Showing posts with label Watercoloring. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Watercoloring. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Framed Poppies

Today I have a card to share that I made for two challenges -  Sunday's Featured Stamper challenge over at Splitcoaststampers and the April CAS Watercolour Card Challenge.
I CASEd a card of Angie's (stampinhappy on SCS) that had a poppies image on it and the CAS Watercolour challenge is to use poppies - so I hit two challenges with one card!

It seems I only have two poppy stamps in my vast array of floral stamps in my craft room!??
Today I used a two stamp set from Rubbernecker aptly called Watercolor Poppies for my card.  I put the flower piece in my Stamp Platform and colored the areas on the stamp with Ranger Distress Markers -Festive Berries on the poppies, Forest Moss on the leaves and Gathered Twigs on the stems.  I spritzed the stamp with water and pressed it against a panel of watercolor paper.

I dried the panel with my heat tool and then positioned the outline stamp over the colored image, put the outline stamp on the Stamp Platform, inked it in black and pressed it over the panel.
This is a great way to watercolor a stamp if your not adept at regular watercoloring ie. with water and paint (which I am NOT although I'm trying to learn!) 

I die cut the panel using the medium frame from Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles from PTI (they are presently on sale!).  Then I layered the outer frame on foam dots onto a white card base and adhered the inside panel inside the frame.

Also Linking my card to:


Use some kind of Water
I 'inked' my stamp with Distress Markers and spritzed with water

Stamps:  Water Color Poppies - Rubbernecker
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Paper:  Water color - Canson, White - PTI
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers Festive Berries, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs,  Stamp Platform - Tonic, water mister, heat tool, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, foam dots.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Easter Daisies

I'm madly making Easter cards to both sell at my church as well as send out to relatives and friends.  Today I have a floral card (rather than eggs or bunnies) with an Easter sentiment, since in my part of the world, Easter comes at springtime!
I used a watercolor technique to stamp my Dancing Daisies onto vellum.  I placed the stamp in my Stamp Platform, colored over the stamp areas with 4 colors of Ranger Distress Markers (Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss), spritzed with water lightly (as I was stamping on vellum that obviously won't absorb the water!) and pressed it onto the vellum. 
I let the vellum panel dry, then I die cut the vellum panel as well as a white panel using Scallop Stackers: Small from PTI.  I adhered the two die cuts together using 1/8" Scortape just around the outside edge and adhered that panel to a white card base.   I stamped the sentiment from Easter Alleluias from PTI onto a punched oval and adhered that directly onto the panel.

I'm linking my card to several challenges:

my sketch fits accept for the one daisy that goes off to the right!

Stamps:  Dancing Daisies - Penny Black, Easter Alleluias - PTI
Paper:  vellum, white, Lavender Moon - PTI
Ink:  Autumn rose - PTI
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss, Stamp Platform - Tonic/Tim Holtz, water mister, 1/8" ScorTape, oval punch - SU.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Mid Month Reminder - Feb CAS Stencil Challenge - Powdered Inks

I'm here today to remind you about the Feb CAS Stencil Challenge - you still have time to enter - the link is open until Feb 24th!
For my card today - I again used Brushos (Lemon) which I sprinkled over my stencil and then spritzed with water.  You'll find links to technique videos over at CAS Stencil if you need some inspiration.

The stencil is Bold Florals from ARTplorations, the sentiment is from Perfect Match by PTI, the hearts were cut with Mix and Mat Hearts Die from PTI.
I cut the stenciled panel in two and made two similar cards. 
The Lemon Brushos has a little bit of red/orange in it so I could use red for the framing and sentiment strip for Valentine's day!

After I did the stenciling -  I turned my wet-with-Brushos stencil over and pressed it onto another panel of watercolor paper, covered it with a piece of computer paper and rubbed over it.  This gave me a negative print of the stencil, shown on the bottom of the photo below.
I used that negative print to make a sympathy card - I used the whole panel since it had a lot of white on it - I feel that it is still CAS. 
 (I think I like the look of the negative stenciling better than the stenciling?!)
So please join us and show us how you use powdered inks with your stencils!  You'll find the challenge info as well as creative inspiration from the Design Team over at the CAS Stencil blog here.

I'm also linking my card to:
I used water and Brushos through and on my stencil for positive and negative prints

I used a new stencil

Stamps:  Perfect Match - PTI, Words of Comfort - PTI
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, white, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise  - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Lemon Brushos, water mister, Bold Florals Stencil - STAMPlorations, Mix & Mat Confetti Die - PTI, foam dots.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Red and Pink Watercolor Tree

I recently purchased a lovely 3 piece stamp set from Rubbernecker Stamps called Gentle Breeze.  
I hadn't really looked at the stamp when it arrived - just put it in my floral stamp drawer to use later.  On Saturday I participated in the Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers where we were to be inspired by the All Posters Website (wow, what a lot of inspiration there!).  
I came upon this poster 
and it made me think of my Rubbernecker stamp. So I got it out and created this card.
The stamp set has 3 stamps in it - the landscape piece, the tree piece and the grasses piece - so it's easy to get different colors on the different pieces.  
I decided to do a watercolor technique where I put one of the stamps in my Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform (these stamps are red rubber but not on wood and you can use red rubber stamps in this platform.) I colored the stamp using Ranger Distress Markers in the colors I wanted, spritzed the stamp with water and then pressed the stamp on a panel of watercolor paper.  I repeated this with the tree stamp and the grasses stamp.  The Distress Markers I used are Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy, Spiced Marmalade, Gathered Twigs and Peeled Paint. I die cut the panel with Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangle from PTI.  

I really loved how this came out and was eager to watercolor it again!  

So I happened to check out the February CAS Watercolour Card Challenge and saw that it was to use Reds and Pinks.  I thought I'd try these unusual colors with this stamp set and created a Valentine by adding 3 stamped hearts and a Valentines sentiment after I did the water coloring.   The Distress Markers I used on this card are Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Spun Sugar and Aged Mahogany.
 I'm linking this Valentine card to:

First Tree Card
Stamps: Gentle Breeze #1027 - Rubbernecker Stamps
Paper:  watercolor paper - Canson, White - PTI
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Positioning platform, Ranger Distress Markers Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy, Spiced Marmalade, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, water mister, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangle - PTI

Valentine Tree Card
Stamps: Gentle Breeze #1027 - Rubbernecker Stamps, Perfect Match (hearts and sentiment) - PTI 
Paper: watercolor paper - Canson, White - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Pure Poppy - PTI
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Positioning Platform, Ranger Distress Markers Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Spun Sugar and Aged Mahogany, water mister, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangle - PTI

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Blue and Silver Winter Wishes

Today I'm playing along with two of Loll and Bonnie's CAS Challenges.
 I believe I hit both challenges with one card!
I added silver Stickles to the tree (seen better on the photo below) and adhered the watercolor panel to a slightly larger metallic silver panel.  
The sentiment sticker (Metallic Stickers Holiday Talk/Idea-ology) is silver on black.
I placed my tree stamp (Christmas Glow from Penny Black - a purchase made after seeing Loll's beautiful card here) in my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, inked it with Ranger Distress Salty Ocean, spritzed it with water and pressed it onto a panel of watercolor card.  I dried it with my heat tool and added dots of Silver Ice Stickles and the sentiment sticker.

This could be used for either a Christmas Card or a winter note - depending on what I stamp on the inside!

I love the watery look of inking the stamp this way - now I need to try it with just straight inking to see how much detail it shows!

Stamps:  Christmas Glow - Penny Black
Paper:  white - PTI, Pewter Mirror Paper - Michaels
Ink:  Ranger Distress Salty Ocean
Accessories:  Silver Ice Stickles, Metallic Stickers Holiday Talk - Idea-ology, water mister, stamp platform - Tim Holtz/Tonic.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Mid-Month CAS Mix Up Card Challenge Reminder -

We're halfway through September already and it's time to remind you about the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge -  Ink Stamps with Markers!   For your inspiration, there are links to a lot of fun technique videos over at the Blog.
For this card I was inspired by Sandy Allnock's video - Inking the stamps with Tombow Markers, stamping them on watercolor paper and then brushing over them with a slightly wet paint brush to move the colors.  I also used die cuts - Noted Scalloped Square from PTI and Mini Provincial 3D Impresslits from Tim Holtz/Sizzix (these are SO cool!)
I just love the little watercolor garden scene I created here - and it was SO simple! I'm definitely making more of these!  I have some older red rubber-on-wood Art Impressions stamps that I used but I guess they make them as clear stamps now as that is what Sandy used in her video here:  Art Impressions Watercolor by Sandy Allnock (12:20)   She used these stamps.

So please join the rest of the Design Team as well as our September Guest Designer:  Chrissie (Simply One of a Kind) and link your CAS card up at the CAS Mix Up Challenge Blog - you have until Sept 24th!

Also linking this to:
The Flower Challenge


Stamps:  Large Foliage, Salvia Branch - Art Impressions, Small Grass - Sutter Enterprise, Tiny Dots - Magenta.
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, Kraftstock Metallic - Tim Hiltz/Idea-ology
Accessories:  Tombow Markers - gray, green, blue, pink, purple, Noted Scalloped Square dies - PTI, 3D Impresslits Mini Provincial die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, foam dots, paint brush, water.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Just Us Girls - I'm the July Guest Designer! Color Week

I'm back again as the July Guest Designer for Just Us Girls!
This week is Color Week and here is the challenge!
I often have trouble creating when I am told to use certain colors (!?) it can mess with my mojo!  But this week was a breeze because I just got out the same stamps I used last week on my JUGS card since they are perfect for these colors! 
I cut a panel of water color paper, masked an area to create my section of 'ocean' and pounced the panel onto my craft mat where I had rubbed Ranger Distress Cracked Pistachio and then spritzed with water.  When I had achieved the coverage I wanted, I removed the mask and dried the panel with my heat tool.  To define the edges better, I drew lines with my 01 Black Micron Pen.

Then I got out the PTI Salt Air: Fauna and Salt Air: Flora stamps and dies. (The stamps seem to be back in the shop but the dies are still back ordered).  I selected what fauna and flora I wanted and stamped them onto the die cuts using Pale Peony and Aqua Mist PTI Inks.  I layered them over the 'ocean' strip with foam dots, stamped the Psalm verse from an older Sweet N Sassy set called Beauty by the Sea and added 3 enamel dots.

I layered the panel to a slightly larger Hawaiian Shores panel and then to a white card base.

So being told what colors to use wasn't so terrible for me this time! 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer - getting outdoors and enjoying yourself - maybe even getting to the beach?!  Looking at this card makes me want to go there!

So please join us over at Just Us Girls showing us your creation using aqua, pink and white!  You have until 9 pm EST July 26th to link up your card.  I'll be back next Saturday with my last creation as Guest Designer for JUGS.  What a fun month I've been having creating along this talented team!

I'm also linking my card to:
CAS Watercolour Card Challenge 

Stamps:  Salt Air: Fauna, Salt Air Flora - PTI, Beauty by the Sea (retired) - Sweet N Sassy.
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, white, Haraiian Shores - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Pale Peony and Aqua Mist - PTI, Ranger Distress Cracked Pistachio.
Accessories:  Eclipse Tape (for mask), craft mat, water mister, enamel dots, 01 Black Micron Pen, foam dots,  Salt Air: Fauna Die set and Salt Air: Flora Die set - PTI.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Mid Month Reminder - July CAS Mix Up Challenge - Color Your Dies!

I'm here today with a mid-month reminder about the fun July CAS Mix Up Card Challenge -  this month Bonnie has asked us to color our die cuts!
This time I water colored my die cuts using Ranger Distress Inks.
I used Lovely Layers dies from PTI to die cut my flower out of watercolor paper.  Then I picked out what color Distress inks I wanted to use - Mowed Lawn, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade and Frayed Burlap. I rubbed one color at a time onto my craft mat, spritzed the color with water and brushed the watery color over each die cut piece.
I dried each piece with my heat tool and then dipped my brush into clean water and splattered the water onto each piece one at a time, drying each piece with my heat tool.  I love the added texture the water spots create!
I adhered the flower layers to each other with foam dots accept for the smallest one, which I just glued on.  I added a little curve to the leaf/petals  pieces with my finger before adhering them to each other. I added a brown enamel dot to the center.  Then I adhered the flower to a white card panel with another foam dot.
I stamped the sentiment  from Lovely Layers Stamp Set from PTI beneath the flower and adhered the panel to a white card base.

So please join us in this fun challenge - to color your die cuts!  It's always fun to find new ways to use our craft supplies right?!

You'll find YouTube Videos of different ways to color your die cuts as well as some awesome inspiration from the Design Team  as well as our awesome guest designer Susan Joyce (Cat's InkCorporated) over at the CAS Mix Up Blog here.  You have until July 24th to link up your cards!

Stamps:  Lovely Layers Stamp Set - Papertrey Ink.
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, white - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Frayed Burlap, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Lovely Layers Die Collection - PTI, foam dots, brown enamel dot, water, paint brush, heat tool.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Just Us Girls - I'm July Guest Designer! Trend Week

I'm back again as the July Guest Designer for Just Us Girls
I was asked because I was chosen Chic of the Week on May 18th.
This week it's Trend Week and here is the challenge!
There are so many wonderful techniques for watercoloring a background.  
Today I used Ranger Distress Inks - rubbed onto my craft mat and spritzed with water to make my background.  I did one color at a time - pouncing the watercolor paper panel into the wet water-based ink on the mat.  I dried the panel with my heat tool and then pounced it again into the wet ink until I was happy with how it looked (I like lots of spots!).  
Then I wiped off my craft mat and rubbed the next color on and spritzed with water following the same steps as with the first color.  I used 3 Distress Inks for my background in this order - Twisted Cintron, Mermaid Lagoon, and Hickory Smoke.
I also got to use my brand new stamps and dies from PTI 
(I love when I use new stuff right away! Often times it sits in my craft room until I forget I bought it!)  Salt Air - Flora and dies, Salt Air - Fauna and dies and Salt Air Sentiments.

Inside I stamped: Let's Shell-ebrate!  It's Your Birthday!  and I also stamped a shell.

So please join us over at Just Us Girls showing us how you watercolor a background!  You have until 9 pm EST July 19th to link up your card.  You'll find lots of inspiration from the wonderfully talented Design Team as well!

I'm linking my card to:
Seize the Birthday

Stamps:  Salt Air - Flora, Salt Air - Fauna, Salt Air Sentiments - Papertrey Ink.
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, White, Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Ocean Tides, Dark Indigo, Blueberry Sky, Orange Zest, Cocoa Bean - PTI, Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Cintron, Hickory Smoke.
Accessories:  Salt Air - Flora Die set, Salt Air - Fauna Die Set - PTI, foam dots, green dew drops, Tombow Glue, craft mat, heat tool, water mister.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Just Us Girls - I'm the July Guest Designer! Word Week

I am so thrilled and excited to have been asked to be the July Guest Designer over at Just Us Girls!  I was asked because I was chosen Chic of the Week on May 18th.
This week is Word Week and the word is 'CITRUS'.
It appears that I don't  have any citrus stamps in my craft room (!?!?!?!) so I used citrus colors - orange, lemon, and melon
Here's a little explanation of how I made this lovely stenciled background for my card.
First I laid my stencil over a panel of watercolor paper, shook 3 different colors of Brusho over the stencil.  Then I spritzed water over the stencil until the colors were activated to my liking. 
I removed the stencil, turned it over so the watery Brushos still on the stencil were facing down and laid the stencil onto another panel of water color paper and pressed over it with a paper towel.  This gave me a negative outline print of the stencil. 
 I dried both with my heat tool.   Then I laid the clean stencil over the negative print of the stencil (bottom left) and sponged Distress Inks over the stencil. (Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters)  Top left is the original stencil print using Brushos and water over the stencil.  Bottom left is the negative print of the stencil sponged over with Distress Inks.
Another view -  on the right below is the negative print of the stencil before sponging and on the left  is how it looks after I sponged color through the stencil.  
 (I made a bunch of these panels because I was so excited about how wonderful they came out - so these below don't match each other but they do show before and after!)
Another look at the negative stencil and the inks and Brushos used (Lemon, Orange and Grey).
I know this may sound difficult as it took a lot of words to explain it (!)  but it's really simple when you just do it! And isn't the result beautiful!?!
So please join us over at Just Us Girls showing us how the word Citrus inspires you!  You'll also find lots of inspiration from the creative Design Team!  You have until 9 pm EST July 12th to link up your card.

I'm also linking my card to:
The Card Concept
my card is mixed media, inspired by the orange blossoms and green leaves

Stamps:  Sentiment Staples: Birthday - PTI
Paper:  Watercolor Paper - Canson, Orange Zest, Limeaide Ice and White - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters.
Accessories:  Bloom Boldly Stencil - Artplorations, Brushos Lemon, Grey and Orange, green enamel dots, foam dots.