Sunday, December 17, 2017

Art Impressions "Twinkle in a Tangle"



I just love this stamp set from Art Impressions 4665 - Twinkle in Tangle!  So fun to watercolor and then add distress glaze to the light bulbs, the earring and the glasses.  I even added Wink of Stella glitter to the blue background so this card has more shine than what you can see in this photo. Who doesn't love the mistletoe tradition?  I have hung mistletoe every December since I can remember and I used to always get my husband and sons to kiss me but these days I get my grandsons to kiss me.    Happy holidays!


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Friday, December 15, 2017

Watercolor Weekend December 16, 2017



Hello Watercolor Friends,

I'm busy making and sending Christmas cards.  I made this one using the new 4961 - WC Mini Cottages Set. I used the new 4964 - WC Branches Set to make the trees.  For the pinery I used the new 4867 - Foliage Set 2 and the bushes are from 4604 - the Chest of Flowers set.  I used some Zig Wink of Stella to add glitter to the snow which doesn't photograph well but it is so pretty in person!  I hope you have tried it.  I used a Uni-ball Signo pen to add the snow to the sky and the smoke to the chimneys.  Our next Watercolor Weekend will be in January so happy holidays to you all!

NO. 86 African violet
NO. 72 pine green
NO. 15 olive green
NO. 43 brilliant yellow
NO. 45 sepia
NO. 17 steel blue
NO. 6 brown
NO. 28 English red
4773 - Acrylic Blocks
#4 Paint Brush

I made this on Canson 140 lb watercolor paper.

Be sure to check out my Art Impressions Watercolor Guest Designer teammates' beautiful work! Tricia Kennedy @Triciadollkennedy and Tricia Obin @Tobin0971


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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Watercolor Wednesday December 6, 2017


I loved making this card after watching Bonnie Kreb's Watercolor Wednesday tutorial on YouTube.  Art Impressions has the best watercolor stamps.  Go check it out and make one yourself!


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Friday, December 1, 2017

Watercolor Weekend December 2, 2017









Hello Watercolor Friends,

I've made a Christmas card for this Watercolor Weekend using a cabin from the new 4962 - WC Rustic Cabins Set.  I also used the tree from the WC Tree Set - 4269 and the fence from the 4807 - Old Barn Set. I used some Zig Wink of Stella to add glitter to the snow.  I used Glossy Accents on the lights and Nuvo Crystal Drops on the trees to add sparkle.  I used a Uni-ball Signo pen to add the snow to the sky.

NO. 86 African violet
NO. 72 pine green
NO. 45 sepia
NO. 20 magenta
NO. 105 lt. teal
NO. 17 steel blue

4773 - Acrylic Blocks
#4 Paint Brush

I made this on Canson 140 lb watercolor paper.

Be sure to check out my Art Impressions Watercolor Guest Designer teammates' beautiful work! Tricia Kennedy @Triciadollkennedy and Tricia Obin @Tobin0971


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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Watercolor Wednesday November 29, 2017


Hello Watercolor Friends!

If you haven't watched Art Impression's owner/creator Bonnie Krebs Watercolor Wednesday tutorial on YouTube - go check it out right now!  So fun and perfect for those holiday cards we are all trying to get done.  I added a little snow bunny and hope to see other ideas out there soon, so I can make more holiday cards.  I have to get busy now, preparing for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.  Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Dot


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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Watercolor Weekend November 18, 2017





Hello Watercolor Friends,

I made a shaker card for the Watercolor Weekend Round-up on the Art Impressions blog this weekend.  I used the 4702 - Wooden Door stamps for this one.  I love purple and green together so I made the door purple.  I knew I wanted to add multi-colored lights on the house, wreath and fir trees which I made using the new 4960 - WC Fir Trees Set.  I used a Sakura Gelly Roll pen to add that little bit of sparkle to the lights and the snow. 

I just used the fine tip of the Marvy LePlume II pens to draw the multi-colored lights:
NO. 79 grape
NO. 75 sky blue
NO. 86 African violet
NO. 13 ochre
NO. 48 leaf green
NO. 46 crimson lake
NO. 72 pine green
NO. 45 sepia

4773 - Acrylic Blocks
#4 Paint Brush

I made this on Canson 140 lb watercolor paper.

Be sure to check out my Art Impressions Watercolor Guest Designer teammates' beautiful work! Tricia Kennedy @Triciadollkennedy and Tricia Obin @Tobin0971


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Friday, November 3, 2017

Watercolor Weekend November 4, 2017









Hello Watercolor friends,

I don't know about you but Christmas always sneaks up on me, so I like to start my cards early. I love the traditional red and green for my Christmas decorations. I made this card using the Art Impressions WC Series 4 Set 1 - 4097.  Art Impressions Creator/Owner Bonnie Krebs has a wonderful Watercolor Wednesday tutorial on YouTube using this stamp set that you should try. I used the new 4960 - WC Fir Trees Set to make the wreath.  I added the snow with my Signo uni-ball white gel pen and I added some glitter using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen that is easier to see in the close-up photo.  

I only used four Marvy LePlume II pens 
NO. 86 African violet
NO. 45 sepia
NO. 28 English red
NO. 72 pine green

4773 - Acrylic Blocks
#4 Paint Brush

I made this on Canson watercolor paper.

Be sure to check out my Art Impressions Watercolor Guest Designer teammates' beautiful work! Tricia Kennedy @Triciadollkennedy and Tricia Obin @Tobin0971


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