I recently purchased the Clean Color Real Brush Pens and wanted to try my hand in some watercolor. What better way than to use on the many beautiful flower images from Penny Black!
SUPPLIES Stamps: Poppy Trio (40-311); Eloquence (30-162) Color: Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Pens (Zig); Archival Black Ink (Ranger), Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko) Other: Clear Embossing Folder; Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)
I decided to use Poppy Trio (40-311) as my image. It is such a pretty image and I wish I had inked it sooner. The pens are very easy to use. I started from light to dark with the various shades of each color used. The image was stamped on a watercolor paper panel. Once completed, I trimmed and mounted the panel on a green card green folded card. I The sentiment from Eloquence (30-162) was stamped and embossed.
Have a great weekend!
Hope you all are off to a great weekend!
Every year I make a card for my daughter at the start of school. It’s her last year of Middle School (yikes!) and I wanted to make her something special and meaningful. I kinda surprise her with it and hide it in her backpack the night before the first day. I “try” not to mention it to her hoping it will be a happy surprise for her.
Anyway, here is my card.
SUPPLIES Stamps: In My Heart (Mama Elephant); Bring on the Sun (Technique Tuesday); KP Come Sail Away (SSS) Dies: In My Heart (Mama Elephant); Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant); Full Card Sunshine (SSS) Color: Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Koi Watercolor Pocket Field Sketch Box (Sakura); Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Shaded Lilac, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink (Ranger); Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko) Other: Wink of Stella Clear (Zig); Patterned Paper (Martha Stewart)
I just realized I never finished this post! Goes to show how scatterbrained I can be when I’m multi-tasking.
I wanted to use some stamps and dies that have been untouched (and believe me there are many). I love Mama Elephant stamps. The images just make you smile.
I am participating in the current SSS Wednesday Challenge: Use a Stamp
I am very excited to be a Simplicity Sister! I’m kicking off this month on the blog. Here’s a peek….
I hope you check out my card as well as instructions on the Simplicity Sisters blog.
Guess what?! I’m now a Simplicity Sister! I’m so very excited to join all the ladies in this group. If you’ve been following my blog, I tend to gravity to the clean and simple look. Watch out for more this Thursday!
And to check out my “sisters” past work, click on here.
I’ve been playing with watercolors and attempted to color with no lines.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Divine (40-372) Dies: Hooray (51-038) Color: Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: Foam (Michaels); Colored Cardstock (Michaels); Bristol Paper (Strathmore); Misti Stamp Positioner, Craft Worksheet (Ranger)
I made tried to make it easy for myself. I used the Misti Stamp Positioner to ink Divine (40-372) on my Bristol card panel. I stamped the flowers first using Tattered Rose Distress Ink. I then stamped the stems using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.
I directly pressed various pink hues of Distress Ink on my craft sheet and lightly sprayed each color with water to create my color palette. These hues were used to color the flowers. I first started with the darkest colors and blended the lights into the darks.
Once the panel was dry, I die cut “Enjoy” from the set Hooray (51-038). I die cut “Enjoy” 2 more times and adhered it to the first cut. Colored card stocking matching the colors of the flower were added to the panel. I added a slightly smaller rectangle to the back of the card panel and adhered it to the base. Finally, I adhered the die cut back into the panel to complete the card.
It’s been a relaxing summer. I’m still enjoying time with my family and I’m loving it.
Here is a card I made a few weeks ago.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Softly (40-319); Wishes (30-103) Color: Koi Watercolor Field Sketch Set (Sakura); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko); Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: Watercolor Paper (Strathmore); Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore); White Embossing Powder (Ranger); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Versamark (Tsukineko)
I love the cling stamp Softly (40-319) and thought I’d play with it again and do a little watercolor. It’s simple. I stamped and embossed the image with white embossing powder. I then colored the image using my Koi Watercolor Field Sketch set. The sentiment was from Wishes (30-103). I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to create the background. Once my watercolor paper panel was dry, I mounted it on a arcrylic paper panel. The card was mounted on my card base and voila!
Simple as can be.
I am submitting this to the SSS Monday Challenge: Anything Goes
Until next time!
I finally am making time to share a card before the month ends. My family is on vacation and I just didn’t have the time to post during all the preparation and packing. We are away for a month escaping the heat and visiting family.
My husband’s birthday was a few months ago and I had made 2 cards for him. This is the second card also using the clear set Man’s Best Friend (30-120). As you may know, I adore this set.
SUPPLIES Stamps: All Penny Black Man’s Best Friend (30-120); Sprigs (30-284); Snippets (30-283) Dies: Flower Portrait (51-114) Patterned Paper: Painted Blooms (80-009) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko); Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Green Hills Midtone; Field Greens Midtone (Hero Arts); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Scoreboard (Martha Stewart); Clear EP (Ranger)
I just love this little dog image and I thought I’d have him run through some “grass”. I used an image from the Sprigs (30-284) set which I stamped with various shades of green ink. I used blue shades of Distress Ink to create the sky. Taking patterned paper from the Painted Blooms (80-009) collection, I created a frame using the Flower Portrait (51-114) die set. Finally, I used my scoreboard to create narrow vertical lines on my card panel.
Ths is my favorite of the two. It just makes me smile.
Hope you enjoy your week.