Beautiful Blue Blossom!

I have been using my Zig markers to watercolor lots of flower stamps and this stamp has become a favorite from Stampendous that I have had for a long time. This card is for the Wednesday sketch challenge for MFTWSC331.  I created the background using a paper doily as a resist for the watercolor background.  I added a vellum circle behind the flower.  The final touch was some Nuvo drop accents and a thread nest behind the flower.  FullSizeRender.jpg

Painted Petals!

I think I like working with flowers one of my favorite stamps and projects to create.  After recently attending a workshop with Catherine Scanlon from Art Gone Wild,  I purchased Dr. Ph Martin concentrated water colors and continued to use my Zig watercolored markers.  Depending on the stamped image, I have  used both to create a painted image. I love the look of both mediums and hope you do, too. The vibrant  colors and shading add dimension to the flowers.



Pretty in Pink!

Another creation using a Stampendous flower painted with Zig markers, accented with white pen, glittery gel pen , Spectrum Noir shimmer pen.  I fussy cut  the flower and rolled up the petals a bit, stamped a birthday sentiment and added a twine bundle behind the flower. I used a stencil and a light pink distress ink to create the soft colored background.  The last touch was adding some accent dots from Nuvo liquid pearls.


Purple Petals!

I continue to play with Zig markers and love the range of colors and how well they blend using a water brush.  The purple themed card is for the Card Concept CC#70 Purple Haze challenge.  I usde an old favorite stamp from Stampendous and used a variety of Zig markers to color the flower.  I fancy cut it, added accents with a white pen and shiny gel pen.  A stencil distress ink background, a banner sentiment and a twine bundle behind the cut flower finish the card layout.   I used foam tape behind the flower to pop it up.  A happy hello card!


Circles and Dots!

I am still playing with gel printing and created a mixed media page using acrylic paints,  circles stamped using paint and rubber stamped black circles. I love the bright colors.  I also created another gelli printed page and then copied it onto Avery circle labels.  Now I can use the labels for my signature on the back of my cards and add coordinated snazzy interest to my envelopes.


Painted Petals!

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to attend a watercolor/journaling class at Bella Arts with Catherine Scanlon.  I learned so many new techniques and and ideas.  It was fabulous.  So I have been trying my hand at water coloring using the new Art Gone Wild stamps and a few I had in my stamp archives.  I had this rose stamp from Stampa Rose from 2002 and never really used.  I continued to use my Zig watercolor markers to paint and blend using a water.  I love the vibrant colors and blending of the markers.  Here are my samples.


Pitter Patter In Pink

I worked on a baby card for a new baby girl.  The baby stamp was from the Whimsy Stamps  collection  titled Cradled By The Moon.  I stamped the image using Memento ink on Neenah paper. I colored the image with Copic markers The layout is a sketch for the My Favorite Things Wednesday challenge #MFTWSC324.  I added a piece of lace for the angled edge layout.  A few glittery accents finish the card.


Cards To Perk You Up!