139 posts categorized "Watercolor"

10/05/2018

Fri 05

Pinpoint Angel and Snowflake Collage
by Marybeth Lopez

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 Hi there ! Marybeth Lopez here today with a non traditional color Christmas card. I used one of the brand new sentiments called Art Deco Celebrate Christmas. Blog Blitz coming soon!

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I stamped some ink on my glass mat then spritzed with water and placed my card on top, after it was dry I cut out the Angel.

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I dipped the angel in Versa Mark ink, then clear powder with a bit of glitter .

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I cut two layers one for the top panel and one of fun foam to give a bit of depth to the beautiful snowflake Collage ( can be used any time of year).

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I added the glue to the front of the fun foam and placed the top panel on top. I couldn't resist adding some glitter.

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I did the background for the snowflake the same way I did my angel.

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Thanks so much for the visit! I have been so busy painting our master bedroom I haven't had much time in my craft room. This is the only time I wish my bedroom was not so large. I think I'm  getting too old to paint 😊

Hope you have a great weekend!

God Bless!

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10/02/2018

Tue 02

Heartfelt Christmas Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! It's my turn to bring you some Poppystamps inspiration, and I have a Christmas card with some of the fun new holiday dies.

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There are 3 frame dies that fit perfectly together. Here's what I did with them.

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1st from watercolor cardstock, I cut all 3 frame die cuts.

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I used my Zig Clean Color Pens to color the images inside the frames, but not coloring the frames themselves. Wetting the images with water first allows the colors to blend and bleed into each other, which is the effect I was going for.

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Once dry, the 3 frames were glued together and added to my watercolored background, that was flicked with white and aqua paint.

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I added some sheer shimmer spray and a few rainstones. It is a holiday card after all, and the more shimmer the better!

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Enjoy the rest of your week. Hope it's full of crafty goodness!

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09/28/2018

Fri 28

Hello card
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Today I I break a little with the festive airs and I show you this card so beautiful and vibrant jijiji 

Do you remember my layout?  it's almost the same but on card, look!!!!!

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Do you like background??? Daisy Frame is wonderful!!!!!! Before, I painted with watercolors!!!!

This gorgeous hello, I love it, I cut it in several layers of paper and last, with glitter black paper!!!!! so I achieve a perfect 3D!!!!

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To decorate my beautiful card, I use acrylic dots and sequins!!!! Easy???? jijiji

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In my next post, I will bring for you other card with a video tutorial!!!! 

Keep in touch :)

Leave me a pretty message, please!!! :)

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08/15/2018

Wed 15

Tall Sketch Daisies
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today to remind you to play along with our monthly challenge that begins on the first of every month.  This time the challenge is to "Make A Splash"!  You can interpret this challenge lots of different ways - like using  a technique that requires water or making a beach or lake side scene.   What a great way to cool off during the August heat with a sweet crafty escape! 

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I made two cards with one die cut using the die cut images as well as the negative background.   To make my "splash"  I created two watercolor panels with distress ink (Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet).  I use the liquid ink refills as my paint.

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I cut the Tall Sketch Daisies from a white card stock panel.    I layered negative over one of the watercolor panels.

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And I adhered the white die cut daisies on the second watercolor panel.  

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Here's what they looked like before I finished them with sentiments. 

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I created a window panel for the watercolor panel with the white die cut daisies.  I cut the panel with the Stitchwork Square Frames and added one on top to give it a finished look.
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I added a sentiment from Little Kindness and a sprinkle of gold Stitched Fluttering Butterflies!

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For the card using the negative of the die cut daisies I added a Stitchwork Rectangle Frame and a Thanks Folksy Script sentiment cut from gold glitter paper.
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I sure hope you join us for our challenge!  The monthly prize is a $20 gift certificate awarded to  one random player.   It's a great way to see what your friends are making too!

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08/01/2018

Wed 01

PSC#47 - Make A Splash!

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge Birthday Party is Gail Scott.

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is LucieG.

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

08-18 copyPSC#47 Make A Splash!  We're heading into the dog days of summer - when the heat index is on the rise and  we're looking for ways to cool down.  The challenge this month is to "Make  A Splash!"  There's lots of possibilities.. create with watercolor, splatter a background or  make a scene with a water feature (a trip to the beach or the lake anybody?    Just make sure you include at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die)! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month so you can see how each project was created. 

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 Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on August 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on September 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

 

07/29/2018

Sun 29

Day Four of the Poppystamps Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Welcome to the 4th day of the Blog Blitz! We are showcasing some of Poppystamps brand new Products and oh boy .... I am loving them all!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post if you would like a chance to win this absolutely amazing  Holly Vine Sidekick Frame and Stencil Set from Poppystamps !

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Dave ( the owner) has a great video up on the store website if you would like to watch how he made a card using the same set but with ink blending.

I used a water-pen and Zig Brush Pens to color my card.

Tape the main panel , then tape down the stencil. I used frog tape because I like how easily  it comes off.

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Here is a photo of some of the process. After I took off the stencil I watercolored the branches . I cut two lavers of this panel , layered them for a bit of depth. The watercolor paper is thick so two was just enough.

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I watercolored the cabin then added the glittered roof. I cut a piece of fun foam , colored the door and window then glued together and on the main panel. I added Glossy Accents to the windows to look like glass.

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Can you see the stencil above.... it comes with the die!

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I love this new little Poppystamps Winter Cabin  I also used the new Poppystamps Tidings of Joy Clear Stamp.

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I hope you win this die set but if you don't..... I say hurry and get it before it gone!

Hope you have a wonderful week friends ! I am grateful for all your past comments , you are all so kind !

 

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07/16/2018

Mon 16

Summer Wishes
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so glad you could join us here on the Poppystamps blog today! Today I am sharing two versions of a sweet Summer card that features three different techniques. Some of you may be "old pros" at this, but for others, these simple techniques might be something you have always wanted to try, but never quite had the time. These hot, humid summer days are the perfect time to add a new spin to your stamping!

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I used the pretty Peony Stems and Blossom clear polymer stamps to create the same card design using two different easy breezy techniques. The first card was colored with copic markers, and the second card was painted with pearlescent watercolors available at most craft stores. 

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Each card began the same way. After cutting out a card base panel, I then cut the Best Wishes Folksy Script in pretty shiny silver foil, and arranged the stamps and the sentiment in the pattern I was going to stamp on my paper. I thought I would add a lot more leaves and vines that would sort of "tumble" down the page, but I decided that pretty peony made a beautiful focal point and kept the design simple.

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I stamped the flowers in silver ink, one image at a time, then covered the image with silver embossing powder, shook off the excess powder, then heated the image until the silver powder turned into a firm and shiny outline. Both cards were created the same way.

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Once the image was completely dry, I colored the flowers with a few copic markers. You don't need a lot of markers to create pretty images with a little bit of shading. Whatever you try will look bright and beautiful!

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Once my flowers were colored with the copics, I glued the card to the folded base, added the Best Wishes Folksy Script, and finished it off with a few sequins. I then painted my second card with watercolor paints, let them dry, and finished the card in the same way. Two different cards, with two very different looks!

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You may be new to embossing, copics, or watercolors, but Poppystamps images are all so adorable and sharp that it's easy to experiment, even for beginners! Give it a try and show us what you create!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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07/09/2018

Mon 09

Shimmery Shaker
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hello again! Marybeth here a with a shimmery shaker card using the new Poppystamps : Delicate Branch Collage along with Sending Scribbles Clear Stamp .

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Below I have a few step by step pictures.

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I covered up the branches using the negative of the die then lightly shaded the frame with a brush for a smoother look over the watercolor paper.

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I watercolored the branches with a water pen and Zig pens, careful not to let the water run onto the sides of the frame.

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Before taping fun foam to the back I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the branches . Make sure your fun foam is at the very edge of the opening so the sequins don't fall to the bottom, where you won't see them. I filled the back up with sequins, placed my stamped back panel to the card then placed to my card base.

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 Not the prettiest picture above but you get the idea. The backside doesn't have to be perfect in fact I tape and cut the fun foam as needed. For me the Fun Foam seems to lay nicer than the foam tape. Your choice either one works.

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I loaded this one up with lots of sequins , hope you like it!

Thank you for the visit.

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07/06/2018

Fri 06

Watercolored Plumed Peacock
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there! Marybeth here today with this simple jeweled :Plumed Peacock from Poppystamps .  I had no idea how much I would end up loving this die! 

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 I stamped some ink on a piece of acetate, spritzed with water then placed my watercolor cardstock on top and pressed down. Its called smooching.

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I die cut the Peacock twice, once for the top panel and one for my outline inlay. I took out all the small cut pieces so that I could just add some bling. You could also add sequins , beads etc. I stamped my sentiment with one of my favorite stamps sets from Poppystamps called: Sending Scribbles.

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 Thank you for the visit. I hope you are enjoying your summer. 

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06/29/2018

Fri 29

Summer Release Blog Blitz: Hello Layout!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Who doesn’t love new diecuts? summer???? Release??? Poppystamps???  jiji 

This is a beautiful party!!!!!! Welcome to my post!!!!!

For this layout, I decided use several diecuts of our new release and I have old dies too jijiji 

1It's so full of energy, good and beatiful energy!!!! Good Vibes!!!! (Dave,  Good Vibes could't be a great phrase for a diecut jiji)  First I painted my background with watercolors with energy and vibrant colors too!!!!

1aThat "Hello"  is fantastic!!!! You can win it!!!! Love the size of these words, a great success of Poppystamps!!!!!

My spanish quote means: Fly as high as your dreams take you! I write it! 

2How beautiful is this beautiful heron!!!!!!!!! I cut in two colors!!!! I put glitter!!!!! aw!!!! Looks like she  wants kiss me jijiji

2aIn my layout, you can see stars, butterflies, glitter, shines, golden things,  elements that I love to put in my projects!!!!! ou can see me too! jajaja Hello!!!! 

4Remember: We're showing the newest Poppystamps release and celebrating with a Blog Blitz!    There are 16 new dies to show that we think you're going to love!  Not familiar with our Blog Blitz?  Well .. it's a special time we set aside to show the new products.. and the best part?  You'll find a prize on every post during the blitz! 

DSC_0018The prize on this post is the Hello Folksy Scrip!!!! Comment!!!!!! I love read you!!!!

The blog blitz runs from June 19-29. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST July 4 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on July 6. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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