Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Lots of Color...Lots of Water Colored Flowers

I felt like water coloring.
So I did.

It was relaxing...
and I enjoyed it as much as I always do!

I kept it simple...
Using Altenew's Spring Daisy stamp set...
Zig  markers
some metallic card stock for matting
and a stitched rectangle die.
I used an assortment of sentiments by Penny Black & Honey Bee Stamps.

I usually lay my marker or ink down on a tile...
and pick it up with a paint brush when water coloring.
This time...I added color directly to the images with the Zig markers...
then blended with an aqua painter (aka water brush).

I've got lots of color to share today...
(*The beauty of water coloring....color possibilities are endless!)
To create each sentiment piece I die cut the rectangle shape
by placing the die on the center of the water colored panel.
**The "hole" in the center of the water colored panel doesn't matter...
because it is "covered" by the matted sentiment piece and isn't visible
The matted sentiment pieces on each of today's cards was positioned with fun foam.

I added a few clear drying Nuvo Jewel Drops to each completed card.

I wanted to use a different color palette for each card...
and different sentiments for each card as well...

I used metallic card stock for all of the matting on each of the 5 cards

I really enjoy going through my sentiment and quote stamp collection
to find a sentiment that seemed suited to the look of each specific card.

This sentiment is a favorite of mine...

Water coloring is my number one fave thing to do...
and creating this stack of 5 cards was pure enjoyment for me...
The size of the floral image is perfect
for the cards I had envisioned in my mind prior to creating them
and the ZIG Markers offer lots of fantastic color options.
I'm happy to add each of these cards to my "stash"

Thanks for visiting today...
Have a wonderful Monday!


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  2. Michelle, I love that you show so many color combinations for the same layout. I am adding Spring Daisy to my wish list! TFS! kReN@afourthlife

    1. Thanks Karen!...I almost always create in multiples...not always identical multiples...but with the same stamp...sometimes different sketches...and colors...
      But once I have a stamp set mind moves in fast forward...and I NEED to keep going with it...LOL

  3. Wow, Michelle! These are gorgeous!

  4. Michelle,what a great Wednesday morning ! With these gorgeous cards love the color's! One is more beautiful then the next ! That new puppy 🐶 has inspired you ! Haha you don't need any you have it all ! 🎈🐢🎈

    1. Thanks a bunch Therese!
      THIS new puppy keeps me very busy...I was thrilled to finally get back into my studio for the first time since last
      I brought him into the studio with me last night..he was a very good boy...but He is fascinated with my ATG gun....which meant that every time I used it his little nose pushed it's way under my arm and onto the studio work

  5. I love them all....I love nice bright colours so the 2nd to last is my fav! I like how the sentiment is raised from the watercoloured image. Beautiful job Michelle!!

    1. Thanks so much Janice!
      I also enjoy using color when creating....the possibilities are endless!

  6. They're all stunning. Glad I don't have to make a decision on which one I like best.

  7. All are simply gorgeous, but I'm really drawn to the birthday card at the top. Keep sharing your wonderful talent. Hope you're enjoying your new puppy!

    1. Thanks so much Linda!
      We are enjoying him so much...not much else...other than cuddling him is getting done around here...but the love-fest with Frankie is a joy!

  8. Hi Michelle! These cards are so beautiful, that I just had to send for the stamp set! I love daisies! I have never tried my hand yet @ watercolor, but I'm so anxious to give it a try & learn from my mistakes, lol! Could I please ask, what paper do you use? Thanks in advance for your help -- Lynn

    1. HI Lynn.....I use Spectrum Noir AQUA card stock for water coloring...I order from Crafters Companion (US) web site.... :)
      have fun with the Spring Daisy stamp set....There are lots of creative possibilities when you use that stay set...
      If you go to this'll see another card that I created with the Daisy stamp set....

  9. These cards are stunning. I too,love to watercolor. Thank you for sharing your talents and techniques.


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