Posts Tagged ‘watercolour’

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.


 

Cozy Companions for Fall

Friday, October 9th, 2020

Hello there! It’s Deb here, from the Design Team. Today’s prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge is ‘cozy’. That of course led me directly to my My Favorite Things Cozy Companions set for this fall themed card. These critters are doing what I love – curling up by the fireplace, with a book & favourite beverage.

COZY COMPANIONS

I know that this set is from last year, but it’s still one of my favourites! And with the new slimline card craze, you can create this cozy scene with room to spare.

Cozy Companions for Fall

CARD DETAILS

I knew that I wanted to watercolour the images, so I start with a piece of watercolour paper. Next, stamp the images in Nocturne ink. Make sure the ink is dry, before you start colouring. Use the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush for colouring. Apply the marker directly to the watercolour paper, and then use the water brush to ‘pull’ the colour into the image.  It’s a nice, meditative process to colour these images – just enjoy and choose your favourite colours.

Once the colouring is done, use the coordinating Cozy Companion dies with a Big Shot to die cut each image.  Now, prepare your card base. Take an 8 1/2″ x 7″ piece of cardstock, score & fold it in  half at 3 1/2″. Next, glue on a lighter green piece of cardstock. Now, to create the wallpaper look, add a strip from the Lavinia Dream-Scape Colour burst Collection to the top. Now you can add your die cut images, to create the scene. Finally, stamp the sentiment in Nocturne on a strip of white paper, and attach it over the fireplace, using foam tape or squares.

Cozy Companions for Fall

Do you have a friend or favourite person that you like to sit with, in front of a fire? Sometimes companionable silence is the best.

SUPPLIES

I hope that you’ll join the Daily Challenge, and share your projects. You can play along with as many days as you like, throughout the month. Just add your project photo to the challenge page HERE, and use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE there, and when you post it to other social media sites. At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen as the WINNER of a $50 Gift Card to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

For supplies to make your own card like mine, I’ve attached links below. While shopping at Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my exclusive Designer Code 10DEB to get 10% Off regular priced items!

Cozy Companions

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!