Watercolor

12 Giftable Tags of Christmas 2016 #7

Hello all!  Today's project is an entry in Where Creativity Meets C9 Watercolor Challenge.   My project uses the Concord & 9th O Christmas Tree Stamp Set.  Love the images and sentiments in this set.  

 

I started with a tag cut using the Lawn Fawn Circle Tag set from watercolor cardstock.  Next, the tree images were stamped using Tim Holtz Distress Ink and smooshed with a damp paint brush.  I used the same ink to add some splatters.  The sentiment and some tree decorations were heat embossed with gold embossing powder. 

 

Merry Christmas 10.29.16

This project will also be entered in Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Smile!

Today's project is an entry in the Simon Says It's Hip To Be Square Challenge featuring the Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers and Happy and Smile Stamp Sets.  

First, I cut a square from Smooth Bristol cardstock and white heat embossed the flowers around the perimeter of the square.  The flowers are watercolored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  The greeting is heat embossed with gold in the center of the panel.  The center panel and card base are splattered with paint.  Also, I used a Jennifer McGuire trick to add emboss "splatters" to the card base.  Just put some water droplets, added embossing powder and heat set.  Pretty good trick!

Smile 8.28.16

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Essentials by Ellen Warm Fuzzies and All Inside

Today's project is an entry in the Essentials by Ellen Pin Sights Challenge - here is the inspiration photo.

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I decided to use my newly arrived Essentials by Ellen Warm and Fuzzies set along with the Essentials By Ellen All Inside Set.

Hugs 8.22.16

First, I colored the bear with copics, inspired by a post by Dawn Woleslagle on the WPlus9 Blog.  I wanted to try to achieve a lighter color for the bear - it always seems like my critters end up being too dark.  I liked how it turned out!  After cutting him out with the matching die, I adhered him to a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock that I had masked off and loosely watercolored.  The greeting that the bear is holding is from the Warm Fuzzies set and was white heat embossed.    The Hugs greeting is from the All Inside set stamped with black versafine ink embossed with clear embossing powder.    

 Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Wishing You Lots of Happy...

Today's project is a piece that I started during one of Kathy Rac's 30 Day Coloring Challenges.  The flower images are from an older set of cling stamps from Hero Arts Luscious Bold Flowers.  I stamped the flowers in Distress Ink and then smudged each flower a bit with a damp water brush.  I used a Distress Marker to add a little accent color to each flower.  The background is lightly watercolored with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Happy and Smile set. I added a little sparkle with a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen. 

Happy 6.27.16

 

This project will be entered in the Simon Says Add Some Shimmer Challenge

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


More Watercolor!

 

Today's project is more homework for Online Card Classes Watercolor for Cardmakers Exploring Mediums.  The first lesson was about using different types of markers and I was inspired to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color these cute critters from Lawn Fawn Into the Woods Stamp Set.  

The project is also an entry in the current One Layer Card Lawnscaping Challenge.  

 

Into the Woods 9.28.15

 

The critters are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a waterbrush.  The background incorporates Jennifer McGuire's technique of using the marker around the perimeter of the image and using the waterbrush to feather it out.    The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Chit Chat set.

 

This project will also be entered in the Simon Says No Designer Paper Challenge.  

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Distress Ink Watercolor Stamping


Today's project is inspired by the Online Card Class - Watercolor For Cardmakers Exploring Mediums and is an entry in the current Wplus9 Sketch Challenge.  I love using the Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals set with distress inks to do watercolor stamping with distress inks.  

Fresh Cut Florals 9.27.15

 

This project will also be entered in Simon Says No Designer Paper.

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Lucky Stars...

 

For today's project, I wanted to try to create a galaxy background.  I found a great video by Dawn at Wplus9 demonstrating doing a galaxy watercolor background.    Here is my attempt at a galaxy background using the Wplus9 Lucky Stars set.  

I used the SSS Stitched  Rectangle dies to create a frame for a shaker card.  I love how it turned out (thanks Dawn) except in my picture there is an unfortunate placement of a green sequin!  

 

Lucky Stars Shaker 9.17.15

 

This project will be entered in the Simon Says Die Crazy Challenge

 

Thanks for visiting today and happy inklings!

Trish


Wish Big!

 

I am so happy to finally have this stamp set - Essentials By Ellen Wish Big by Julie Ebersole!  So I had to use it for the current Ellen Hutson's Mix It Up Challenge.  The challenge is to combine an Essentials by Ellen product and one by Impression Obsession.  Here is my project incorporating the Wish Big set with an Impression Obsession Background - Distressed Brick.  

The Distressed Brick background is clear heat embossed - just partially stamped - on a card base of SU Crumb Cake.  The images from Wish Big are watercolored with watercolor pencils.  To top it off, the sentiment is white heat embossed on a scrap of orange cardstock.  

Now I need the dies for the set! :)

 

Wish Big 9.13.15

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


12 Tags of Christmas 2015 #5

 

Quick post today with my fifth Christmas tag for the year.    It's a super simple tag using the SSS Large Tag die, a random stamp that a co-worker gave me :) and some watercolor.  I just did some loose water color in blues and greens and stamped the ornament over top.  The greeting is from SSS Holiday Messages.

 

Christmas Tag 9.12.15

 

This project will be entered in Simon Says Use a Stamp Challenge.  

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Unforgettable

Hello all!  Today's projects feature watercoloring and the WPlus 9 Unforgettable Stamp Set.  This is one of my favorite sets ever!

In the first version, below, the elephant is a little darker and with a pale blue background.

Unforgettable 1 8.28.15

 

The elephant is a little lighter in the second version (I think I like this one a little better) with a few of the stars from the set stamped in the background.   Love the stars!

Unforgettable 2 8.28.15

 

One of these projects will be entered in the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish