I just finished this card for Altenew Academy\’s Color Your Day and I wanted to share it. This is the second class I\’ve taken with Therese Calvird, and she is an excellent instructor! She is creative, calm and explains her lessons well.
WWC222 – Helen\’s "All About Occasions" Challenge
Hello and Happy Wednesday! This week is \”All About Occasions\” on the Watercooler Wednesday Website where Helen is our hostess.
I\’ve created a card I really like, in fact I did a series of four of them. I came up with the idea of watercoloring each of the giraffe\’s \”spots\” with two colors and then letting them organically blend. I knew that giraffes spots are all unique like human fingerprints, so I thought a vibrant rainbow giraffe would be fun to create.
On this card, I started by embossing (Impression Obsession Baby Giraffe) in black on Bristol paper and then selected bright Tombow watercolor hues. For my series, I changed the look by using gold, black and brown embossing and using watercolors and Tombow markers. It is impossible to create identical cards. It reminds me of working with alcohol inks. On this card I also fussy cut the giraffe and made a spotlight background using distress inks (mustard seed, squeezed lemonade and shimmer spray).
You can see my Clean and Simple Rainbow Giraffe card here.
I am pleased to enter this card in the following:
Craft Stamper\’s Take It Make It May \”Anything Goes\” Challenge
Update: I was so pleased to learn I was selected as Craft Stampers Design Winner!
This is the cover of the August magazine where my card is featured:
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WWC219 – Heidi\’s Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge
Hello and thank you for stopping by! This week it is Feminine Anything Goes at Watercooler Wednesday. Heidi is our hostess this week. Check out our website for more artist cards and details on the challenge.
I LOVE scene cards, so when I saw Hero Arts January 2019 kit I had a ton of card ideas. This particular card is for Mother\’s Day. It took a bit of time to make, but I love the end result.
- I ink-blended the Stamper\’s Anonymous Bricked Layering Stencil for the Background.
- The shop scene was stamped on Bristol cardstock and then watercolored with Tombow Dual Tip markers. Everything was die-cut and then arranged on an A2 card with foam tape.
Allsorts Mother\’s Day Challenge
Mod Squad Mother\’s Day Challenge
UPDATE: My Mother\’s Day card was chosen \”Top 5\”in the Allsorts Challenge! 🙂
WWC211 – Kath\’s Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge
I always love our \”Feminine\” Challenge prompts! Please be sure to pop over to The Watercooler Website to see what the other Artists have created this week.
I have a fondness for pattern stamping, and when I received a new stamp set for Christmas, I thought this brightly colored layout would work well. I used my new Inkblot Shop This & That stamp set along with images from SSS Hello Friends and Photoplay Thinking of You.
I started by embossing the sentiment (Ranger Letter It Birthday) on Bristol paper. I then worked out from the sentiment and embossed the larger images first. Next I went in and filled in with the smaller details. I colored/watercolored with Tombow Dual Tip markers and I like how bold the black embossing combined with the bright watercolor markers turned out. I finished by adding a few black sequins to this otherwise one layer card.
I really liked this layout and wanted to try it using different coloring techniques to see which I liked best.
- Today\’s card is embossed and water colored with Tombow markers
- I did a Blog Post in January showing the same layout colored with Copic markers.
- Inktense colored pencils
- Kuretake Watercolors.
Tombow version best.
I am entering this card in:
Baby Shower Card
One of my girlfriends is about to become a grandmother and I wanted to make a card for the shower. The baby is a little girl to be named London….so cute.
When I saw this Polkadoodles \”Hanging Out\” stamp , I ordered it that very same day! I\’ve made three cards so far and I love them all. For this card I embossed the image on Bristol cardstock and then used my Tombow Watercolor markers. Since London is a girl, I thought a pink bunny would be appropriate. I then hand striped the A2 base card and added some Studio Katia clear drops. This image is so fun to work with.
I am entering this card in the following Challenges:
Polkadoodles Week 5 Anything Goes Challenge This is my first Polkadoodles stamp and my first time to enter their challenge.
Alphabet \”W is for Winged\” Challenge I love owls! We have an owl family that raises their owlets on the column of our front porch every year and we really enjoy watching them. The owl on this card is just adorable.
Stamping Sensations All Things Bright and Beautiful This card really personifies the beautiful hymn.
613 Avenue Create Challenge Anything Goes and participating in the Optional Twist of \”Critters\”.
I really enjoyed making this card and appreciate you stopping by.
Fresh…fresh year, fresh inspiration, fresh supplies. When I saw Casology\’s prompt I was inspired. In December, I saw this darling stamp set (Sweet Dear Friend by Picket Fences) and ordered it immediately. The girls seemed very fresh and pure and I thought they would be fun to use in the new year. Today was my first day to try them out, but I see many future cards as well.
WWC199 – Tristan\’s Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge
I am very pleased to be a new member of The Watercooler Challenges Team! Today, my card is featured on the challenge website. Watercooler Challenges Website
I love this Catherine Scanlon \”Stacked\” stamp set. I recently purchased it at a Card Convention and made a similar watercolor card on Bristol cardstock – Bristol Card– This time, I wanted to try it on Ranger Distress Cardstock. I used Tombow Dual Tip Watercolor Markers and Princess Gold Embossing powder and I love how it turned out.
The Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop (I tried to add the hop graphic to my post but received an error message that did not allow me to publish my post).
UPDATE: This card won a $25 gift certificate to Jaded Blossoms. This was a Super Sponsor Prize from The Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop Challenge.
Happy Little Stampers CAS Emboss Challenge How about a cozy cup of tea for December?
Muse Card \”Anything Goes\” Challenge: I am enjoying a break from Christmas themed cards.
I hope to see your creation on the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge site. Thanks for stopping by!
Fruit Salad Birthday Card
I just received this new stamp set (Fruit Salad by Create A Smile) and wanted to play a bit. I saw that The Paper Players Blog was having a color challenge so I selected those four colors as my inspiration. Paper Players Card Challenge
I embossed 5 of the fruit images and then watercolored them with Tombow markers. I thought the card panel was missing something, so I used distress ink to make a coordinating edge on a scrap of cardstock. Next I embossed a birthday sentiment on black cardstock and trimmed one edge at an angle. I assembled the card and it is ready to send to a girlfriend who has a June birthday.
|Fruit Salad Stamps from Create a Smile|
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April Showers Bring May Flowers…isn\’t that the truth! As I write this we are having a lazy rainy day in Texas and the colors outside are gorgeous and intense. I followed the above prompt to enter the CAS-ual Fridays Card Challenge Here is my entry:
I used a favorite stamp set, Power Poppy Go Wild, and colored with Tombow Watercolor markers. I then fussy cut the image so my card would have dimension. I made my card base from white woodgrain cardstock for some extra texture. Next I took some black card stock and embossed the Get Well sentiment. I adhered the flower jug and sentiment with foam adhesive. I think the result is a cheerful get well card.
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