Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #114

Lawnscaping Challenge #114 is a One-Layer Challenge. 

The theme was also Fall or Christmas.  I recently got the Lawn Fawn set Toboggan Together, it is so cute!  When I saw the cute penguins in the set I knew I had to make something with them.

 First I colored the images with copics and then masked them. Then using Tumbled Glass distress ink, I inked the background.  I used a Marvy Snow Pen on the background, to add the snow, for a little dimension,  I just love that they look like they are having a snowball fight, but one penguin has a big advantage with the big pile of snowballs! I know exactly who I will send this card to!

Thanks for coming by, be back soon!

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge 9/27-10/3

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge this week is a Designer Drafts Challenge.

This is what I did with the sketch:

I die cut the spider web from vellum with Paper Smooches Halloween Icons. The BOO and the spiders are also from the same die set. The candy corn is from PS Ghoul Friends, colored with copics and cut out.

Sooo my husband pointed out (as husbands do!) that spider webs only have one spider.  Well, I just told him that they were there to attend a Halloween party, hence the candy corn! Lol  Also there is Wink of Stella on everything, BUT it doesn't show up in the photo but it sure looks good IRL. 

Thanks for coming by and I'll be back soon.....

Saturday, September 26, 2015

OCC Watercolor-Can't Get Enough

I wanted to do another watercolor, this time with my Sakura Koi Pocket Travel watercolor set.  This has 24 colors, and very inexpensive.  You can blend a lot of colors with this set.

This didn't start out as a shaker card, but it needed some oomph, so I made it into a shaker card. ;-/  The stamp is from Art Impressions and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  The sentiment was heat embossed with Ranger Platinum embossing powder. 

Thanks for coming by and I may do another watercolor card, because I love watercolor!!

See 'ya soon!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

More Watercolor -OCC

In yesterday's lesson Shari C. demonstrated gelatos.  I have always been fascinated with this medium, but really wasn't sure how to use them. I liked what Shari did, but I wanted to try an idea I had.

I heat embossed Wplus9's Spring Blooms in clear embossing powder on watercolor paper.  Then I took gelato's and applied them to the blooms with my finger and I added water with a brush and spread it around.  I don't have a lot of gelatos so my colors were limited.  I blended a couple together to get different colors.  The clear embossing resisted the color and the gelatos made a halo effect around the blooms. I kinda like the effect I got.  :)  I used Avery Elle's Oh Happy Day's stamp set for the sentiment.

Thanks for taking a look see, and I will be back soon.

OCC Watercolor Exploring Mediums Day 3

This lesson was sooooo good!  A lot of techniques were demonstrated in this class.  I plan to do several of the techniques over the next couple of days.  I wanted to do something with watercolor pencils first.  I really like watercolor pencils as a medium.  I think you have a lot of control with pencils that you don't with other mediums, especially when you aren't really confident about watercoloring. :) 

Jennifer R. used watercolor pencils to draw freehand and it inspired me to try it. I looked up an image that I wanted to try and used that as inspiration.  I did this with Derwent Watercolor pencils.  I bought a set years ago that I really love and have used them many times. 

All in all I do like the results of what I did. :0

Thanks for coming by and I'll be back soon.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

OCC Watercolor-Exploring Mediums-Day 2

Today's lesson concentrated on using traditional mediums for water coloring.  Some of  the teachers used tube watercolors, which created beautiful pieces.  I would like to try this in the future.  Kristina Werner demonstrated no-line watercoloring.  I wanted to try this, so I gave it a shot. :)

I stamped the image in Antique Linen distress ink from Ranger. I used distress inks to watercolor the image and background.   This image is from Paper Smooches-Chummy Chums. I also used PS Digits Stamp for one of the sentiments.

Gonna submit this to the Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge for August 20-26.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow.  :)

OCC Watercolor-Exploring Mediums Day 1

Although this is technically Day 2, this is the first chance I have gotten to try some of the techniques that were demonstrated on Day 1.  These lessons are just jam packed with techniques I want to try.  The first day demonstrated how to use watercolor makers for your cards.  There are a lot of different types of watercolor markers and pretty much every one was demonstrated in today's lesson.  I chose to use the Zig Watercolor Brush Markers for my card.  I just recently got these and really needed the practice. 

First I heat embossed the image, which is Technique Tuesday's Camelia, with Rangers Platinum Fine Embossing powder.  The sentiment is also from this same set and heat embossed.   I colored the background by applying water to the panel and then using Tumbled Glass distress ink.   I die cut the watercolor panel and then mounted it on adhesive foam to the card front.  I still need a lot of practice, but I am not unhappy with this. :)

I am going to go try one of the techniques that we learned today, Day 2, and perhaps be back with another post.

See ya soon!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #113

Lawnscaping Challenge #113 is all about texture.

I just barely made this under the wire for the deadline, which is today!!  I have been super busy, but I wanted to do this challenge.  I  had an idea for it, but actually that didn't work out so well, lol.  But I had another inspiration and this is what I created.

I created a background with distress ink and then I cut a piece of linen in shape of a hill and distessed it a little.  I created the clouds from some flannel backing I had leftover from a blanket I made.  I heat embossed  the scarecrow from Lawn Fawn's Happy Harvest stamp set, and painted with Zig Watercolor brush markers.   The rest of the images are also from the same stamp set and watercolored as well.   I think it is pretty cheeky of the crow to be sitting on the scarecrow's arm, but they do tend to be that way. :)  I created a frame and enclosed the card front, and then used fun foam on the back to give it dimension and adhered it to the card base.  The pumpkins have Wink of Stella and glossy accents.  I think you can actually SEE the glossy accents for once. :)  So lots of texture on this one!

Thanks for stopping by and hope I can get back into the card making groove.  I have been super busy with my daughters baby sprinkle (shower), but it is done now so hopefully I will have more time.