Friday, September 20, 2019

Watercolor Weekend September 21, 2019

Hello Friends,

Have you seen Art Impression's new 5198 - WC Mountain Set? I'm in love with it! It comes with two sizes of traditional mountains and two sizes of Southwestern mountains. They are so easy to use yet  make a wonderful impact on any scene!  This is my card for the bi-monthly Watercolor Weekend on the Art Impression's blog. I stamped the mountain in 969 and pulled the color out of the lines. I watercolored them with four different colors - 977, 757, 969 and 933, trying to get that orange color of the Utah mountains that my adventurous son Brad (with his dog Sgt) always captures in his photos. I used this photo below for inspiration:

Next, I stamped the boot in 969 from the 4871 - WC Rustic Container Set then colored the bottom with 969 and the top with NO. 17 steel blue. I used the flowers from 4868 - WC Flower Set 2 and stamped them in the steel blue and 158. I stamped the cacti in 177 from the 4763 - Southwest Set and then added 228, 155, NO. 48 leaf green and No. 52 yellow green to them.  I used the fine tip of the No.72 pine green to draw some of needles back in. I stamped the rocks in both 969 and 565. I stamped the flowers with 933 from the 5009 - WC Mini Flower Set on top of the round cactus. I stamped the grasses in 977 from the 5126 - WC Foliage Set 4  then added that color to the ground from the palette. I added dots with the fine tip of the sepia pen. I used 565 to add the shadows, the sky and to darken the boot heel. I cut out my scene with the largest 5061 - Square Double Stitched Die and used double sided foam tape to adhere it to the base which I cut out using the largest of the 5063 - Rectangle Double Stitched Dies. I stamped the happy birthday from the 4194 - Buzzard stamp and cut it out with the 5132 Tag Stitched Die Set.

Thank you for checking out my blog!  You can find more of my cards on my Instagram account here. The supplies I used are listed below:

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Art Impressions Watercolor, September 15, 2019

Hi Friends,

I think I have discovered a game changer by accident for our Art Impressions Watercolor Stamps! I ran out of watercolor paper so I used Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper to make this fall scene. I used the pumpkins from the 5059 - WC Harvest Set and barrel from the 4871 - WC Rustic Container Set. I absolutely loved how the color moved on the Bristol smooth paper!!! I'm pretty certain I will be using it from now on. The colors blended so easily. Try it yourself! The flowers are from the 5126 - WC Foliage Set and 5008 - WC Flower Set.

Since today is my sister's birthday - Happy Birthday Tisha!!!

See you all next week for the Art Impression's Watercolor Weekend!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Brand New Bible Journaling Stamps, September 5, 2019

Hello Friends,

Art Impressions has just released brand new Bible Journaling stamps and you are going to want all of them, like I do!  My card was made using the 5199 - Praise Instruments Set. I immediately thought of Christmas when I saw this set. I made this card by stamping the three instruments in 969 after stamping them off on scratch paper first, then I stamped them onto my watercolor paper. I pulled the color out of the lines and watercolored them in 947. I added the pine branches using 4867 - WC Foliage Set and stamping them in 249. I used the fine tip of the 885 to make the berries. I glued gold glitter on the instruments. After that dried, I ran it through my die cutting machine using the 5061 - Square Double Stitched Dies. I used a words stencil with Tim Holtz pumice stone distress ink for the background of the instruments. I typed that sentiment on my computer and cut it out using a die. The white pieces are adhered with foam adhesive over that gold card stock. The background piece was cut with the largest 5053 - Rectangle Die Set.

Thank you for checking out my blog!  You can find more of my cards on my Instagram account here. The supplies I used are listed below:

Summer Loving