Posts Tagged ‘Watercolor’

Tuesday with Tara {take 208}

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you enjoyed our Turnabout Blog Hop over the weekend- and if you haven’t checked it out yet, there is still time to hop along and leave some comments for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the online store!

Today I’m sharing another simple card that uses the ‘Hello Sunshine’ Turnabout again, along with the same four colors of Distress Oxide Ink that I used on my card for the hop: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade & Wild Honey, along with a spritz of Distress Oxide Spray in Spiced Marmalade, but this time I stamped it on a kraft card base. The effect of the yellow & orange inks on kraft is a lot more subtle, but I had something different in mind for this one… I pictured the burst design as the flash from this adorable little camera image by Picket Fence Studios!

I fell in love with this “Capture Life in Color” stamp when I saw it, though I didn’t really know what I would do with it… except to make it colorful! I love pairing bright colors with kraft so I decided to give it a go. I stamped the image twice, once on white cardstock and once directly on the kraft base. I knew I would be fussy cutting the image, but thought the words would look best as part of the base rather than having a white outline around them.

After that, I did some very simple coloring with watercolor pencils (these ones by Nuvo have a nice mix of bright colors!), fussy cut my image and adhered it with 3D Foam Squares before adding some touches of glitter with Nuvo Glitter Drops in Honey Gold & Aquatic Mist. (always apply the wet stuff last! LOL). Once it sat for a bit, I decided to add some tiny pieces of washi tape and some heart bling to balance everything and add that extra touch of texture…

This card is super simple, but I think the colors and the message really POP! Hope it makes you smile, it’s a fun use for this Turnabout stamp design.

Inky hugs,

Tara

You HOG my Heart!

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Good morning, Amy here with a little HOG and some watercoloring!

I mean how sweet is this HOG HEAVEN set by MFT??? I do love me some piggies! ;o)

I started by stamping the Little Heart Piggie/Hog with Tattered Rose Distress Ink onto Canson Watercolor paper. I then used the same color, in Tattered Rose, to watercolor the Piggie. I also used Frayed Burlap for his inner ear, nose and eyes and Tombow Hot Pink 743 for the heart. I then fussy cut him out.

I then created my base card with Cardstock from Bazzil and used  Sizzix Dotted Rectangles, but any decorative rectangle die will do, like Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Bar Rectangles. I then used a brick design paper from my stash to create my little background for the Piggie. I splattered some Hickory Smoke Distress Stain to create some texture to the white. Added some washi tape and sequins from my stash and to finish off the card, I mounted the piggie with 3D foam tape and added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the heart. Love the dimension this glaze adds. ;o)

And I like to finish the inside of my cards with a similar design as the front:

And there we have it a sweet and simple card with some watercoloring and minimal supplies.

~Happy Craftin’!~

Amy

Witch Way is the Candy ?

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Witch Way is the Candy ?

Hello Everyone. My new project for  ScrapnStamp.ca/ blog  is a Hallowe’en Card.  My Favorite Things Witch Way is the Candy ?  Stamp Set and co-ordinating dies  are the stars of todays entry.

Witch Way is the Candy  ? Stamp Set and co-ordinating dies are an  older set   that’s been released  last year after a hiatus.  It is a set that should be in everyone’s stash.

Ink to Paper:

Memories Black Dye Ink Pad was used to  stamp the two pumpkins onto masking paper and  then all stamps required  in the desired placement onto watercolour paper  to build a scene using  MISTI to ensure a crisp image.

Masking works by stamping the images to be placed in the forefront first and working back from there. This meant the smallest pumpkin stamp had to be stamped first in the bottom left to centre  on the  watercolour panel.

After both pumpkins were stamped and masks placed onto both, the cat was stamped to look as though it was sitting on the smaller pumpkin.  The masks were removed. The crescent  moon was stamped next, the witch   fit nicely in the right bottom edge ,  with the bat stamped out of the scene.

Watercolour with Scribble Sticks:

Dina Wakley’s Scribble sticks set 1 and set 2 were used to  watercolour  this card. Elephant, Sedona, Blushing, Cheddar, Evergreen, Marine, Olive, white, black, Umber, Lime, Tangerine, Magenta and  Night Scribble Sticks were used. Daniel Smith Watercolor Stick ( Cadmium Yellow Pale for the moon, Sodalite Genuine and Lunar Black  was added to darken the sides and bottom.

Die Cuts Using Gemini:

Hallowe’en themed pattern paper  – from my stash –  was cut to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 ” ( 10.8 x 14 cm). Lawn Fawn’s Reverse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Windows largest die was used to cut a window from the panel. The bat was cut and trimmed.  A tree branch die – from my stash- was cut with  black card stock.

Card Assembly:

Black  3 D Foam Squares were cut into four pieces  and placed onto the back of the tree branch. The branch was placed over the watercolour card  front panel ( from the top right hand corner to just above the bottom of the moon).   The bat was adhered to the branch was  an acetate braided dimensional strip and attached on both ends – to the bat and the branch – with micro glue dots. The Hallowe’en themed window was popped up with Ranger Foam Strips and  placed over the front card panel. The branch was trimmed  from the back of the panel.

A top fold portrait card  base was cut  11-1/2 x 4-1/4 ” (29.1 x 10.8 cm) and   scored at 5-1/2 ” (14 cm). Be Creative  was  applied to the card front.  Black Fun Foam was cut to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 ” ( 10.8 x 14 cm) and placed over the card front.  Be Creative Tape was applied to the top of the  fun foam.  Finally to complete  the card front, Be Creative Tape was applied in the opposite direction onto the back of the watercolour panel. The release backing was removed from the watercolour paper panel and placed onto the fun foam, burnishing the panel as requires.

Finishing the Card:

White Card Stock  was  trimmed to 4-1/8 x 5-3/8 ” (10.5 x 13.2 cm). A  4-1/8 x 1/2″ ( 10.5 x 1.9 cm)  strip of Hallowe’en pattern paper from the front was  attached to the bottom of the inside card panel.Memories Black Dye Ink Pad  and a sentiment stamp”Hallowe’en Greetings”  from  Witch Way is the Candy ? Stamp Set was  centred vertically but not horizontally. Three small bats – from my stash- were stamped above the sentiment. Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive adhered the card inside panel to the inside card base. Glossy Accents were added to the cat and bats eyes. Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss to the bats wings and a white Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen to the bats teeth.

Witch Way is the Candy Hallowe’en  card is now complete. Until next time. xo Karen