Saturday, March 25, 2017

Watercoloring On Die Cut Pieces

Hello my crafty and artsy friends.  Today I am sharing another card for The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.  I made this card using just watercoloring on die cut pieces on layered backgrounds.

The birds and the houses on the card were coloured using Daniel Smith watercolour.   The orange background were done using Distress inks.  I die cut the birds and the bird houses on Arches watercolour paper first.  After running the sandwich through the die cutting machine, I taped the negative on a wooden board and put back all the die cut pieces to the negative for watercoloring.   I am sure someone probably has done this already but this was my first time and it was actually very fun and easy to do.  At least I  don't have to worry about colouring outside the line ;p

That is it, very simple.  To achieve the deep and bold colours, just keep layering!

Products I used on this project are listed below.  Thank you for stopping by and have a Happy Crafty Day :)

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spring HUGS!

Hello my crafty and artsy friends, spring is official here!  To celebrate it, I made a card with a lot of spring colours!

The die cute pieces of the word HUGS were coloured using distress inks and the blending too.  The birds were coloured with Zig.  The background was watercoloured using Daniel Smith watercolours.  That is it, very simple but colourful and fun to create! 

Products used in this project are listed below.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a super creative day :)

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Happy Colouring From Crafty Bunny

Hello my crafty and artsy friends.  Spring is finally with us, cross my fingers, the temperature hits 15 ℃ here today.  It is unbelievable since it was below -20℃ last week!  So I made a very spring time card to celebrate the warmer weather today :)

This card was made for all the participants of the The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge as well as every colouring enthusiastics!  Happy Colouring! ...and I wrote the sentiment on the card myself!

The background is done by ink blending, the inks used are listed below.  The images are coloured using copic markers.

The products I used are listed below.  I hope you have a happy colouring and crafting day :)

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

For My Colourful Friend

Hello my crafty and artsy friends.   I have been busy with things about my daughter and haven't been posting at all these past few weeks.  My sincere apology for that!

Today I am back with a beautiful owl card.  These adorable owls stamp images from My Favorite Things are very fun to colour.  In fact, they were coloured for the awesomest The Daily Marker 30 Days Challenge by Kathy.  This the first time I joined the challenge and I a blast with it.  It helped to keep me on track and boosted my productivity as well as creativity.  I own Kathy a million thanks!   The coloured owls was posted on my Instagram a few days ago.  Yesterday, I was finally able to make a card using two of the owls I coloured.  

The lovely owls were first stamped with Versamark and then embossed with gold embossing powder.  After heat set the embossing powder, I watercolored them on Arches watercolour paper using the Grumbacher Transparent Watercolour 24 set. This is one of my fab watercolour thanks to Danielle Donaldson.  The background was done using a stencil from Simon Says Stamps and the ink pads from Altenew and a stencil brush.  The sentiment was stamped using Versafine Black.

That is it very simple to make.  I have listed the products I used for this project below.  Thank you for stopping and have a wonderfully creative day :)

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Monday, February 6, 2017

A Happy Accident - Believe In Magic!

Hello my crafty friends.  Hope you guys have a great weekend.  I got sometime to play with Hot Pressed watercolour paper and the Mermaid Markers on Sunday and I had a blast!

I have never used hot pressed watercolour paper before.  The texture of the hot pressed watercolour is super smooth, it feels almost like Yupo.  I decided to experiment with it using my new Mermaid Markers (water based ink brush)!  

What I found is that the super smooth texture allows the inks to flow anywhere just like alcohol ink on Yupo.  It is great cause I am very sensitive to smells and the only alcohol markers I can handle is Copic.   Though, it takes longer to dry cause the paper didn't absorb the water/inks as fast as the cold pressed watercolour paper!

The Happy Accident in the title is referring to the electrifying colours that come out from the heart.  The heart was the first thing I dropped colours in, I didn't apply the colours directly on the paper, I squeezed the colour out on a acrylic block first then picked them up using a water brush.  

Of course I didn't know the paper does not absorb the colours the way the cold pressed would, I dropped too much colours into the heart and it was a puddle of, luckily, contained water.  I thought I would use my heat gun to dry it up so that I can move on, but boom, the colours just shoot out of the heart.  

It wasn't intended but it was beautiful, I liked it so much that I added other colours to the heart and did the same... and the results was stunning (to me anyway)!

It was super fun playing with the colours on Hot Pressed watercolour paper and I am going to do more projects like this soon!

Both the image and the sentiment are from a retired stamp set called Pure Innocent Happy Heart Snowman from My Favourite Things.  

Other products I used are listed below.  Thank you for stopping and I hope you have a fantastic day :)

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