Thursday, July 28, 2022

Studio Katia - New Release Card

Hello everyone! There is a new release over at Studio Katia. I am so excited to share a card I made using the Botanical Hi Stamp set. I went with a soft watercolor effect for the image and then colored in the HI in bold to keep it the focal point.
I started by heat embossing the image onto watercolor paper using WOW! Gold Pearl Embossing powder. I then added color using watercolors.
Stamp the sentiment and adhere to the card. 

To finish, I added some Summer Fusion sequins.Check out the new release and all the projects over on Studio Katia blog. Thanks for dropping by. Have a nice day!

Monday, July 25, 2022

Altenew Celebrating Watercolors Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

Hello and welcome to the Celebrating Watercolors blog hop by Altenew. I love this theme as you all know my love for coloring, especially watercolors.

You should have come here from Ishani Sai's blog

I've used Altenew Artists' watercolors 24 pan set for my projects and these are just so versatile and GORGEOUS.

For the first card I decided to use the pretty Whispy Feathers layered feathers dies along with the Artists watercolor, Tartan stamp, Label Love stamp and the Delicate Mandala die.

for this next card, I used the Magnolia Ballerina stamp and dies, I stamped the image onto watercolor paper using white embossing powder, added multiple colors from the Artists watercolor palette. Die-cut and adhere to a white cardbase.

card 3: I applied some distress oxide inks to the gelli plate, smoothen it using a brayer and took a print onto white cardstock. I then sponged Altenew crisp ink through the broken Cheverons Stencil. Deboss this panel using the Dotted Swirls Debossing cover die. Die-cut two pieces of the Lace die. Adhere to the panel. Die-cut all the elements of the Magnolia flower and leaves from watercolor paper. Add color using the Artists watercolor. Adhere to the card

I used the outline image of the Build-A-Flower Narcissus, stamped it with versamark ink and embossed using white embossing powder. Color using Artists watercolors. Stamp the leaf cluster using any light ink, color over it using the artists watercolor, die-cut and create the floral cluster.

for the next card, I was trying out the watercolors and simply painted some freehand florals and leaves onto Arches cold press watercolor paper. I used the sentiment from the Incredible stamp set.
Once the image was dry, I flicked some black splatters and stamped the sentiment. 
Since, I enjoyed the freehand watercoloring process, I made the next card a bit easier. I stamped the Watercolor Halftone floral cluster onto arches cold press watercolor paper panel using Altenew Rose
Quartz ink. Now I had a shape ready for me to play with the watercolors. I used the watercolors to color the image.
I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the Incredible stamp set using silver embossing powder.

For the last card, I went with no-line coloring technique. I love this technique in all the coloring mediums. First I created a background watercolor wash in muted colors. I then stamped the florals from the Garden Treasure stamp set and the leaves from the Leaf Clusters stamp set using Antique Linen distress ink onto Fabriano Artistico hot press watercolor paper.
I find this ink to be perfect for my kind of coloring. I colored in all the images and die-cut them. Once everything was ready, I simply created the cluster and adhered them to the mat layer.

Giveaway Prizes
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this special blog hop, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/05/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/09/2022.

The next stop on the hop is Tenia Nelson's blog