Friday, June 14, 2019

Watercolor Weekend June 15, 2019

Hello Friends,

I use all of my Art Impression's stamps for both bible journaling and cards but I only used stamps from the bible journaling line in this card that I made for the Watercolor Weekend. I stamped the covered bridge from the 5129 - He Leads Me Set after inking it in both African violet and then in sepia. I pulled the color out of the lines and watercolored the roof and the boards underneath in 969 and then I used 565 to watercolor inside the covered bridge and in the windows. I stamped the deer from the 5128 - As the Deer Set using sepia, pulled the color out of the lines and then watercolored it with the 947. I darkened the eyes and nose with my super fine Copic liner pen. I stamped the trees from the 5129 - He Leads me Set in sepia and then I stamped the leaves from the 5074 - Bible Flower Set on the trees and dabbed them with a wet brush tip. I used a pencil to lightly draw in my hills, road and water which owner/creator Bonnie Krebs suggested in her YouTube tutorial here. She has mentioned this before but it just clicked for me that I should be doing it on all of my cards - it's so much easier! I used 177, 565 and 969 on the palette to watercolor in the hills, road and water. I stamped the grass from the 5073 - Bible Foliage Set in leaf green and then the flowers in 757 using the dots from the 5074 - Bible Flower Set. I touched them with a wet brush which really made them brighter.  I then used a tiny bit of 565 to paint in shadows under some of the flowers, tree and deer. I cut out the picture using the 5065 - Oval Stitched Dies and two background piece using the 5063 - Double Stitched Rectangle Dies. The last thing I did was sign and date it.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Challenges

Hi Friends,

Nothing says vacation or fun to me like watching the grandkids play on the beach. This is my entry into the brand new Instagram monthly challenge - #SSSIGChallenge - from Simon Says Stamp and the new Monday Vacation challenge - #SSSMChallenge. They are my "go to" online store for card making and crafting supplies. They pretty much carry it all, like tons of wonderful stamps you can't find at the local craft stores. Check them out!

I used Art Impressions stamps for the kite and little boy and girl stamps. The sandcastle is so old and I have no idea which company made it. I watercolored everything with Marvy and Tombow watercolor markers.

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