Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Hello, friends!

I know it has been awhile since I've posted. Lots of things have happened in the last year, the biggest of which was I was away from my craft supplies. As a result, I couldn't create my usual cards. I did, however, become more interested in watercoloring because I received some supplies for Christmas. So, really I haven't stopped creating, just blogging.

I have now started posting again, but not here on my blog. I am now on Instagram where I share my latest watercoloring and lettering projects, along with my usual cards. My Facebook Page is still there and I post whatever I have on Instagram there as well. I have found that posting there are easier to manage than here on my blog. I've had to relearn some aspects of blogger when posting this (I'm old! :) ).

Here are some of my recent projects that I have posted on Instagram. I hope you will join me there:

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Watercolored Unity

I have two cards for you today using some Unity stamps. I love that their stamps are huge and still the old-fashioned rubber on cling.


The first one was stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Distress inks. The sentiment is by Penny Black. The wings and tag were highlighted with some fancy Want2Scrap bling. The card base, tag and lace are by Hobby Lobby. I hope you're not getting tired of the striped backgrounds. I bought a 50-card set at 50% off. You can't beat the price and the colors are lovely.
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The layout was inspired by the Unity Be Inspired Challenge and the colors by ColourQ. I'm also entering this to the SSS Wed challenge.
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For my second card, I colored directly onto the stamp and spread the color around with water on the stamped image. I splattered some water colors to add interest. The sentiment is by Penny Black and bling by Want2Scrap.
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This card is inspired by the Color Throwdown, I'm also entering this to the SSS Wed challenge.
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This is it for me today. It's a scorcher here in the south. I hope you're enjoying fine weather where you are.
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Friday, June 19, 2015

Watercolored Butterfly Cards

Before I show today's cards, a few people asked about what I meant by wet on wet technique from a previous post. here's a Youtube video that shows you what it is and how to do it. I love it for coloring backgrounds.

I have 2 CAS cards for you today using a big butterfly stamp by Indigo Blu. These were so quick and easy to make. I applied Distress markers directly on the stamp before making an impression on the water color paper.

For the first one, I added more watercolors on the stamped image and while it's wet, I loaded my brush with clean water and barely touched the wet color on the paper. This made the ink "bleed" as you see on my card. The sentiment from Tim Holtz Just Saying was heat embossed. The pearls are by Want2Scrap.
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This card is inspired by the following challenges: Paper Players (colors), Fusion (inspiration photo), Our Creative Corner (smile), SSS Wednesday (favorite technique: watercoloring), Card Concept (Butterfly effect), Muse (inspiration), ATS Challenge (CAS).
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For my second card, I spritz water directly onto the stamped image. Because orange and blue are complementary colors, when they are mixed, they make a neutral color. In this case, a dark grayish brown. The sentiment is by Avery Elle. The rhinestones are by Want2Scrap.
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This card is inspired by the following challenges: Fusion (inspiration photo), Our Creative Corner (smile), SSS Wednesday (favorite technique: watercoloring), Card Concept (Butterfly effect), ATS Challenge (CAS).
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Watercolored Flowers

I have two cards for you today that are water colored. I just love summer flowers. Even the weeds look beautiful. :) The first card, I applied distress markers directly on the stamp, then stamped on my paper. I used Hero Arts Blooming Meadow cling stamp that I found on ebay for really cheap.
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For the background I did a wet on wet technique. The pearls are by Want2Scrap. I'm entering this card to the following challenges: SSS Monday Challenge, Our Creative Corner, JUGS, Shabby Tea Room (In my garden inspiration).
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My next card has a freehand watercolored flower. I was playing around to see if I can make a messy flower using the loose watercolor technique. It's not quite what I had in mind, but I like that about this technique. You never know what you're going to end up with. :).
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The sentiment is heat embossed black using the WPlus9 Hand Lettered Thanks set.
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I'm entering this card to the following challenges: SSS Monday Challenge, Our Creative Corner, Retro Sketches, JUGS.
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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Water Color Blog Hop

It's hard to believe that I haven't posted any cards this year. This doesn't mean I haven't been creating. Since our short visit to the US changed to a temporary move, I didn't pack a bunch of supplies. So the cards I've been creating use very minimal supplies. My choice of coloring medium has been water colors because it doesn't need a lot of other things like regular stamping does.

I have been enjoying the process of learning to watercolor on my cards. When I saw that Pretty Pink Posh is hosting a water color blog hop, I was motivated to share my cards on my blog again.
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Here are a couple of cards I made. They both use Penny Black stamps. The card bases are by Hobby Lobby. The first one uses the Divine cling stamp and it's colored with Peerless Watercolors. The paper is Arches cold press.
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My second card uses Woodland Friends and colored with Distress inks and Peerless Watercolors. 
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The heart bling and rhinestone in the first card are by Want2Scrap. The paper is Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock.
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Make sure you check out the Pretty Pink Posh blog for more inspiration and information about prizes! And there are a ton of them, from your favorite paper crafting companies!
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