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Hope you aren’t sick of my posts today – but it’s busy here at the Crafty Nurse’s Blog! Today I’m sharing the watercolor card I made for the Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop entry. There are so many beautiful watercolor entries it’s worth checking out.
This is very similar to the previous gnome watercolor but he’s so stinkin’ cute I couldn’t resist. I used the new Zig Clean Color Real Brush for the image and my Hobby Lobby watercolor set for the background. I wanted a little more color and movement on this card which I think I got. The sentiment is from Happy & Smile from Simon Says Stamp.
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
Here are the last two cards from this March kit. The first uses Operation Write Home’s Weekly Sketch #250. I added some Bazzill heavy weight vellum and embossed the Hero Arts & Operation Write Home fundraiser stamp with Ranger’s Liquid Platinum embossing powder. The circles & rectangle were cut with My Favorite Things dies.
My second card is an example of covering up a mistake. I didn’t plan to have a flower at the top left, but I messed up the liquid pearls and tried to remove them but made a royal mess so I had to cover it with the flower. I stamped the background with the flowers in vanilla Hero Arts Shadow Ink and Fog Simon Says Stamp ink.
Happy Saturday! You know I love the weekend because it means it’s time to create. Today I used my Kuretake watercolors on the new stamp set by Julie Ebersole for Essentials by Ellen. Ellen is holding a “Mix it up” challenge combining Essentials products and Hero Arts. Today, I used the Hero Arts background stamp “Capture Number Background”.
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:
Another fun card from my time at Online Card Classes called Gesso Resist as taught by Julie Ebersole. I love how this came out and it’s so easy. Clean & Simple isn’t really my general style, which is why I’m taking this class. If you aren’t taking it, I sure encourage you to do so. You can start anytime. This card uses gesso, distress inks in Worn Lipstick, Ripe Persimmon, and Picked Raspberry. The die is Papertrey Ink cut 4 times – 3 in white and one pink. Background stamp is from this months Simon Says Stamp kit.