Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Watercolor Play

In a couple weeks the newest Online Card Class - Watercolor for Card Makers - starts up, but the talented gals over there have given us a few videos and ideas and asked us to get out supplies and play before class!  I have an assortment of things I can watercolor with: watercolors in tubes, watercolors in little cakes, Twinkling H2Os, watercolor crayons and pencils and Gelatos.  The card above was done with Gelatos and an old technique.  I have a few more cards made with other types of watercolors that I will post later this week.

Here's a video that Jennifer McGuire turned me on to, very talented gal from the Ukraine!  She'll show you how to do it easier than I can write it.  If you've been stamping awhile you'll know how to  emboss your background with Versamark or clear embossing ink, heat emboss with clear powder then after you color the background and let it dry well you iron off the embossing!  

I then stamped the birthday hat by coloring directly on my stamp with Gelatos and spritzing with water.  Really a fun technique, and I can say I ironed today ;-)

dot background - Hero Arts
Birthday Wishes - PaperTrey Ink
birthday hat - Stampin' Up

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter - Happy Spring

Just a quick little treat holder I made for the holiday.  Using the Stampin' Up embossing folder that makes the embossed oval and then their large oval punch to make the cut-out.  The bunny is from Impression Obsession and the fun flowers are The Stamps of Life.  TSOL has this great set of flower dies, about 15+ small and they die cut their wool felt beautifully!  The paper is Club Scrap.

Friday, April 04, 2014

SImple Watercoloring

This was fun to make, got the inspiration from Pinterest.  The sandpipers are watercolored on Strathmore Multi-media paper.  This set, Wetlands, from Stampin' Up is great for masculine cards.

birds are Stampin' Up (Wetlands set)
happy bday is Club Scrap

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

TV and you!

A fun little card for my sister, she's been doing CrossFit faithfully since July and is doing so well with that and lifestyle changes her doctor said she can go off her RA meds!  WTG  Barb.  So I thought a little card was in order, you can't see it too good but I added some of Ranger's black Gloss Enamels to the dials on the TV to give it some texture.

Stamps are from The Stamps of Life.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Smooshed Ink Blocks

Finally getting around to trying some of the newest techniques from the  Technique Junkie Newsletter.  This was a fun one, and then finding stamps to stamp on top of the background was fun too.  Not thrilled with the white cardstock from CTMH, so thin it bent a wee bit.  grrrr.

stamps - the scene is Artistic Outpost and the saying is from Hero Arts.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Card Sketch

Over at Paper Artists Online my friend Jennifer does a monthly sketch for card making.  Since the month is moving ever closer to the end I thought I better hop to it.  This is made with supplies all in the latest Simon Says Stamp kit.  It's a great little card making kit for the money - stamps, papers, cardstock, some doo-dads.  Just add INK!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Flowers out of Scraps

Great video from OWH on YouTube here showing you several ways to make some flowers for spring using your scraps of paper and some punches.  The roses above were made using the Stampin' Up Bird punch.  Punches can be so versatile, love making something other than their original intention!

Stamp: The Rubbernecker
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Stampin' Up, assorted from stash