Sunday, December 16, 2018

Christmas Card Day


Hello!

I'm still making my Christmas cards.  I think this is my 3rd year of not buying any Christmas cards and hand making them all.  This one I created with a Simon Says Stamp set called "Christmas Squad".  The set even has a gingerbread man, a cat and a dog with Santa hats on them.  Super cute!  I stamped the couple (in my mind, me and my husband) and then covered them with masking paper and then I stamped the tree.  After watercoloring everything, I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the ornaments and while they were still wet, dropped glitter on top.  I'm entering it in the SSS Christmas Card Day challenge.  Merry Christmas!

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Watercolor Weekend December 15, 2018




Hello Watercolor Friends,

My card for the Watercolor Weekend Round-up is one of those classic scenes of dragging the Christmas tree home. Hope you recreate it and tag me on Instagram. I will be attempting to explain, step by step, how I make my Art Impressions watercolored cards so your feedback is welcome. I'm certain it took longer to create this post than it did to make my card (haha).  My memory is not so good so I will take pictures along the way.

The first thing I did was create the tree sideways using the 4960 - WC Fir Trees set.  I stamped the trunk in sepia and then stamped all of the branches in pine green. I used water on my brush to dab at the colors just like Bonnie Krebs, owner/creator of Art Impressions does on her YouTube videos.


I had watched Sandy Allnock's video on YouTube where she converted the little kids to be dressed in winter clothes so using the stamp positioner, I inked up the little boy stamp from the 5054 - WC Little Boys Set in sepia but I didn't ink the right side of his shirt so he could be dragging the tree.  I drew in the hand and arm using the sepia fine tip.  Next I used my palette to color the little boy's boots in black, his jacket in sepia and painted his hands in the Prussian blue to make them look like he was wearing mittens.   I didn't ink the brim of his hat either, so I could make it a snow hat instead. I used the olive brown from the palette to paint in a scarf.


I colored the hat in with the olive brown from my palette and used the Prussian blue to color in a hat band and ball of fur on top of it. I colored the boys hair with brown from the palette.  I do believe it's my new favorite color for hair since my red-headed grandson Caide was born.  I used a dab of rosewood on the palette to paint in his face and ear.  I used the fine tip of the Prussian blue pen to add the fringe to the scarf and the outline the mittens, hat band and ball of fur.  I took my olive brown fine tip and drew in the lines on the hat and scarf.



I stamped the house from the 4962 - WC Rustic Cabins Set in Sepia then pulled the color out of the lines.  I used lt. teal on the palette to color in the windows, sepia for the chimney and olive brown for the door, roof and around the windows. I drew in the wreath using the fine tip of the pine green pen and the bow in persimmon. I used the little foliage from 5009 - WC Mini Flower Set to create the little bushes. I softened the green foliage with a wet brush then added the little berries with the fine tip of the persimmon pen. I used a lot of water and small amount of African violet on the palette to create the snow, the smoke from the chimney, and a small amount of sky.  I added Wink of Stella glitter to the snow.  I stamped the sentiment, then I used the Rectangle Double Stitched dies to cut it out and then the largest sized die to cut out the background piece of paper which I adhered to the back of my scene, then I adhered that to the card base.  Lastly, I signed my name and date to the bottom right corner using my favorite pen - a Copic multi liner 0.03 pigment ink.



See the total list of supplies I used below:

4960 - WC Fir Trees Set
5054 - WC Little Boys Set
4962 - WC Rustic Cabins Set
5009 - WC Mini Flower Set

Marvy LePlume II Pens used:
NO. 30 rosewood
NO. 45 sepia

#4 Paint Brush
Watercolor Palette
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Copic multi liner 0.03 pigment ink

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 You can find more inspiration by following me on my Instagram account here.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Watercolor Weekend December 1, 2018




Hello Watercolor Friends,

I have been busy making Christmas cards since I usually mail out 30-40 handmade cards. I imagined this farmer went out and cut his own tree and dragged it back with his tractor for this country Christmas card made for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend.  I used the tractor from the 5059 - WC Harvest Set and the barn and fence from the 5011 - WC Truck Mini Set.  The tree is from the 4960 - WC Fir Trees Set.  I added some sparkle to the snow with a Wink of Stella glitter pen.  I drew the little wreath on the barn using the fine tips of the Marvy pens.  I used a white Uni-ball Signo pigment pen to make the snow.

See the total list of supplies I used below:
5059 - WC Harvest Set
5011 - WC Truck Mini Set
4960 - WC Fir Trees Se

Marvy LePlume II Pens used:
NO. 45 sepia

#4 Paint Brush
Watercolor Palette
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Uni-ball Signo pigment pen

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 You can find more inspiration by following me on my Instagram account here.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Watercolor Weekend November 17, 2018




Hello Watercolor Friends,

I made another Thanksgiving card for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend using the church and tree stamps from the 5058 - WC Church Set. The leaves on the trees is a stamp from the 4604 - Chest of Flowers Set and the grass is from the 4051 - Foliage Set 1.  I got the idea to do the stained glass windows from Jann Gray who does bible journaling videos on YouTube for Art Impressions. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

See the total list of supplies I used below:
5058 - WC Church Set
4604 - Chest of Flowers
4051 - Foliage Set 1

Marvy LePlume II Pens used:
NO. 45 sepia
NO. 60 salvia blue

#4 Paint Brush
Watercolor Palette
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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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Watercolor Weekend November 3, 2018



Hello Watercolor Friends,

I love November!  I'm a Thanksgiving baby so it's always been a fun month for me. Thanksgiving is my husband Tad's favorite holiday, and we always enjoy cooking together for our family. I made this Thanksgiving card for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend  using the chair from the 4876 - Wooden Chair Mini Set, the pumpkin and the grass from the 5059 - WC Harvest Set, the bird from the 4966 - WC Bird Bath Set and a pot from the 4869 - WC Small Container Set.  The flowers are from the 4963 - WC Fall Set. Let someone know you are thankful for them and wish them a happy Thanksgiving!

See the total list of supplies I used below:
4876 - Wooden Chair Mini Set
5059 - WC Harvest Set
4869 - WC Small Container Set
4963 - WC Fall Set

Marvy LePlume II Pens used:
NO. 45 sepia

#4 Paint Brush
Watercolor Palette
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, October 19, 2018

Watercolor Weekend October 20, 2018




Hello Watercolor Friends,

Who doesn't love a tree house? My son Scott has been promising to build my granddaughters a tree house and I know they would love it! I created this card for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend  using the tree from the brand new 5056 - WC Fairy Doors Set and a cabin from the 4963 - WC Rustic Cabins Set. The pine trees in the background are from the 5010 - WC Tree Set 1. The flowers are from the 5009 - WC Mini Flower Set. I drew the ladder in using the sepia marker.

See the total list of supplies I used below:
5056 - WC Fairy Doors Set
4963 - WC Rustic Cabins Set
5010 - WC Tree Set 1
5009 - WC Mini Flower Set

Marvy LePlume II Pens used:
NO. 45 sepia

#4 Paint Brush
Watercolor Palette
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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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Fall Fishing October 17, 2018


Hi Watercolor Friends!

Just made this card using Art Impression's stamps to make another fishing scene - this one with just my youngest grandson, Caide.  I love his red hair and knew it would be perfect in a fall scene.  I wish we really were fishing right now.

See the total list of supplies I used below:
5054 - WC Little Boys Set
5055 - WC Sitting Places Set
5057 - WC Boat Set
5007 - WC Foliage Set 3
4964 - WC Branches Set

Marvy LePlume II Pens used:
NO. 45 sepia

#4 Paint Brush
Watercolor Palette
I made this on Ranger Watercolor paper.

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