I get these ideas sometimes… they come from seemingly nowhere and won’t leave me until I’ve made it into a tangible project. This latest idea was to create a watercolour wild meadow with dandelion cut files on top. I searched all the usual places and even asked my favourite designer if she had anything. She had one but it wasn’t what was in my head!
So I doodled my own, took a photo and made it into a cut file. It is not perfect, and it is NOT easy to get off the cutting mat but I got enough off to make it work for me…
I joined 3 together with a simple stitch and then got to work on my background. I used my watercolour palette which is full of Daniel Smith watercolours. A little experimenting told me the Azo Nickel Yellow and Kyanite Genuine mix together to make a wonderful green. I added plenty of splatters – it’s my ‘thing’!
As I was looking through my sequin stash the colour of my cork embellishments caught my eye. The went with the natural creamy-white watercolour paper and the hues of green perfectly. I pulled out Wedding Bells, Strawberry Bubblegum and Cork Confetti in chevrons and butterflies.I get the rest very simple; the dandelion heads and painting were enough for me. I added a simple layer of vellum to the photograph and chose a flair as my title. I added a sprinkle of my sequins and a couple of butterflies. I used the chevrons to direct the eye towards the title.
I openly admit I don’t like pink. I often get sequin mixes with pink in nonetheless, and usually struggle to use them to their best. I fell in love with the greens in Strawberry Bubblegum and was determined to use the whole mix rather than just picking out the greens!
I started out with my watercolour palette and painted a branch. I used a Daniel Smith colour called Burnt Tigers Eye Genuine which granulates and gives a great bark effect.
I then set about adding my leaves and blossom. Initially, I tried matte medium to adhere the sequins but quickly reverted to my old favourite of glossy accents.
I fussy cut a few birds from a Dear Lizzy paper and perched them on my branch.
I then set about making a paper frame for my (very unflattering) photo. I wanted it to look like a framed photo that you would hang on a wall so I found some wood grain paper and mitred the edges. I then ‘hung’ my photo from the branch.
You have to record the cute moments even if the photo shows off your extra chins! Here Herbie Budgie was all snuggled up under my chin keeping warm.
Hello! Amy (The Craft Bunny) here today to share two watercolor cards. They are both encouragement cards and super easy to make. Here is my first card.
I created a sky using a wash of Peerless watercolor in different shades of blue. I stamped the sentiment with black pigment ink and I did some doodling with a black pen. I finished the card with some Cloudy Days Felties. I used the medium-sized and small-sized clouds here and created a visual triangle. Clean and simple. Done!
The second card is a bit darker as I wanted a night sky for the Gold Confetti.
This time I used darker colors in blue. I sprinkled some salt on my panel and let it air dry. I used some fine salt I have at home so the effect wasn’t very obvious. For more dramatic effect, you can use kosher salt or sea salt. Then I gold heat embossed my sentiment. Finally, I used a paint brush to add Ranger Multi Medium Matte and sprinkled Gold Confetti and Gold Star Confetti all over. Tap off the excess and let dry.
I hope you like my cards! If you want the full supply list, head over to my blog.
On a completely different note, have you seen the sneak peeks of Spring Blooms and Pinky Pie mixes? Oh my…. They are screaming Spring to me! I just love these colors! What’s better is they are both in the shop now! Jody, just take my money!!
Hi ladies and gents! Today I’m bringing to you a series of perfume bottle cards. I’ve been itching to make something like this but there doesn’t seem to be any perfume bottle stamps out there. So I’m going to make my own!
I started by searching for various perfume bottle images on Google. I replaced the brand names with sentiments and friends’ names. I used some special fonts to add character to the perfume bottles. Here are some of the fonts I used: MA Sexy, Papyrus and Noodle Script. Then I printed them out and fussy-cut them.
I kept the perfume bottles black and white and created colorful backgrounds to highlight them. All the backgrounds are created with acrylic paints using different techniques – paint splattering, smooching and regular painting. I was just playing by ear.
I added washi tape to ground the focal point of the card. Finally, I finished the cards with sequins from SpiegelMomScrapShopand daisy cabochons from craftsutopia (ETSY). The sequins complement the colored background very well. I love the effect! The daisy cabochon reminds me of Marc Jacobs so I added it to the perfume bottle and it looked really cute.
I hope you like these cards as much as I do. Please clickHEREif you’d like to see the process video. Have a wonderful day!
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Next up… my new process video and layout are up and running finally!! We had our laptop die on Saturday… awesome right! So, I’m a bit behind this week, especially after a leak in the basement was super close to my scrap area!! EEKKK! But, after a late night session I’m ready to rock and roll again! Here’s my watercolor background layout, featuring Shimmerz Creameez watercolors!! I’m so lovin’ these watercolors!! After creating my watercolor background (YouTube video here on how I created it), I began adding some very simple layers of Heidi Swapp Hello Today papers, cork butterflies, pink baker’s twine, Pink Fresh Studio puffy stickers, felt hearts and Dear Lizzy wood veneer‘Best Ever’ for my title!
To create my loops of baker’s twine, I simply laid out my twine with the loops how I wanted them. Next, I added a few dabs of Aleene’s Tacky Glue to the tops of the loops and let it dry for a few minutes. Then, I added the baker’s twine loopy-banner onto my layout using the same tacky glue! Pretty easy and great way to use your twine and strings!
I really love how the water color background looks!! There’s just a little bit of shimmer in the watercolor, which is hard to see in the photos. It’s so pretty!!
Thanks so much for spending your time with me today! Please hop over and check out my YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE!
Happy Friday everyone! I’m excited you’re joining me today because I have a fun video up on my YouTube Channelthis evening. I’ve been in a bit of a card making and watercolor mood these last few weeks and am just lovin’ it! Here are a few of the cards I created as a result of this fun process video!
Lots of heat embossing going on here too! I used a fantastic embossing powder for many of the stamped sentiments, etc from Ranger call Liquid Platinum and I love it!!
And another… I did some additional heat embossing over the watercolor background once it was dry.
And finally this little beauty with a pop of Studio Calico wood veneer and May Arts navy burlap string!
Please head over to my YouTube Channel HERE and check out my process video on how I created these quick and easy watercolor cards!