Category Archives: CAS-ual Friday’s
This is round 2 of the 30 day color Challenge at The Daily Marker. If you are not familiar with Kathy’s work, you are truly missing the work of an artist. She wields a copic marker like a fine instrument. Her coloring is jaw dropping and for 30 days she is doing a daily project to inspire all of us to do some coloring.
The theme this go around is Watercolor! I just got a few Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens so this was perfect timing. Right now, Marker Supply has the 12 pen set for only 19.99. That is the lowest I’ve seen around, even less than Amazon and much less then the other stores I normal buy my card making supplies.
My card is made with the My Favorite Things “You Gnome Me” stamp set. I used the Kuretake pens and tried it both with water and without water. They way you can blend these markers together is amazing. For example, the mushrooms below are brown, orange, and yellow mixed directly on the page, no water, no palette, nothing. These markers are all that right now so I just had to see what the fuss was all about. Okay – I’m hooked. I’ve already put in my second order for more (shhh don’t tell Bob). The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp “Happy & Smile” from the new June card Kit.
Addicted to Stamps: Make a Mark – created my own grass
Lia Stamps: ATG
Cas-ual Friday: Clean & Simple
Happy Thursday Friends. Today I broke out my Dylusions Ink to do some watercoloring to enter my card into the Ellen Mix It Up Challenge. For this challenge Ellen chooses one other company for a combined product challenge. This week it’s Avery Elle.
My card features the “Mondo Magnolia” by Ellen and the Avery Elle “Gift Tag” set. To achieve this look I followed Julie Ebersole’s tutorial from a previous “Hello Monday” called “Magic Watercolor” – Thanks Julie!
Believe it or not, Julie almost scrapped this because she didn’t like how it came out at first but I’m thrilled she persevered. The birthday sentiment is from “Cupcake Party” by Simon Says Stamp.
I have been buying Lindy’s Stamp Gang products for over 10 years now and I love them as much today as I did when I got my first “moon shadows”. This months color scheme for the Lindy’s February 2015 Color Challenge is very vibrant so instead of doing full sprays on my card, I spattered. I stenciled the heart using 3D molding paste mixed with Black Orchid Black magical mica (I think this is discontinued as I couldn’t find in the store). This isn’t the black that was called for in the challenge, but it was the only color I didn’t have on hand out of the 5 chosen, so I improvised. I then splattered Caribbean Blue Flat Fabio, Bougainvillea Fuchsia Starburst, Pretty in Pink Pink Starburst, and Frozen Jack Frost making sure to dry in between each layer. That helps so the colors don’t muddy. I also created my own stencil mask using the Simon Says Stamp “Clustered Leaf Die”. I based my design on the Freshly Made sketch below.
Here is the color palette:
I love this little image from My Favorite Things called “I’m raptor around your finger”. I clear heat embossed over Black Versafine ink and then colored him with distress ink and my watercolor brush on watercolor paper. The background is tumbled glass diluted with lots of water. The sketch is also from My Favorite Things offered at the Wednesday Stamp Club challenge. The paper is Bazzill called “Dino-Mite”. Sentiment is Tim Holtz “Simple Sayings” and heart is die cut from Spellbinders die and covered with glossy accents.