It seems like forever since I have posted. I have been very busy with elderly parent tasks for my in-laws.
I painted this for personal use. I used Dr. Ph. Martin’s liquid watercolors (Hydrus Set 1) – they are so vibrant.
I will admit, I had a difficult time trimming it down from the original size (8.5 x 5.5) to fit on a card front – I didn’t want to lose any of the flowers.
Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Gina K. Designs, paper – Arches watercolor, Curious Metallic Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus Set 1, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.
I finished the paperwork I was working on for the in-laws early in the week, and even found time to stamp and color a few things before other chores took over (making a birthday cake, cleaning the house).
I am hoping that a few fun size bags of M&Ms will lure my mojo to the craft table this afternoon!
Have a great Friday!
Stamps – My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Arches watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Real Red, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Copics, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (tag), Spellbinders (square), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.
I had my watercolors out Monday morning, and this background happened. (Note: I made a second galaxy background on a lower grade paper at the same time, and it DID NOT turn out. So I’m guessing I have a 50/50 shot at creating a galaxy background I like!)
The sentiment is TINY, from an old Papertrey Ink set. It seems to be perfect here.
Watercoloring consistently is still a challenge for me. I went through all the reactions to this floral piece along the way – too light (add more paint), love it (it will dry a little lighter), hate it (it didn’t dry any lighter), like it (looks better after I slept), back to love it. I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, and they are definitely more opaque than other watercolors that I have.
Supplies; Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Arches watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Royal Velvet, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.
This is a card I made over the weekend, for personal use. It is a larger card – 5 x 7 inches.
Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, jet stamp – not sure (the label says ExpressionsInInk.com, and I found that website, but they have ONE set of stamps. I am 99% sure I bought it from AddictedtoRubberStamps.com way back (not that they manufactured it, either!)), paper – Arches watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardream Silver, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker Light Gray (091), dies – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.
For the bridal shower card I was working on, I also painted these two poppies backgrounds. I just was not sure how literal I wanted to go using the dress as inspiration.
Both cards were painted with the same watercolor colors.
Since I did not use them for the card for my friend, I turned them in to birthday cards that I need to send this month.
Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Arches watercolor paper, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi #31, 58, 95 (95 is metallic white, I mixed that with the other 2 colors, it was not used stand alone), embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum.