Winnie & Walter Belated 2nd Birthday Bash:

I am submitting this to two of the challenges - color challenge to use aqua/turquoise, coral and lime and to the inlaid die cutting challenge.

I tried a new to me technique that Jennifer McGuire was teaching - watercolor lifting. On watercolor paper you lay down dye ink from markers, ink pads, etc (I used distress markers) and then use clean water and a paint brush and move the colors around. Then when the panel is completely dry clear emboss your images - here I used balloons, streamers and stars. After the images are embossed cover the panel again with clean water and lift up the color with a paper towel or baby wipe. The original color is trapped under the embossing and the other color lightens up as you remove it.
For the inlaid die cut I used the W&W party die and cut it out of the water colored panel. Then I cut it again out of turquoise card stock. I put tape on the backside of the water color panel to adhere the turquoise die cut. Remember to keep the inside of the "p" and "y" loops to replace back onto the watercolor panel!!

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Monday, February 15, 2016


The second challenge for the Winnie & Walter Belated 2nd Birthday Bash was to create your own background. Another challenge is called "over the edge" so I continued the background pattern so that some of the balloons were off of the edge. All the stamps and the die cut are from Winnie & Walter sets. I used Distress Inks for the stamping and my MISTI to line up the balloons.

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Happy Birthday

This was created for the color challenge on SCS tonight and the Less is More challenge: One Laer Card and include a stem:

The Penny Black flowers were colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter.

I'm submitting this to Kathy's 30 day coloring challenge:

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Happy 2nd Anniversary Winnie & Walter!

This is for the Winnie & Walter Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Challenge: Two Challenge with Shay.
We needed to use the number 2 or two of something on our card. Obviously I used a 2 but I also used two Winnie & Walter stamp sets to make this card. I also used 1 stamp and 1 die (2 different media).
All materials are from Winnie & Walter except for the "2nd" die cuts (those are from PaperTrey).

I am also submitting this to Kathy's 30 day coloring challenge:

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