Monday, August 25, 2014

Watercolor Wonder

I hope you are all enjoying these last few weeks of summer. I definitely had summer on my mind when I designed these first two cards for this month's Creative Challenge. Our challenge this month was to delve into watercoloring. 


I stamped a number of flowers and leaves from the Sweet Roses stamp set on the water-colour paper with Versamark ink. The images were all embossed with with white embossing powder. 

I used Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz, and Tangy Orange Premium Dye Ink to color the yellow and orange flowers. The pink flowers were coloured with Cotton Candy and Razzle Berry Premium Dye Inks and the leaves were coloured with Sour Apple and Jellybean Green.


When watercoloring the flowers and leaves, I started with the lighter colours of ink and then added in the darker colors.


Once the ink was dry, I lightly rubbed over the embossed images with a piece of paper towel. This helps to remove any ink residue from the embossing powder.  I then die-cut the flowers and leaves with the Roses and Leaves Die-namics.


I stamped the sentiments from the Sweet Roses stamp set in Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.


Since fall will be here before we know it, I decided it was time to break out the Fall Leaves for my final card.


To create the leaves I used the Fall Leaves Die-namics to die-cut some Watercolor card stock. Using a water brush, I coloured the leaves with Lemon Drop, Safety Orange, Orange Fizz, Brick Red, Kraft, Jellybean Green, and Chocolate Brown Premium Dye Ink Refills. Once the leaves were dry, I stamped them with the Thankful Leaves stamp set.


I stamped the Primitive Cream card stock with the Linen Background in Natural Hybrid Ink. I added the script in Chocolate Brown Hybrid Ink. Each cluster of leaves with tied together with a Chocolate Brown Button and Hemp Cord.


Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the gorgeous creations the team has to share with you today.

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supplies
Stamps: Sweet Roses
Dies: Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics, Roses and Leaves Die-namics
Inks: Lemon Drop Dye Ink Refill, Orange Fizz Dye Ink Refill, Tangy Orange Dye Ink Refill, Cotton Candy Dye Ink Refill, Razzle Berry Dye Ink Refill, Sour Apple Dye Ink Refill, Jellybean Green Dye Ink Refill, Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
Paper: Smooth White, Ranger Watercolor, Orange Fizz


Stamps: Sweet Roses
Dies: Blueprints 3 Die-namics, Blueprints 14 Die-namics, Roses and Leaves Die-namics, Dizzy Doily Die-namics
Inks: Lemon Drop Dye Ink Refill, Orange Fizz Dye Ink Refill, Tangy Orange Dye Ink Refill, Cotton Candy Dye Ink Refill, Razzle Berry Dye Ink Refill, Sour Apple Dye Ink Refill, Jellybean Green Dye Ink Refill, Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
Paper: Smooth White, Ranger Watercolor, Lemon Drop


Stamps: Fall Leaves, Linen Background
Dies: Fall Leaved Die-namics, Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics
Inks: Lemon Drop Dye Ink Refill, Orange Fizz Dye Ink Refill, Brick Red Dye Ink Refill, Safety Orange Dye Ink Refill, Kraft Dye Ink Refill, Jellybean Green Dye Ink Refill, natural Hybrid Ink, Chocolate Brown Hybrid Ink
Paper: Primitive Cream, Chocolate Brown, Tangy Orange, Ranger Watercolor
Accessories: Chocolate Brown Button, Hemp Cord

6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness these cards are totally stunning <3 <3

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  2. Love all three of your beautiful cards!! Each one is a treasure!!

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  3. Julie I'm in love with your technique! Gorgeous... and me, without one re-inker!! Next order!! =/ Michele

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  4. Love your cards Julie! The flowers and leaves are just stunning!

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  5. OH MY, all of your cards are just stunning. I love the flowers.

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  6. Love how your leaves turned out.

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