Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Art Impressions Contest



The Owner/Creator of Art Impressions, Bonnie Krebs is holding a fun challenge to create something like this truck and camper for a $25 prize!  She even provides a tutorial on how to make it. Check it out on the Ai Blog or on the Ai Facebook page. Her tutorials are always fun and sometimes challenging. I can't wait to see everyone's versions. I also made one in the mountains, as Bonnie suggested.

And this one is the colors Bonnie used.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Ai Watercolor Weekend, February 18, 2022



It's time for the bi-monthly Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend and I get excited and look forward to seeing what my teammates make, too. Go to the Ai blog to get inspired. It definitely feels like Spring in Las Vegas, 70's all week. My flowers should be blooming soon. This card is inspired by granddaughters, Aubrey and Brinley, even though they are older now. To make this card, stamp the wagon from the 4875 Garden Wagon Mini Set inked in Tombow 565 and 969. Be sure to stamp it off first. Cover the wagon with post it tape. Ink the girl from the 5053 Little Girls Set in 969 and place her inside the wagon. Ink the cat from the 4873 Cats Set with the 969 and stamp it inside the wagon. Stamp the other girl inked in 969. Use the foliage from the wagon set inked in 177 and 993 on either side of the wagon. Use the grass from the 5061 Foliage Set 1 inked in 177 and then use the dots from the wagon set inked in 743 to add flowers above the grass. Use 565 to create a shadow under the wagon.  The taller girl is colored with 743 for her hat and skirt, 993 for the stripes on her shirt and her hair is colored in with 969. Her skin is colored with 850. The girls in the wagon is colored with 969 on her hair, 850 for her skin, 743 for her pants, 993 for her shirt and the dots on her shirt are 743 The cat and the tires are colored with N25. The wagon is colored 993. The sky is 526. Use the 5062 Rounded Corner Rectangle Die Set to cut out the paper and background paper. 

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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Watering Cans February 17, 2022



I love the Foundations stamps from Art Impressions! They make it so easy to just add beautiful flowers and decorations to then create a beautiful watercolored card to send to someone you love. Bonnie Krebs, Owner/Creator of Ai just did a tutorial on Facebook for this scene. I love how it turned out. Give it a try! 


4773 - Acrylic Block 5 Pack (Variety)4774 - Stamp Positioner5137 - DB Pen Set 10PK - Bonnie's Favorites Set 15138 - DB Pen Set 10PK - Bonnie's Favorites Set 2Canson XL WC Paper Pad4051 - WC Foliage Set 1

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Ai Watercolor Weekend February 4, 2022



How can it be February, already? I wanted to make a Spring card for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend and thought the 5435 Foundations Potting Bench would be perfect for it. Stamp the bench inked in Memento London Fog ink using a Misti or similar stamp platform. Stamp the bunnies from the 4874 inked in the Tombow 969. Stamp the bird nest and bird from the 4874 Bunnies Set inked in 969. Use the 4051 Foliage Set 1 to stamp grass in some of the pots, inked in 177. Stamp the flowers from the 5474 inked in 177 and 993. Stamp the flowers from the 5475 inked in 755 and 249. Use the 993 on the tips of the tulips and to color in the hat. The leaves under the hat are from the 5418 Bible Foliage Set 2 inked in 249. Color the containers/pots from the top left to right down to the bottom row in 565, 993, 969, N45, 249, 379, N45, and 969. The birdhouse roof is 969, the pink is 755 and the bottom is 177. Darken the holes with the blue TwinTone pen. The bird is colored in 969 and 755. The eggs are colored in 565 and then use the Tombow TwinTone blue pen fine tip to add dots to the eggs. The bunnies are colored in 969, N45 and the middle one is a combo of 969 and 565. The ears are colored in with 772. Use a fine tip black pen to darken their eyes, noses and draw whiskers. The potting bench is colored in with 969 and the shadows and sky are colored with 565. The last thing I did was add the Kendra dots from the 5418 Bible Foliage Set 2 inked in 177 all around. Use the 5063 A2 Double Stitched Dies to cut it out and for the background piece.

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Fall Scene

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