Art Impressions Watercolouring

This past weekend I attended the CKC show in Manchester, New Hampshire.  I spent a couple of hours watching Kendra at the Art Impressions booth watercolouring some of their new stamps.  From her tutorial I was able to create the following two cards.


My first watercolour using Art Impression stamps. For this one I used the 4701 Clay Pot and UM4208 – Furries TF.


My second watercolour created using Art Impressions stamps, this time I used 4761 Watering Can and of course UM4208 – Furries TF

Entered into the Art Impressions Blog – Challenge 182 found here:  Art Impressions – April Challenge

Water Colour Cards

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been spending my spare time in my craft room working with my different mediums, todays cards are all about water colours.IMG_4271

Stampin Up Water Colours

Stampin Up – Love and Sympathy, Dee’s Distinctive Dies, Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Tim Holtz Distress Crayons


Dee’s Distinctively Dies, Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Print Works – Chalk Tulips


Heartfelt Creations – Classic Sunflowers, Tim Holtz – Distress Stains, Stampin Up Reinkers


Santa Rosa – Happy Easter, Hero Art – Happy Wishes, Water colour paints


Dee’s Distinctive Dies, Stampin Up – Yukon, Stampin Up Water Colours,

Close to My Heart – Always Grateful


Stampin Up – Yukon, Stampin Up Water Colour Crayons


Star Gazing – Lavinia Stamps

It has been almost a year since I posted but I never stopped creating I just never found the time to add my work. I hope to fix that over the next couple of weeks. Todays creation started with two stamps from Lavinia Stamps; Star Gazing and Meadow Grass. Once I had the stamps picked out I started creating my background. The paper is 140 pound Hot Press Water Colour paper. I inked the background from top to bottom with Tim Holtz colours; Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Green Moss and Expresso. Once I was happy with the background I started stamping the grass, then the star gazing couple and then the grass. All were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, I then coloured the images with Copic Black 100, the rocks with Touch Markers CG9 and CG7. I then made the stars by mixing Copic Opaque White with water and then spraying the card so it looks like stars.  I have jars of MicroBeads in all colours of the rainbow so I used them add some depth to the Meadow Grass.  The wings on my fairies are coloured with Stampin Up Gold Glitz Dazzling Details.  Finally I added the moon, this was created using Opalite Sterling Frost.



Lover Time

I had a really busy weekend, but still found time to play.  Here is a card I created for the mixability challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  I started by painting the cardstock with gesso, then I added a layer of Tim Holtz distress stains, then I stamped the background with Hero Arts Clock background stamp, then I added the Tim Holtz clock stamp, I was not happy with the background so I used the Tim Holtz clock stencil and inked the stencil with gathered twigs, still not happy so I added Inka gold and Inka Blue to highlight areas.  I am finally happy with the outcome.  Next I moved onto the clock, wings and heart. The clock is sprayed with Dylusions ink, I lapped up the overspray with the wings, once everything was dry I highlighted the wings with a Sharpie Paint white marker, then I painted with Tim Holtz rock candy crackle paint and let dry.  While it was drying I punched out the heart in red cardstock, inked it with gathered twigs stain, then I embossed the imaged three times adding mica flakes to the embossing when it was hot, the arrow was left over from a project I did last valentines so I have no idea what I did to it to get it that tone but it worked so voila.

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Valentines love

Todays creation includes a Julie Nutting stamp, a Kaiser craft stamp, flowers by Prima and flowers by Dea.  The ribbon along the bottom is actually CTMH material cut into strips and gathered, then I added ribbon from michaels ontop to cover the stitching.

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