Friday, July 20, 2018

Watercolor Weekend July 21, 2018





Hello Watercolor Friends,

Did you know, the Art Impressions blog features the Watercolor Weekend Roundup every first and third Saturday of each month?  Be sure to sign up and you will get the notice in your inbox.

I always dream of being near a sandy beach and the ocean during the summer time.  I wonder if others feel that way, too? So I made a scene by an ocean using a cabin from the 4962 - WC Rustic Cabins Set. I just sort of penciled in the rocky wall, trail and shore line, then watercolored them using my palette. I used the Molotow 2.0mm masking liquid to leave some white space where my flowers would be.  After it dried, I used the foliage from 5009 - WC Mini Flower Set to add the leaves, wiped off the masking liquid, then painted in the little flowers.  I used part of the fence from the 5011 - WC Truck Mini Set. I used the kite from the 4606 - Cottage by the Beach Set to add that whimsical touch it needed.

See the total list of supplies I used below:

4962 - WC Rustic Cabins Set
4606 - Cottage by the Beach
5009 - WC Mini Flower Set
5011 - WC Truck Mini Set

Marvy LePlume II Pens used:
NO. 45 sepia
NO. 15 olive green
NO. 86 African violet
NO. 101 tropical
NO. 17 steel blue
NO. 44 lt. brown
NO. 30 rosewood
NO. 46 crimson lake
NO. 43 brilliant yellow

Molotow 2.0mm masking liquid
4774 - Stamp positioner
4773 - Acrylic Blocks
#4 Paint Brush
Watercolor Palette

I made this on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper.

Be sure to check out my Art Impressions Watercolor Guest Designer teammates' beautiful work! Tricia Kennedy @Triciadollkennedy and Tricia Obin @Tobin0971 You can find more inspiration by following me on my Instagram account here.


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Watercolor Fun, July 18, 2018




Hello Watercolor Friends,

I hope you like my card.  I just  adore the dogs and I need to use them more.  I didn't realize I used retired stamps until I went to add the links.  If you don't have the stone arch set, you could easily use the stone wall from 5019 - WC Wall Texture Set to make an arch over the bench.

See the total list of supplies I used below:

4965 - WC Bench Set - the bench
4959 - WC Dogs Set - the dog
4875 - Garden Wagon Mini Set - the grasses
4867 - WC Foliage Set 2 - the ivy
4051 - WC Foliage Set 1 - the mini grass
(Retired) WC Series 9 Set 2 - 4275 - grapes (as flowers)
(Retired) EZ Project: C - the Stone arch - Q2444

Marvy LePlume II Pens used:

NO. 45 sepia
NO. 15 olive green
NO. 72 pine green
NO. 32 laurel green
NO. 1 black
NO. 86 African violet
NO. 8 violet

4774 - Stamp positioner
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 You can find more inspiration by following me on my Instagram account here.


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Friday, July 6, 2018

Watercolor Weekend July 7, 2018



Hello Watercolor Friends,

I had so much fun making this whimsical card for the Watercolor Weekend roundup.  I used the stump and the stamp positioner to widen the stamp and make it taller.  I used one of the hobbit doors along with that cute little mailbox to make it look like my chipmunks have a home.  It's a play off of Watercolor Wednesday (my favorite day of the week!) Art Impression's Owner/Creator Bonnie Krebs tutorial on YouTube, see it here.  Create one of these cards yourself using any of the animals and any of the flowers and grasses.  I love how they all work together to create whatever scene you can imagine.

See the total list of supplies I used below:

5015 - WC Hobbit Door Set
4871 - WC Rustic Container Set
4208 - Furries TF
4964 - WC Branches Set
4868 - WC Flower Set 2
5009 - WC Mini Flower Set
5008 - WC Flower Set 3
5007 - WC Foliage Set 3
4051 - WC Foliage Set 1


Marvy LePlume II Pens used:
NO. 45 sepia
NO. 15 olive green
NO. 72 pine green
NO. 105 lt.teal
NO. 6 brown
NO. 1 black
NO. 29 Prussian blue
NO. 89 persimmon

4774 - Stamp positioner
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 You can find more inspiration by following me on my Instagram account here.


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Monday, June 18, 2018

Birthday card for my husband June 18, 2018


Day 18 of #thedailymarker coloring challenge is a birthday card for my husband, Tad. I used the  My Favorite Things Viking stamp and balloon alphabet dies to create this card.  The goal of the coloring challenge is to color something daily, even if it's a only for a few minutes, because we are all happier when we color or be creative. You can find out more info by going to the fabulous Kathy Racoosin's blog, click here.  You can also find more inspiration on my Instagram account here.



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Friday, June 15, 2018

Watercolor Weekend June 16, 2018




Hello Watercolor Friends,

I made another red, white and blue card for the Watercolor Weekend roundup.  I needed a flag so I drew that one using a pencil, a ruler and that Veteran card for my inspiration.  Maybe Art Impression's Creator/Owner Bonnie can create a flag stamp for us to use in the future.

This is day 16 of #thedailymarker30day coloring challenge. Join the fun! The goal is to color something daily even if it's a few minutes because we are all happier when we color or be creative. You can find out more info by going to the fabulous Kathy Racoosin's blog, click here.

I used five stamp sets and seven markers to create my card. See the list of supplies below:

5014 - WC Window Set
4868 - WC Flower Set 2
5009 - WC Mini Flower Set
5008 - WC Flower Set 3
5007 - WC Foliage Set 3

Marvy LePlume II Pens used:
NO. 45 sepia
NO. 15 olive green
NO. 50 ultramarine
NO. 28 English red
NO. 86 African violet
white Prisma colored pencil used for the stars on the flag


4774 - Stamp positioner
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 You can find more inspiration by following me on my Instagram account here.


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Friday, June 1, 2018

Weekend Watercolor June 2, 2018



Hello Watercolor Friends,

I made this card during the Memorial weekend for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend roundup and I guess I was feeling patriotic.  I needed to make the log base bigger than it was so I used the stamp positioner to make it wider which made the larger birdhouse fit better. This is day 1 of the tenth #thedailymarker30day coloring challenge. Join the fun!  You can find out more info by going to the fabulous Kathy Racoosin's blog, click here. I used eight stamp sets and six markers to create my card. See the list of supplies below:

4966 - WC Bird Bath Set
4964 - WC Branches Set
4603 - WC Blooming Birdhouse
4868 - WC Flower Set 2
4051 - WC Foliage Set 1
4871 - WC Rustic Container Set
4876 - Wooden Chair Mini Set
EX2017 - Garden Cart Set

Marvy LePlume II Pens used:
NO. 45 sepia
NO. 15 olive green
NO. 18 dark brown
NO. 28 English red
NO. 86 African violet
Sakura Gelly Roll pen used for the stars on the flag


4774 - Stamp positioner
4773 - Acrylic Blocks
#4 Paint Brush

I made this on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock.

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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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Watercolor Weekend May 19, 2018



Hello Watercolor Friends,

Spring has surely arrived for most of us and I made a Spring birthday card for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend roundup. A friend gave me the heart shaped balloon. I used eight stamp sets and nine markers to create it. See my list of supplies below:

4903 - WC Sentiments Set
5008 - WC Flower Set 3
4868 - WC Flower Set 2
4051 - WC Foliage Set 1
4871 - WC Rustic Container Set
4875 - Garden Wagon Mini Set
4876 - Wooden Chair Mini Set
4208 - Furries TF

Marvy LePlume II Pens used:
NO. 45 sepia
NO. 15 olive green
NO. 72 pine green
NO. 55 iris purple
NO. 75 sky blue
NO. 70 peppermint
NO. 35 coral pink
NO. 52 yellow green
NO. 62 wisteria

4774 - Stamp positioner
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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