Posts Tagged ‘watercolour’

Creating A Scene

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

By creating a scene, I mean in a good way – not a throw yourself on the floor type scene! Boy, that brings back memories… Not of me on the floor, but my eldest, when he was about 4 years old, in the middle of the grocery store! All I could do was try not to laugh – I felt like a meme come to life! Anyway, today’s project is a much nicer scene, with the Penny Black Cozy Cabin stamp set.

COZY CABIN

One of the things I like best about Penny Black stamps is that there are so many scenic stamps. Not only that, but you can combine them with other scenic stamps, or images from other sets.

Creating A Scene

For this card, I combined Cozy Cabin with the trees from the Quietude set, and sentiment from the Peaceful Season set.  Peaceful Season is a few years old, but if you can find it – grab it! I just love the holiday sentiments in this set.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a slimline panel of watercolour paper. Set up your paper and the Cozy Cabin stamp in your stamp platform. I chose to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, for a watercolour look to my card. First, colour in the cabin with a brown marker. Before stamping, lightly spritz your card panel with water, and then stamp firmly. Repeat these steps with the trees beside the cabin, the snow outlines and chimney smoke.   Now, clean and remove the Cozy Cabin stamp, and line up the Quietude stamp. You’ll will colour and stamp one set of trees, then clean and reposition the stamp for the 2nd set of trees.   Add in the flying birds, by using a light gray marker to colour them.

Now, line up the sentiment stamp across the bottom of the panel, and stamp in Versamark ink. I suggest re-inking and stamping again, to ensure full ink coverage on the textured paper. Next, cover the ink with gold embossing powder, and heat set.

Creating A Scene

LAYER IT UP

On a dark red card base, I glued a piece of Gina K. gold cardstock to the front. Next, I wrapped some gold cord twice around the left side of the front panel, tying it off in a bow. Finally, attach the card front to the base, using either a piece of fun foam, or foam tape.

Creating A Scene

I think that this makes a lovely holiday card, or even just a seasonal card. Switch up the sentiment to suit your need!

DAILY CHALLENGE

Today’s word prompt for the Random Acts of Cardness/Daily Challenge is ‘scenic’. No coincidence there – I’m the one who chose the word! To play along with the challenge, first join the Scrap ‘N Stamp challenge group on Facebook, HERE. Next, create your card for one (or more) of the word prompts – play along as many days as you like! Then, share a photo of your project to the group & your other social media platforms, using the hashtag #snschallenge.  At the end of each month, one lucky person is randomly chosen, and WINS a $50 Gift Card to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp!  Each month you’ll see a new list of prompts, so the fun never ends!

SUPPLIES

If you’d like to re-create my card, you’ll find the list of supplies below.

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Wreath and Wings

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Ho ho hello! It’s Deb here, from the Design Team. Are you ready for the holiday season, such as it is this year? If you’re needing another Christmas or winter card, you’re going to love the one I have for you today. It uses the new Penny Black Wreath & Wings stamp set done on watercolour paper.

WREATH AND WINGS

I just had to do this with my Zig Markers for a watercolour effect. It’s such a soft image and this effect is perfect for it. Have a look.

Wreath and Wings

Those little birds are too cute, don’t you think?

CARD DETAILS

To use the Zig markers for watercolour, set up the stamp and your paper in a stamp platform. Use one colour marker at a time to apply the colour directly to the stamp. Mist either the stamp or the paper, and then press firmly onto the paper. I found it was easier to mist the paper with water, so that I didn’t miss the area I was colouring! Continue on moving from colour to colour, until you’re happy with your wreath. The colours I chose are as follows: 041 Light Green; 043 Olive Green; 070 Orange; 022 Carmine Red; 092 Blue Gray.

Clean and remove the wreath stamp, and then line up the bird duo stamp at the bottom of the wreath. Stamp the birds in Nocturne ink, and ensure that it’s dry. To colour the birds, I decided to use a couple of Distress Inks. To do this, press the ink directly onto the lid of your stamp platform, and pick up the ink to paint with a water brush, or small paint brush. I used Fired Brick and Mustard Seed ink colours.

For the sentiment, I chose another Penny Black stamp set called Peaceful Season. Still using the stamp platform, stamp in Versamark ink a few times for full coverage. Next, cover the sentiment with gold embossing powder, and set with a heat tool. To add a bit more interest to the panel, use a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen in Midas Touch, and splatter the gold ink over the card front.  Round off the corners, and then layer the card together with gold and dark red cardstock.

Wreath & Wings

As I’m writing this post, we’re having our first snowfall here in Vancouver! It’s put me in a very festive mood; especially watching all the birds at the feeders on our back deck.

SCRAP ‘N STAMP DAILY CHALLENGE

Of course, my card today coincides with the word for today in the Daily Challenge, which is ‘wreath’.  I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing my Wreath & Wings card. Another reason I like this stamp set is it’s versatility; just change up the colours you use, depending on the season! There’s also 3 different bird images to choose from.

To play along with the Daily Challenge, find the list of word prompts in the Facebook Group page HERE.  You can play along with as many or as few days as you like – yes, you can backtrack, if you’ve missed some days. Just share a photo of your project, using the hashtag #snschallenge on the FB page and your other social media platforms, when sharing. At the end of the month, one lucky person is randomly chosen, and WINS a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp!  Have fun – I’ll be looking for your project.

SUPPLIES

Affiliate links for products are supplied, below. If you choose to use my links, you help support me in maintaining my blog. Thanks in advance! Also, when you shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my Design Team Discount Code 10DEB, for 10% Off your total order (regular priced items only).

Wreath and Wings


A World of Octobers

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Hello to you all and happy October. This is my favourite time of year hands down. I just love the abundance of colour out my living room window.

I am also playing in the Scrap’n Stamp Random Acts of Cardness, and this is day 16, which is watercolour.

I thought I would share with you an easy way to achieve a watercolour look as well as a no line watercolour.

For my card I am using Picket Fence Studios A World of Octobers stamp set. I first did the centre pumpkin, where I painted the pumpkin with my watercolour using more pigment than water and stamp. I do not do the stem, just the body of the pumpkin. Using a #2 paint brush I then pull the colour from the stamped points to where I want the colour.

This stamp normally has a leaf bottom to it, but I did not transfer it as I wanted to do my own grass. I therefore extended my pumpkin with the watercolour.

When doing this be sure you don’t do the pumpkins all the same, you want each to be different, and you want white space, which will add reflection and give the stamp more dimension.

You do not need watercolours to do this. You can use your distress inks, just be sure to use more pigment than water. Ink up your image well to ensure you will have a good impression and just before stamping lightly spritz with water from higher up. Then pull out the ink with your damp paint brush remembering to leave white space.

I have a paint brush with different heights of hair that I use to do my grass. You can also use a small brush and do the sweeps, or a fan brush will work as well.

When doing the sky I added in two of the colours that I used on the left pumpkin, which was a transparent orange and pink. I then added some falling leaves from the set stamping with VersaFine Clair inks in glamorous and tulip red. I then stamped the sentiment using pinecone.

And to finish, I splattered with a mixture of water and ivory perfect pearls.

Following are links for a few of the products I have used for this card today. Of course you can do this technique with just about any image that gives a good start to watercolour.

Thank you for visiting today. I will see you next time.