Thursday, March 28, 2019

Outdoor Scenes Challenge March 28, 2019




Hello Friends,

Art Impressions has just released brand new Bible Journaling Stamps and I use mine for both cards and my bible journaling.  They all work together for so many wonderful scenes!  I used the brand new 5130 - On the Sparrow Set - 10 pcs to make my card for the Outdoor Scenes Challenge on the Art Impression's blog.  I love the size of the birds - bigger than all of the other watercolor bird stamps  until now. I actually picked my background papers and card layout before I stamped my scene this time and used the colors from that paper pad to choose the marker colors.  Usually, I do it the other way around. To make this card base, take two cards and glue the back cover of one to the inside of the other one which gives you the three paneled card.  I cut the orange paper using the 5063 - Double Stitched Rectangle die and attached it to the front of the card. Then I used the 5065 - Double Stitched oval die set to cut through both layers of that front panel. Then I got to work on my watercolored scene.

I inked up the birds in the branches using first the 969 and then the 565 but I stamped it off on paper first because those Tombow markers are really juicy.  I used the stamp positioner to stamp the nest on the branch.  I pulled the color out of the lines and then I stamped the leaves from 5073 - Bible Foliage Set using the 177. I added water to them then I stamped the berries from the 5130 - On the Sparrow Set using the 88 terra cotta.  I colored in the bird breasts in the terra cotta from the palette and their bodies in 565.  I used 993 to color in the beaks and feet of the birds.  I colored the eggs in 34 pale green and then used the tip of the #1 brush to dot the eggs with 969 and color in the nest and branches. I used 75 sky blue to paint the sky.  I stamped the sentiment from the 5136 - WC Sentiment Set 2 in 969 and signed it with my Copic 0.03 multi liner pen.  I used a Nuvo glitter pen to add glitter to the eggs, berries and birds.  I used the 5063 - Double Rectangle die set to cut out my scene.  I cut out the sentiments using the 5061 - Double Stitched Square die set for one and the Double Stitched Oval die set for the other.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Watercolor Weekend March 16, 2019



Hello Watercolor Friends,

You may think it's a little early for beach scene cards but my three grandsons, Conor, Caide and Charlie, are in Hawaii right now probably in a similar scene.  Lucky boys!  I made this card for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend using the brand new 5119 - WC Beach Boys Set. There's also a WC Beach Girls set which I have to get!  The first thing I did was stamp the boy in the middle (Caide) using 40 brownish grey.  Next I stamped the beach ball and then masked it off and stamped the standing boy (Conor) also in the 40 brownish grey.  I stamped the third boy (Charlie) again in the 40 brownish grey.  I used 77 pastel peach on the palette to watercolor each boy.  I used 6 brown to color in the hair of the boy in the middle.  I used 969 brown for the other two boys' hair.  Coloring their trunks was fun.  First I added the stripes and flowers using my favorite Copic Multi Liner 0.03 pen.  I colored the trunks and beach ball using the 5 yellow, 565 blue, 725 pink, and 34 pale green. I used the 969 brown to color in the shovel handle and 40 brownish grey for the actual shovel. I used 990 to watercolor in the sand and 565 to color in the water and 36 manganese blue for the sky.  I added 565 blue to the palette to watercolor in the shadows under the ball and kids. I used the 40 brownish grey fine tip to add the dots to the sand. I stamped 3 of the birds using the 40 brownish grey from the 5069 - My Fortress Set. I used a Signo White Pigment Ink pen to add white caps into the ocean, the high light on the ball and dotted the centers of the flowers on the swim trunks.  I used my Copic pen to sign and date it.  I cut it out and framed it using the 5062 Double Stitched Rounded Rectangle Dies and a rounded corner punch for the card itself.

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

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Floral Card Challenge March 7, 2019


Hello Watercolor Friends,

Ready for MORE brand new Art Impressions stamps, including an awesome set of five bridges in this one 5122 - WC Bridge Set?  I would love to cross a pretty bridge like this one. I wanted to surround it with flowers and flowering bushes. I stamped the bridge in the center, after inking it with 565 and then stamping it off once on a piece of scrap paper.  I pulled the color out of the lines and added a little bit of the 565 to the palette to darken the underside of the bridge and to create the stream.  Then I took the bush stamp from the 4051 - WC Foliage Set 1 to create those big blue bushes in the back.  Next I inked up the little vines from the brand new 5126 - WC Foliage Set 4 with 177 and stamped them all around the water and bridge. I'm in love with this new foliage set and it has 3 sets that go both ways,  it's definitely a must have!  I added water to them, then I added flowers everywhere by inking up just three of the tiny flowers from 4052 - WC Flowers set 1 using the 8 violet.  I added water to them.  I took white paint and tiny stylus and dotted in the centers of many of the little flowers.  Next I took the little grasses from the new 5126 - WC Foliage Set 4 and inked them up with the 72 pine green pen and stamped them around.  I used the little grass from 4051 - WC Foliage Set 1 and the 177 pen to ink it and stamped the grass all around and added water.  I used green from palette to color in the path.  I added 528 to my palette and a lot of water to color in the sky.  I used my Copic multi liner 0.03 pen to sign it and drew in the lines under the bridge.  I used the 5062 - Double Stitched Rounded Rectangle dies to cut out my picture and a background piece.  I used this brand new  5133 - Flag double stitched die set to cut out the sentiment flag and stamped it with the "hello" from the brand new 5136 - WC sentiments set 2.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Watercolor Weekend March 2, 2019



Hello Watercolor Friends,

I am in love with this brand new 5124 - WC Bicycle set! I made this birthday card for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend using the largest bike stamp (there are four bikes in the set!)  First I used the 45 Sepia, then the 86 African violet to ink up the bike and then I stamped it. I pulled the color out of the lines then used the 105 lt. teal on the palette to color the baskets and chain cover. I used N25 on the palette to watercolor the bike seat, handlebar grip, pedal and tires.  Next I watercolored the bike body in the 94 scarlet. I used a ruler and a pencil to draw the present in the back basket.  I watercolored it in 34 pale green and painted the ribbon in the 94 scarlet.  I used my white Signo pigment pen to outline the ribbon like it's high lighted.  I used the 15 olive green on the mini foliage stamp from the 5009 - WC Mini Flower Set to fill the front bucket with leaves, added water and then I used the 3 hearts in the same stamp set with the 94 scarlet to stamp the flowers in the basket. I dabbed the flowers with water.  Next, I took the grass from the brand new 5126 - WC Foliage Set 4 and the 72 pine green and stamped in the grass along the ground.  I took some of the same green on the palette and colored in the ground under the bike. I used 105 lt. teal and lots of water to color in the sky.  I punched out three pink glitter paper hearts and glued them above the bike like they were balloons and used a ruler and my Copic Multiliner 0.03 pen to draw the strings and then outlined the present. I used a pencil and a ruler to draw in the spokes on the wheels.  I signed it with my Copic pen and then cut it out using one of the 5061 - Double Stitched Square dies. I cut out the blue banner using the 5134 - Double Stitched Banner die set and a scalloped rectangle die for the next layer and stamped that sentiment from the brand new 5136 - WC Sentiment Set 2 and then cut it out using the smallest 5063 - Rectangle Double Stitched die.

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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