Tag Archives: watercolor

Life’s a Beach

  • Stamps –
    • Stampington & Co. Christine Adolph Series, “Shore Cliff Elements”
    • Darcie’s – “Beach Bums”
  • Inks – Ranger Distress Oxide inks: Broken China and Faded Jeans
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Silver metallic paper

This is a very simple card with a beachy theme. I started with a watercolor background, which is sort of the star of the card, made with Ranger Distress Oxide inks and water. I stamped the shells and sentiment over the background in black Archival ink.

Challenge: The Artistic Stamper April Creative Challenge – Backgrounds

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An otterly happy birthday

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Year Five”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Stitched Circle Frames”
  • Patterned papers – Lawn Fawn “Perfectly Plaid” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Bling – EK Success – Sticko dimensional stickers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Zig Clean Color markers
  • KaiserCraft metallic gel pens

I’ve been meaning to make an otter card with this set for a while now. I brought it with us to the coast–how appropriate–and finally got it colored and put together! I colored the otter with Zig watercolor markers and the ribbon on the present with a metallic marker. It was fun to layer the different papers using the varying sizes of die-cut circles–almost like paper piecing. Thanks for stopping by today.

Challenge – LawnFawnatics Challenge #1 “Happy Birthday.”


Springtime Sweetpeas

  • Stamp – Impression Obsession “Sweetpea Corner”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Ovals”
  • Patterned paper – Belle Vie 6X6″ pad – Julie Nutting
  • Zig Clean Color markers / waterbrush
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This is a simple Springtime card featuring the sweetpea stamp from Impression Obsession. I colored it with Zig Clean Color markers and used a waterbrush for the watercolor effect.

Challenge: 613 Avenue Create Challenge #195 – Anything Goes / Stamped Image

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Artist’s Trading Card – Earth Laughs

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  • Stamps – Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection “Mini Bouquet”
  • Dies – Sizzix Framelets “Flower Garden & Mini Bouquet”
  • Embossing folder – Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions “Leaves”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling
  • Zig Clean Color markers
  • Ranger Distress Inks

I created these Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) to swap with some online friends. Our theme was Nature’s Beauty. I started by stamping the flower images on watercolor paper and then coloring them with Zig Clean Color markers and a water brush. I used the matching dies to cut out the watercolored flowers. After I cut the cardstock into trading card size (2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″), I ran them through my Cuttlebug with the embossing folder to achieve the leaf background. I then adhered the die-cut flowers to the cards. I printed out the Emerson quote and applied Distress inks, cut out the quotes and adhered them to the cards. Thanks for visiting.


Hero Arts Orchids Scramble

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  • Stamps – Hero Arts – CL947 “Color Layering Large Orchid”
  • Ranger – Distress Crayons
  • Ranger – Distress Inks
  • Distress Watercolor cardstock
  • Bazzill cardstock – Bouquet
  • Neenah Solar White cardstock

I created this card for a 90-minute scramble #138 on the Hero Arts Flickr site. Our challenge was to use solid stamps and outline stamps together. I used Distress Crayons directly on the outline stamp and spritzed it with water. I did a similar watercolor technique for the solid stamps and stems, only using Distress Inks. I added some water splatters and the sentiment to finish off the image. I then adhered it with a strip of purple cardstock and popped the whole thing up with dimensional adhesive. Thanks for stopping by.

 


Purple floral card with die-cuts

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  • Stamps – WPlus9 – “Spring Blooms”
  • Dies –
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Vintage Labels Three”
    • Memory Box “Locina Buckle”
    • Memory Box “Amira Flourish”
  • Ken Oliver Crafts – Liquid Metals “Metallic Amethyst”
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Textured paper – unknown origin
  • Vellum

I created this card for a challenge with a group of friends to make a purple-themed card, as a tribute to a group member who recently passed away. I colored the image background with Ken Oliver Liquid Metals in a nice, metallic amethyst wash. I stamped over it with black ink. I used some lacy die-cuts for visual interest. Thanks for visiting.


Fly!

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  • Stamps –
    • Stampers Anonymous U4-960 (bugs)
    • Hero Arts “Thanking of You”
  • Dimensional stickers – EK Success
  • Zig Clean Color markers
  • Neenah Solar White cardstock

I created another card a buggy image for the insect challenge our card group is hosting. It also seemed to be a good fit for Challenge #91: Fly at Addicted to CAS. I created the background to have a scribbly, watercolored effect by using my Zig markers and a waterbrush. I stamped only the partial image from a long Stampers Anonymous woodmount stamp I’ve had in my collection for years. A very simple card. Thanks for visiting.