Friday, May 30, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #78 & Color Throwdown #294

My card for two challenges

I have had 4 days of fun stamping with my BFF, Colleen who is visiting from Oregon.  We always have such a great time.  She has to go home today.  :(
Stampin Up - Wavy Lines
Impress, Flower Set, Fresh Ink - Pool
PTI's Classic Kraft & Hibiscus Burst
Craft Medley Sequins

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Addicted to Stamps & More - Make Your Mark

My card for Addicted to Stamps & More Click to play along.
The Challenge is to use Markers, Colored Pencils, Watercolors or whatever to make your mark.
I white embossed with white then used Distress inks, Mowed Lawn, Spun Sugar & Picked Raspberry
on an acrylic block and picked it up with water to color in the images.
PTI's Botanical Blocks on Sweet Blush cardstock, Boutique Borders - Sympathy.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Challenge #7 Use Watercolor

My card for The Challenge
After taking a two week On-Line Class with Jennifer McGuire on watercoloring, I was able to try this challenge without a lot of trepidation.
I colored the stamps with Distress Markers, stamped then used a water color brush to paint.  
Pink Paisley - Nantucket
Distress Markers - Mowed Lawn & Picked Raspberry on PTI's Sweet Blush  
PTI's Asian Fusion for sentiment.
Wink of Stella on Flowers

Seize the Sketch by Lori Turner

My card for Seize the Sketch
My best friend, Colleen was up this Memorial weekend for a volleyball tournament for her two granddaughters, so she was able to extend her visit and spend the rest of the week with me.  She brought me my birthday present which is quite early, not until June but we both couldn't wait so I opened it.
This is the stamp set she gave me. MFT Forget Me Not.  Also, a MFT Spring Flowers stencil and some Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.  What  fun birthday presents.  Couldn't wait to use it.  We are having fun stamping away. 
PTI's Simply Chartreuse, and Tropical Teal cardstock
Fresh Ink, Pigment Ink - Pool from Impress
Darice Diagonal Stripes
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles

Festive Friday #32

My card for Festive Friday
PTI's In the Meadow, banner from Stitched Sentiment, and window die.  
The Paper Studio Snowflake Die
Deer die cut from Glitter Paper from DCWV Glitzy Glitter
Misc. pattern paper from Joann's or Michaels

Monday, May 26, 2014

PTI's MIM #166 Debossing Stamped Images by Dawn

My card using Dawn's technique debossing using dies.
You can play along MIM # 166
I had some trouble getting it to deboss rather that half cut, so I had to watch the video again.  This is probably my 5th or 6th try.....It worked once I got the pads in the right places..
PTI's Meadow Greens in Simply Chartreuse, Berry Sorbet and Pure Poppy
I ran the Berry Sorbet ink pad along the side to create the edge so that it matches the flower, a technique used by Jennifer McGuire.
I am waiting patiently for my BFF, Colleen, who is coming today after her granddaughters vollyball match.  She has been here in Bellevue since Friday for a tournament.  She will come and stay until Friday which is always so much fun.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MIM #165 - 2 with Betsy Veldman's Watercolor Technique

My second card for the MIM this week.  
  You can play along PTI's MIM
PTI's Happiness In Bloom & Birds in Bloom in Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet and Simply Chartreuse
Leanne butterfly by MFT
My sorority group that I belong to picks Secret Sisters for the year and tonight is our last meeting for the year.  We reveal who our SS is, so this is the card that I made for Amy.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Merry Monday #109 - Use Flower (s)

My card for Merry Monday 
MFT Holiday Botanicals stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Marvy Markers & Distress Markers used to watercolor. 
Wink of Stella on top of flowers and leaves
PTI's Pure Poppy Cardstock
I haven't done a card for a week or two because I have been taking Jennifer McGuire's Watercolor On Line Card Class.  If you have ever taken any of her classes, you know there is no time for any other challenges because her classes are so full of ideas and techniques.  It was a fun two weeks but a little intense at times. 

PTI's May Blog Hop

My card for this month's Blog Hop
PTI's Embellished Elegance in Aqua Mist & Melon Berry on Vintage Cream Cardstock 
Your can play along PTI's May Blog Hop

PTI's MIM #165 by Betsy Veldman

My card for the MIM this week, Watercoloring with Betsy
PTI's Meadow Greens in Simply Chartreuse and Berry Sorbet
I really love how this turned out.  I have been taking the On Line Watercolor Card Class with Jennifer
 McGuire and I think it helped with this card.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

OLCC - Watercolor Bonus Day with Yana and Jean

Another card for Bonus Day combining Yana and Jean's techniques.  I die cut the balloons and then watercolored them with watercolor pencils and then added Distress Markers to an acrylic block and watercolored them the rest of the way.

ONCC - Bonus Day - . Watercolor - Laura Sterckx

My card using Laura's technique 
Distress Inks on craft mat using a color wash.  Mine came out more vibrant than Laura's.  I guess I used more ink than she did.
MFT - Leanne Die.  Love this delicate butterfly.
I used twine instead of thread.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Day 11 WaterColor by Tim Holtz - Watercolor + Stencils - 2

My second card using floral stencil with Distress Inks - Inking Stencils and then spritzing with water.
PTI's die set and Beautiful Butterflies for sentiment

Day 11 WaterColor by Tim Holtz - Watercolor + Stencils

My first card using Tim Holtz stencil, Rays with Distress Inks - Inking Stencils and then spritzing with water.
PTI's Heart 2 Heart #2, Wonderful Words Birthday and Happy Die

Day 10 - Watercolor by Jean - Simple Freehand Painting

My card for Day 10 Simple Freehand watercolor using a stencil as a guide to trace with watercolor pencils and Distress Markers for shading.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

MIM #164 Clustered Stamped Sentiment by Heather

My card for PTI's MIM this week embossing the sentiment and stamping around to make it pop out.
This was quick and fun to make. 
This card is for a friend who is retiring tomorrow. 
To join in the fun click PTI - MIM
PTI's All About You in Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Ocean Tides, Hawaiin Shores and Tropical Teal.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

OLCC Day 9 - Jennifer R.s Techniques Simple Freehand Painting

My first attempt at freehand painting, although it took 3 times to get it right.  The hardest part for me was the trunk, but I am pretty happy with it.  It actually looks like a tree.
Water colors - Sentiment - PTI - Keep it Simple Birthday on Hawaiian Shores cardstock

OLCC Day 8 - Laura Bassen's technique - Using a stencil guide to paint

My card using Laura's technique.  I did not use a die but actually already had a stencil from MFT, Peaceful Wildflowers,
Watercolors on PTI's Melon Berry cardstock and pattern paper and Edger Die
3 little pearls.  Like Laura I don't always know where to put the pearls, except that most of the time I am usually trying to cover up a mark which is the case with this one.
Unfortunately, this card will be sent to a former co-worker of mine whose wife passed away suddenly yesterday.  They are in their 50's, much too young....

OLCC Day 8 Watercolor - Tasnim's Technique Painting over stamped Image

Day 8 with Tasnim, painting over stamped image
Distress Inks, Milled Lavender, Spun Sugar, Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves
PTI sentiment from Meadow Greens
Well, a watercolorer I am not but I have had fun trying.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

OLCC - Day 7 Dawn's Technique - Faux Hand Painting

My card using Dawn's Technique Painting over a stamped image.
I have re-done this so many times, too many to count.  Still not totally happy with it.  It was fine until I started adding the splatters and my own shading.  At least I tried.
PTI's Rosie Posie, and Turning a new Leaf, Boutique Borders - Sympathy.
Distress Inks, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Day 7 - Watercolor - Joni Nina Andaya - Faux Hand Painting

My first card for today which I painted this morning and just finished off now, using Joni Nina Andaya's method of painting over stamped image.  This was my third try.  Stamp the solid stamp, then stamped with the lined images and soften with water in re-inkers.  These images are hard for me since I like a more precise stamped image.  But I sort of like this.  Added some splatter and called it good.
 PTI's Sweet Life in Distressed Inks, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Day 6 - Watercolor - Kristina's Technique Masking a stamped image

My card using Kristina's technique with liquid masking and then watercoloring.
Jennifer and Kristina ways make it look so easy.  Mine didn't turn out as good as it did in my head. 
This was my second attempt.
I traced PTI's Border Banner die for my banner.  My traced doesn't look like her freehand. 
Hero Arts Hot Air Balloon and water colors. 
Embossed with Darice Diagonal 

Day 6 - Watercoloring - Jennifer M. Watercolor and Embossed Image

Day 6 with Jennifer M.'s technique - Embossing in white and using Distress Markers to watercolor and with a touch of Shimmer.
I made my own shimmer with Perfect Pearls and it really doesn't show up too well in the picture.
Clearly Besotted Just Fabulous
PTI -, Vase is Mega Gracious Vases, Aqua Mist pattern paper. Pink twine from The Twinery
Distress Markers, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserves, Shaded Lilac and Evergreen Bough
I really like how this turned out....This was the second attempt.  The first was ok, but this is much better.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

OLCC - Day 6 - Basic Water Coloring - Jean Manis Technique

This doesn't even come close to Jean's but I'm happy with it for a first attempt.  I want to try this again and fine a stem that is not solid and attempt these flowers again.  And I forgot to wet the background first before I put the color on.  I remembered when I was almost done.  So a lot to improve on.
Clearly Besotted - Remember
Distress Inks, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserve and Mowed Lawn
PTI's Spring Rain for background
Sentiment from MFT Springtime Wishes.


Friday, May 9, 2014

OLCC - Day 5 Watercolor - Shari's Technique -2

My Second card for Day 5 Shari's Technique
Embossing and Watercoloring with Distress Markers
PTI's Background Basics, Medallions

OLCC Day 5 Watercolor - Shari's Technique

My first card today using Shari's method.  White embossing and using distress markers to color the white space.
Used a stencil and Distress Markers
PTI's Happy and Birthday Dies

OLCC - Day 4 Watercolor - Shari Technique

My second card with Watercolor Crayons
PTI's Bold Bouquet in Pure Poppy cardstock

Thursday, May 8, 2014

OLCC - Day #4 Shari's Technique

My second card for today using Shari Carroll's technique.  I do not have Gelatos so I used Watercolor Crayons.
I do like how this turned out.
MFT - Flowers #4
Sentiment from Boutique Borders - Sympathy

OLCC - Day 3 - Kristina's Technique

This is Day 3 Kristina's Card which was fine until I stamped the sentiment crooked.  Grrr, hate when that happens, so had to put a banner over it to cover it up.
I thought of using this stamp set when I first  saw the technique, then decided to try a bunch of other stamps that didn't work.  Went back to this one and I think it is the perfect set for this watercolor method.
PTI's Life, using Marvy Brush Markers and dabbing water on them.

OLCC Day 4 Watercolor - Yana Smakula's Technique

My first card for Day 4 using Yana's Technique Blending colors on an acrylic block
The first several I blended too much and came up with just one color (first card).  See below.
Then decided on different combination and got the one above and these two others.  I was very careful not to blend too much....
 PTI's re-inkers Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet and Aqua Mist, I think those were the colors.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

OLCC - Day 3 Jennifer R. Technique, Basic Stamping with Watercolor

My first card for today even though I have a touch of the flue, so I'm moving in slow motion.
Stamped with Distress Ink and then spritzing
PTI's Garden Grace in Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserve, Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

OLCC Watercolor - Day 2 - Debby Hughes - 2

A second card using Debby's technique
Old wooden stamp that I have stamped with Distress Ink Dusty Concord
PTI's Happy dies, Wonderful Words Birthday

OLCC - Watercolor Day 2 - Debby Hughes Watercolor Background Stamping

My Card for Day 2 - Debby Hughes Technique
Background Stamp using Distress Inks spritzed with water.
Hero Arts - Wavy Leaf Pattern
Distressed Ink - Spiced Marmalade
PTI's Stitched Heart
Sentiment from PTI's Heart 2 Heart #3

OLCC - Day 2 Watercolor - Agnieszka Malyszek's Technique

Day 2 Watercolor Class
Using watercolors as a background
PTI's Rosie Posie using Distress Ink spritzed with water in Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn

Monday, May 5, 2014

OLCC - Watercolor - Kristina's Technique & PTI's MIM #163 by Danielle

My second card the OLCC embossing a background stamp in white and watercoloring it.
I also made an envelope to go with it which is the MIM on PTI today.  A technique by Danielle Flanders
To play along see MIM
Hero Arts -Wavey Leaf Pattern on Lemon Tart Paper
PTI's Tag Sale #9, Balloon Bash in Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist and Hibiscus Burst.
Envelope - Half and Half Die

On Line Card Class Watercolor - Day One- Laura's Technique

My first card for the On Line Card
Using Distress Inks and spritzing with water
This is about the 5th or 6th try and I finally got one that I could post. Phew.... I actually love how this turned out. 
Picked Raspberry
Spiced Marmalade
Mustard Seed
Peacock Feathers