Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Water Color practice #2

Hello, and thanks for stopping by,  this is the second card that I water colored. I made this one one evening when I was talking to my sister in Florida. This first one was up yesterday for the Try Stampin' on Tuesday site I'm a designer for.  If you need some inspiration, card layouts or techniques in your card making just hop over and check out all the posts. The designers add their creations and we even have a top three cards badge you can get for your blog spot when you add your card and are chosen. 

I tried a no line watercolor technique here, I used my distress colors to stamp then took a brush and pulled the color out of the outline being careful to not do two petals side by side.  I've been watching youtube videos and that is what they say will help keep the lines in your flowers. When I needed more color I added it to an acrylic block and picked up the color with my brush, adding water if it was to dark. Whatcha think?  :0)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tic - Tac - Tuesday #1

Here we are at Try Stampin' with another new post and another new card challenge to try!!  :0)

This was fun to try to decide which way my card was going to follow, I'm thinking you'll be able to tell, if you think you know leave me a comment.  I love to hear what others think of my visions, as long as it is kind I'll even take your thoughts on how it could be improved.
I've been wanting to work with my Kuretake Watercolors and finally found some time to do a couple cards. Since this Tic - Tac lends itself to a Valentines Day theme I decided to do a couple birthday cards for sisters in law that have birthdays on the 13th and 14th of Feb.  They both really love flowers and that was great to try my water colors.

You can see if you look real careful that I have a stitched edge to the water colored panel.  The Happy birthday is die cut twice and layered. The rose and leaves were water colored as I said above with my Kuretake Water Colors. I added some wink of stella shine to the tips of all the petals but it doesn't show up on the picture.  I found my inspiration from a YouTube video that I watched - a new to me water color technique. What do you think???
Come back tomorrow and I'll have the second one up and you can see and let me know what you think. Have a blessed day and I'll be hoping and checking to see if you've joined us. 
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Try Stampin on Tuesday # 352

Hey there, it's time for another challenge!!  This one is a fun one and so very versatile, so many ways to use this Theme - Burst of color.  I decided to do a back ground with water color paper and color burst crystals (Stampin Up sells a set of 5 now in the new 2018 occasions catalog) The exciting thing about them is that no two will ever look alike .  Just wet the paper and sprinkle on the color it will actually BURST before your eyes when it hits the water OR you can sprinkle the color on and then spritz the paper and watch it BURST :0)   If you want lighter color you can add more water or dab some of the colored water off.  This piece can be stamped onto but be sure to either let it sit to dry or if your impatient like me use the heat gun and dry it.  If you decided you want more color just add it and water!  Note it is better to use a watercolor paper or Stampin' Up has a shimmer paper that holds up to the water. I haven't tried the glossy card stock if you have let me know how it turned out, please.

For this card as I said I used water color paper, sprinkled on blue, yellow a just a bit of red then I sprayed with water and watched it BURST- oh smiling face- I love how each color has many different shades to give a varied look and that I did end up with some green since blue and yellow mixed does create green - Duh you knew that!!!  :0) 
The strip down the center was hand made with some of the confetti stamps in the set I used - What is it you ask!!! well I'll tell you it is a new set in the Occasions Catalog and I needed to get something that WASN'T flowers to use! since I send a lot of birthday cards and to the many "males" in this family thought this set would work wonderfully!!! (Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and just a touch of Real Red) It is called Picture Perfect Birthday and there are 18 different stamps to use (6 of them are words!!!YEA!!!)  The "blower" that I used is actually three pieces so it can be made to any colors you choose.  I stamped them with Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and the in color - Lemon Lime Twist  Cut them out and then popped them with dimensionals onto the card .  Stamped the Happy Birthday form the set in the corner.  When I was writing up this blog I realized I hadn't added the top right corner decoration, thought about adding a few rhinestones...hmmm should I or shouldn't I??? that's one of the things I do like about out site, you can follow the sketch to the "T" or just do your own thing and not follow it at all.  So with that said what are you waiting for?  come join us with your card creation, we'd love to have so many cards added that it would be really hard to pick the top ones!!!!!   
I better get off here and go make sure my house is grandchild proofed :0)  their mother has been under the weather for a while and I'm going to watch them today!!!  I probably won't get any stamping done with them here but what about you?!  You know what they say - Just Do It, Do It, Do It!!!!!  :0)    Well whether you "Do It" or not thank you for stopping by and I do hope you'll check out the other designers cards just click here.

Optional Theme: Burst of Color 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Try Stampin on Tuesday technique challenge #1

Hello all, not sure this will get on the main page. I completely missed this on our demonstrator page and was to have it on the demo. page by  Sat. the 30th. (for Jan 2018) I had so much fun I made 2 cards! on the 31st. ending the year stamping!!!!    :0)

This year has been such a challenge for my family and I decided to make a card for my brother in law. My sister who we lost to leukemia in October loved cats and her husband is a vet and they enjoyed riding the motorcycle with the legion riders.  This card honors both of those loves. To make this card I sponged the sky and stamped the motorcycle on the back  panel then cut the cat shape and placed it over in my desired position.  Oh yes I ran the top through the bigshot to give it a bit of texture and then added the sentiment and the dots. (Pretty easy to figure that one out)

This next card was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest, don't you just love that site?  All the ideas and inspiration there are so helpful and I really love going and seeing what others have been making, Card ideas, techniques, and helpful tips!!!

This card came together very easily,  I did make a homemade mask though that would hold up to sponging.  I didn't want it thick so I  used a piece of copy paper, I put packing tape on it thinking it might hold up to more than one use. (I only did one side if I do this again, and I will,  I'm going to try putting the packing tape on both sides as a small area between two petals did rip). This tape covered  a big enough area that I could die cut the shape and be able to sponge my color onto the whisper white card stock.  (that is what I'd call the negative)  I had a second die cut that only cut the outside of this flower and that is what I used to cut the top piece of whisper white at the edge for the  flower and the hello word.  I used Calypso Coral and sponged, the whisper white layers were adhered to a calypso coral card base. When finished I added a little bling with the clear rhinestones.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Try Stampin' Challenge 352

Ok  I guess you could say this is a "late" card.  What happens when your late? In school you might get docked in your grade, in the Dr. office you may have to wait a LONG time or reschedule your appointment, in Try Stampin' on Tuesday the card may not be on their web page.  Now the other thing about this card is that I Did Not follow the sketch!!  BUT I did SORTA follow the Theme: Time to Celebration
It has been snowing here in Ohio and that means celebration time because there is no school.  I know, I know I'm stretching that theme a bit. :0)

It's December and I found I had limited time to work on a card for this time around so I'm posting the card that my senior apartment complex folks are going to make today (Tuesday) unless the snow keeps coming and I don't feel it's safe to  go this afternoon.    I designed it with that in mind though and it could be used in January with a different saying.  Thanks for stopping, and have a Very Merry Christmas!

Try Stmapin' sketch and Theme:

Optional Theme: Time to Celebrate

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge 351

hello all, I'm hoping this will be okay, I kinda made it from memory of what the sketch looked like it isn't exactly like the sketch but that is what I love about this site, we have the choice and freedom to do it "our way"- It was a quick- mix, match use up things laying on my desk card!!! I found the night of navy card stock with the snowflakes and thought I'd use it for this challenge as I didn't have a lot of time to make something.  Then I scrounged around and found the DSP already cut and added the Early Espresso card stock behind it.  The little wreath is from an OLD Stampin' Up set I stamped a couple times with Garden Green and I added rhinestones (I had colored with a red marker for another project and didn't need all of them). The Merry Christmas is from an old Stampin' Up set also but I just love the font and use it often at Christmas time. Have fun with this sketch it is a good one.  If you didn't come from the Try Stampin' on Tuesday page be sure to check out the other designers cards they are all GREAT.  Just click here and it will take you there. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my vision, Happy Stamping!


Optional Theme: Winter Time

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Try Stampin' on Tuesday #350

Well here it is, I played around with a couple different ideas and then came up with this. I kinda like it, I do hope you enjoy playing with this sketch.  I did not follow the suggested theme, but remember it is just a suggestion.  Have a great day.