Saturday, May 17, 2014

Day 11 Card #1

I totally jumped to day 11 but I couldn't resist when Tim Holtz was one of the teachers for day 11. He did a fun techniques by putting the ink on the stencils and then spritzing with water and using that as your stamp.  I knew exactly which stencil I wanted to use, you should have a stencil with more blank space so that you will get that defined image. I choose a Heidi Swapp Dot stencil.

For the pink card I used a variety of ink from Tim Holtz, festive berries, spun sugar, fired brick, victorian velvet, and worn lipstick. You want to start with your lightest ink first so you don't muddy up your ink pads.

For the blue card I used a variety of ink from Tim Holtz, faded jeans, peacock feathers, evergreen bough, and broken china. Again make sure you start with your lightest color so you don't muddy up your inks.

The top photo is after I inked up the stencil and spray generously with water and pressed it down, I used a paper towel to help press it down to pick up the ink to leave the circles white, it really does work. This photo is after is after they were dry, isnt that just so cool.

I used a birthday die from Papertrey Ink and some scrap black paper and cut it our six times, three each for each card and glued them together. The happy came from Simon Says Stamp set call Happy, there is a coordinating die that you can purchase as well.

I used my clear wink of stella glitter pend on the birthday die cut after I adhered it to the card. Again using scraps of black from my scrap stash to add a little border to the edge of the main image.
 I definitely wanted to keep the card clean and simple and not add too many extra embellishments, I was totally thinkg wood veneer arrows but said no. I added the extra piece of the image that I cut off on the inside of the cards.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Day 4 Card #2 part 1

From day 4 videos #2 from Shari Carrol regarding Stamps Specifically for Water coloring, doing the opposite and using a bold stamps with markers and gelatos. These two cards are with the markers. Stamping on your card then re moistening the image and stamping on another piece, tow cards for the price of one. Well I did forget to re moisten the image, I just stamped it right after the first one, oops oh well it works and I am behind so I am going to roll with it. So lets get started.

I havent entered a Word Art Wednesday Challenge in a while so I am going to enter this one this week challenge #132, go check out those gals there is always a ton of inspiration and its always an anything goes challenge as well as put this in the class gallery for the water color card class.

My four mats sized 3 inches wide by 5 1/2 tall, I only used two for the marker technique, I haven't completed the gelato technique yet but figured I could cut them at the same time.

I used four Tim Holtz markers for this technique mustard seed, spiced marmalade(not shown), picked raspberry, and spun sugar.

Spritzed it about 3 to 4 times, Using a :( retiring stamp set from Stampin Up called Flower Shop (it has a matching punch too).

Finished flowers. the one on the left is the first stamp and then I stamped right after onto the left piece, Shari Carrol re spritzed with water before stamping the second time and I totally spaced that step, oh well I am rolling with it because I am behind in class.

Using another :( retired Stampin Up set called Bloomin Marvelous, I pulled out the leaf and used Tim Holtz markers in vintage photo, mowed lawn, and peeled paint.

In the above picture I used the vintage photo on the stem and then on the outside line of the leaf I used mowed lawn, this photo I used the peeled paint in the center.


My oops moment, there always the back of the paper, foam squares and washi tape to hold down my ribbon.

Finished cards on the right is my first stamped images and on the left is my second time stamping without re inking/re misting the stamp.

Close up of the right card.

Close up of the right card.

Close up of the left card.

Close up of the left card.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Day 3 Card #3

Ok im so late, I did so good the first three days, then busy came and kiddo sick and then me sick, but I am hopeing to get on track and catch up.

The third video by Jennifer McGuire in Day #3 Creative Watercolor she used a stamping block to create a mat I would say for your image. She then stamped and faux watercolored the image inside the mat.

I used my Koi Water Colors on an acrylic block, but first just like Jennifer I used versa mark and it does work, I must say you need to clean your block good because there is a slight film on it afterwords.

I also used some stamps from a variety of companys, Simon Says Stamp, Technique Tuesday, and Pebbles.

Holding down my water color paper with painters tape.
Using the Versa Mark first along the edges of the block.
My Koi Water Color palate, I am using the blue, its on the second line last one.
I applied a thin layer of color then spritzed with about 4 sprays of water.
Holding down my block for a few minutes.
Heat dry on low.
Technique Tuesday stamp set called, Poppy Sentiments.
Used my markers to color on a clear block then my aqua painter to add color. I used fired brick, spiced marmalade, black soot, and walnut stain.
I stamped and cut out on a scrap peice of white card stock, then adhered with some Tombow Multi glue.
Using spiced marmalade I colored just the outside on the card front to match the inside of the flowers and to bring out a little more of the orange color in the center of the flower.
Used extreme tape to hold my water color peice to my card base.
Finished card.
Close up, the bow is tied with four sting of thin twine.
I used some doodlebug sprinkles in the color blue jean on the top left and couldnt help but not to used my clear wink of stella glitter pen on the orange parts of the card and brought it out the the red on the flower just a little bit. I hope the camera caught the sparkle, its so much better in real life.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Day 3 cards #2

The second card for Day 3, the video by Kristina Werner (stamps specificly for watercoloring)

I dont own any stamps that are specificly for watercoloring but I do have a set from Stampin Up, it's a hostess set called well I dont know, LOL I didn't label my box, oops.  It has three images that are sketched and I figured it would be great to do the watercoloring on.

It has a nice bird in some grass image and I immediately thought of a male sympathy card. My sentiment stamp came from Stampin Ups Petite Pairs and it also has a coordinating punch.

After I finished my stamping I brought out my oval framelits by My Favorite Things and choose one that I thought did the image justice.

I embossed some Crumb Cake card stock also by Stamping up with a Sizzix embossing folder that doesn't have a name, oops again, but I did purchase it at Micheal's a few months back. I used some Crumb Cake 3/8 inch Taffeta ribbon also by Stampin up which I used some red line tape to hold it down. Just tied it in a simple not and used some Stampin Dimensionals by Stampin Up to finish off the oval center piece.

I have not finished the inside yet but I am thinking of re stamping the image along with a sympathy sentiment.

Used Tim Holt distress markers in black soot, spiced marmalade, forest moss, stormy sky, and vintage photo.

Using my water brush and very little water I lightly painted over.

Figuring out which ovals to use, I have two sets by My Favorite Things.

Just a tad bit of red line tape on the outside and inside to secure the ribbon.

Finished Card.

Day 3 Cards #1

Basic Stamping with Watercolor (a video by Jennifer Rzasa)

I used my favorite two-step stamp by Stampin Up called Too Kind and three colors of distress ink by Tim Holtz in rusty hinge, victorian velvet, and peeled paint. I also incorporated my Stamp-a-magig by Stampin up as well. I used some Very Vanilla 1/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon also by Stampin Up and some My Minds Eye record it collections brads called charm. Finally my sentiment stamp set by Simon Says Stamp called Best Mom Ever that I received in a 2013 card kit and my background paper is from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6X6 paper pad by American Crafts.

I am really loving this class, I am getting Mothers Day cards done and building up my stash as well as learning new techniques. A big plus to this class is I am really digging into my stash and using things that I have had and not used at all yet and even using up alot of my scrap neutral card stock.

 ink up the stamp.
 I had about 3 layers of paper towels down and sprayed the stamp about 4 times.
 coolness, what an awesome way to stretch your stamps, especially the two-step ones.
 Stamp position is a must I love this thing.
All done, love the way it turned out, in the end I added some wink of stella glitter pen in clear.

Used some extra pattern paper on the inside this time.

Final Day 2 Project

Here is the third card for day two.  I had some time yesterday while out and about and stooped by Micheal's and picked up the Elmer's Rubber Cement for under $4.

 Using Memento ink I stamped the image on two water color papers.  The image is from Technique Tuesday called Poppy Sentiments.
 Using my rubber cement I added a layer to the image and cleaned my brush thoroughly after I was done. I took maybe half hour to dry.
 These are the water colors I used, I purchased them at Hobby Lobby they are called well I don't know there is no name on them, LOL.
 Here they are after the rubber cement dried.
 I used my fingers and rubbed of the rubber cement, it feels tacky and like its not dry but trust me it is, I left these overnight. Go for it and rub it off.
 The yellow one did not turn out like I wanted it to so I gave the panel to Lexi and she was sooo happy. LOL.  I used my Basic Black stampin write marker from Stampin Up to make the lines more bolder.
 Trying to decided which enamel dot to use, I got these from Peachy Cheap Deals. I have gotten alot of good deals off this site, especially these enamel dots.
 Picking marker colors, I went with from Stampin Up Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant, and Melon Mambo. The enamel dots that I went with are from My Minds Eye Record it collection.
Finished card, I used the 1/2 inch corner rounder to round the right sides of the card and layers.

The stamp set I used for the sentiments is from Simon Says Stamp, its called Best Mom Ever, I believe I got it in a 2013 card kit.

Decorated the inside as well.

Close up of the flower.