Posts Tagged ‘watercolour’

Happy Birthday

Saturday, March 19th, 2022

Hello all, Kia here with you today for Day 19 of the Random Act of Cardness challenge. Today’s prompt is “Pink”.

For my card I am using Gina K Designs Elegant Asters along with Sizzix’ Embossing Folder Quilted.

I ran the Quilted embossing folder through my Gemini Jr. using Neenah cardstock. For the smooshing I put down the colours on my work surface, starting with Spun Sugar, then Kitsch Flamingo and ending with Picked Raspberry.

I continued smooshing until I was happy with the look. For the final addition of the Picked Raspberry I spritzed with Perfect Pearls and water instead of just the water. This added a lovely shine to the background.

I then dried the piece using my heat gun and attached it to my Gina K Design card base using foam tape.

Moving on I stamped the butterfly first with VersaFine Clair ink in Glamorous, then with Nocturne. I then stamped the flower using Versamark embossing ink and heat embossed with Pink embossing powder.

Using the 66 Dot card I watercoloured the flower and butterfly using the Quinacridone Pink and Quinacridone Fuschia. To the flower centre I added Hansa Yellow medium.

I then die cut the pieces and styled them using my stylist. I stamped the sentiment using the VersaFine Clair ink in Glamorous, then arranged and attached the flower and butterfly with foam squares.

To finish I added a scattering a crystals and sequins.

Following are Affiliate links to the Scrap’n Stamp store for the products I have used for this card, at no extra cost to you.

Sing a Song

Saturday, February 19th, 2022

Hello all. Kia with you for Day 19 of the Random Act of Cardness series. The prompt word for today is Chill. I decided I would use cold colours for my card, being the purple and blue, and there is silver in there too, and that equals chill to me.

There are several techniques used for this card. I have done the alcohol ink background using glossy card by Ranger. I then die cut the frame from Yupo paper so it would not be a stark white.

My base card is a turqouise, matching with the colour of the alcohol ink.

For the Cardinal I water coloured using distress inks in several colours. I did the Cardinal in layers working wet to wet for the first part. Before applying the final layers of red, I let the piece dry completely. As the tail feathers are in a shadow I applied a light layer of watered down black soot, patting off with paper towel after about 10 seconds.

To put the card together I attached the alcohol background to my card base using Nuvo adhesive. I then attached the frame to the card, again using Nuvo Adhesive only on the inside frame border.

Using my stylist I styled the Cardinal, then attached it to the cardbase using foam squares. I stamped the sentiment on hammermill card, die cut and attached under the claws of the bird, also using foam strips.

To finish off I added white gel pen under the black eye and across the bridge of the beak. I then glued on a few snowflake sequins, which also represent the chill of a cold winter day, which is what we have in my area.

On my blog I have a lot more detail along with pictures of the colours and the colouring process. You can view my blog here.

Following are Affiliate links to the store for the products I have used for this card, at no extra cost to you.

Some FURRY Tracey Hey Fun

Friday, February 11th, 2022

 

Happy Friday! Here we are, the weekend before Valentines Day, so I suppose I could have gone with something mushy for today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt, but instead I chose FURRY! Not that we aren’t mushy with our furry friends. 😉  I also wanted to break out another Tracey Hey stamp set, and remind you there is still time to visit and comment on our Wild ‘n Whimsy Inspiration Hop for your chance to win one of these sweet stamp sets! And with that… here is my card:

 

 

 

Isn’t this little pup a cutie? While personally I always choose red rubber boots 😀  I decided to give this guy bright yellow ones. He comes from the Hot Dog set, along with two other sweet wiener dogs and accompanying sentiments. I added clouds and a sentiment from an older Lawn Fawn set. The sky and ground are distress inks, with the help of a die cut mask for the grass. The card base is made from sour apple My Favorite Things cardstock.

 

 

If you are wondering about the sentiment, it continues on the inside, along with a sticker from my previous teaching life:

 

 

If your weekend includes some crafting time, perhaps you’ll consider joining the SnS challenge – one person will win a $50 gift code to the Scrap ‘n Stamp store!