Sunday, July 15, 2018

Summer Camp Greetings

I'm sharing a watercolor card today featuring the summer night sky. I started out by wetting the entire piece of watercolor paper and used big brush (size 16mm) to apply paints. I was randomly dropping black and yellow paints and finished the card after three layers. The card watercolor piece didn't look good until I used toothbrush to splatter white acrylic paint onto the night sky. Also, I adhered the Copic colored images to cover up the ugly boundary between sky and ground. Lastly I heat embossed the sentiment and drew large stars with white gel pen.


I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.

 
Supplies used in this card:
  • MFT Warm & Fuzzy Friends stamp set (MFT)

Summer Water Fun

I'm sharing two water theme cards today that I made on separate days, but using the same stamp set. For both cards I colored everything with watercolor. In the first card, I used 3-4 different shades of blue in Daniel Smith to create the background. As you can see, the water texture from Daniel Smith watercolor was able to add some interest to the otherwise plain background.

The second card is a one-dimensional card. I stamped the monkeys and boat (single stamp) with grey ink, then colored the image using distress ink markers. Then I hand drew the background also using distress ink markers. I added some waves using white gel pen afterwards and finished the card by stamping the seagulls and sentiments. This is quite a bit of stretch for my limited watercolor skill.



I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.

 
Supplies used in this card:
  • MFT Soak up the fun stamp set (MFT)
  • MFT Anything but basic birthday wishes stamp set (MFT)

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Love Is In The Air

I'm playing along with Simon Says Stamp Challenge this weekend and made a wedding/anniversay theme card. I started out by stamping the heart constellation using black ink. Then I started ink blending from center of heart towards outside. I used distress ink squeenze lemonade, spiced marmalade, fired brick and seedless preserve. To finish off I splattered some big water dropplets to break up the blended colors.


I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.

 
Supplies used in this card:
  • Lawn Fawn upon a star stamp set (LF)
  • Waffle Flower Popping In stamp set (WF)

Monday, June 4, 2018

An Ocean Full Of Thanks

I'm sharing a card today that's a little out of my comfort zone primarily because the color theme is darker than I normally use. Also I used quite a few die cut shapes that I normally don't use.

I first die cut the cover-up window frame with white cardstock. The background pattern paper came as a part of the Hero Arts card kit along with the mermaid stamp set. Similarly the card kit came with coral die and different kinds of sea weed dies. I die cut these ocean elements first on watercolor paper then colored them with Daniel Smith watercolor. I also colored the mermaid with watercolor. For the shaker components, I used mostly clear beads with a little bit of sparkle sequins. Finally I assembled all the shaker frames and background, and adhered them to a piece of grey cardstock.

 
I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.

 
Supplies used in this card:
  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kits May 2017 release (HA)
  • MFT Gift box cover-up die-namics (MFT)