150 posts categorized "Watercolor"

08/17/2019

Sat 17

Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello ! Marybeth here today for more Blog Blitz and a chance to win this: Poppystamps Double Scallop Oval and Border die

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post for a chance to win!

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I stamped the image using Peony Bouquet Clear Stamp from Poppystamps , then heat embossed in white. I then used zig pens to watercolor the image in. When dry I fussy cut the image out.

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The image above shows the back side of the panel and how I add the fun foam. Messy but it works and seems to be a more even fit than foam tape.

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I tucked the peony image inside the frame and used a bit of  fun foam where needed.

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Not sure why but when I add my water mark the photo gets duller so I posted both. This Peony was so easy to color in with watercolors.

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I hope you are enjoying the new summer products from Poppystamps ! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win The 

Double Scallop Oval Die!

Details of the Blog Blitz:

The blog blitz runs from August 13-23. 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 August 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on August 29.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through August 26, 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on August 29.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

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07/29/2019

Mon 29

Alcohol Inks
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hi there, friends of Poppystamps Marybeth here again with one of my favorite dies from Poppystamps : Garden Poppy Stitched Frame. This time I used it with one of the many alcohol ink papers I made a while ago . I made so many and wasn't sure if I like them but so happy I kept them all. As you can see below with this frame die I can be selective of what part of the paper I want to use.
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I sort of see the gold as grass in the wind , red as hills of poppies, and sky blue. I layered the center frame two times then added to the center .The back of the panel has fun foam to rise it off the blue base .

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I've posted in the past a link to see how this is done , but you have many ways and choices of seeing videos on how to use alcohol inks.

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I like how this one die, can look so different just by changing a few things. I used watercolor paper called Masters Touch ( any will do) for the white panel. 

Take care and thanks for the visit.

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06/18/2019

Tue 18

Best Wishes
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome to a summery post featuring one of my favorite dies from Poppystamps, Sylvan Frame. I was in need of a quick card for a couple celebrating an engagement, and fortunately came across this watercolor panel in my stash. The frame, die cut from white cardstock, and green, was the perfect standout against the watery blues and greens.

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I actually cut the green card stock 3 times to cast a green shadow, and give the frame some depth. A sprinkling of a few 'blings' and done!

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Hope your summer is going 'swimming-ly' and your getting some good crafty-time in too!

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Nancy Floral Signature copy

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05/31/2019

Fri 31

Love Lives On
by Donna Peachey

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I'm combining die and stamp sets today with a mix of selective inking and colour techniques.

Here's a 'how to' guide...  just in case you want to have a go, too!

 

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Start by inking up the Whittle Birds as shown.  (I used Finger Daubers for this).

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Using the stencil that comes with the Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame, add red splodges of watercolour as shown.  I've used my Gansai Tambi watercolour set to add a lighter shade first, then (once dry) gone back in with a darker colour.

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Then add the green.  Three colour tones this time - again lightest first.

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Once completely dry, cut out a second Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame and glue it from behind to add a little definition to the finished design...

...  and then add some random stitching as shown.  

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Cut and add a length of thread to the Deco Shining Heart.

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Then stamp the sentiment.  (I've added one layer of scrap card glued from behind for this one).

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Stamp and cut out three leaves from the Little Kindness clear stamp set and put those to one side for the moment.

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Using the frame as a template, draw around the inner rectangle on to the base layer of your card and then mask it off so that you can add distress inks as shown.

I've added water droplets between my layers of ink drying to build up pattern and strength of colour, and once happy one final ink daubed darkest spot was also added.  (This dark spot will peek out from the Deco Shining Heart).

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One final stage to do before assembling the card...  Add black watercolour splatters as shown!

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Wrap the thread around the top of the frame before gluing in to position, then assemble the rest as shown.

Note...  you may want to add some extra layers to your Whittle Birds as I have.  Two behind the smaller bird and three full (plus two top half only) for the bigger bird.  

(As the bigger bird rests on the propped up sentiment you'll need those two half layers to keep everything looking straight)!

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This is such a beautiful sentiment, don't you agree?

Have a fabulous day.

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03/16/2019

Sat 16

Hello Sweet Friend
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, sweet friends! I have a friendship card for you today, with Poppy's new die, 'Spring Pots Frame'.

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I watercolored all the elements, as well as the background and frame, with Arteza pens. Here's how I did it:

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I wanted to use the outside frame from the Garden Party Sidekick Frame for my card, so I simply cut out the inside and colored the frame with my pens.

The frame was cut from watercolor card stock, spritzed with water, and then colored.

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The same was done with the Spring Pots frame, spritzed with water, then colored with pens.

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I also used the same coloring technique for the basket. And snipped some blooms from a 2nd Spring Pots die cut.

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Once filled with blooms the basket was added to the corner of the frame. And I added some Nuvo drops to finish. 

What's your favorite form of watercolor? Do you like the pens or pans? Have you tried watercolor pencils? Such a fun way to color your die cuts!

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03/04/2019

Mon 04

California Poppy
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and welcome to the Spring Line Poppystamps Blog Blitz. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post to win this beautiful Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame and Stencil from Poppystamps 

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This past Friday I went to visit the nearby hills on fire with blooms of wild California Poppies!  It was amazing , so glad I went as it only last a bit. This was in the Hills near Temecula.

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I left everything in tact then placed my stencil on top and began to use my watercolor Zeg pens to color the poppies.

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After I was done I added a bit of shimmer. Then stamped the sentiment using Poppystamps : Picnic Plaid clear stamp set.

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The die and stencil are both included with the die and could be your prize.

Thought I would share a few more of the wild Golden Poppies that are also the California state flower. 

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The blog blitz runs from March 2-14. 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 March 17 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on March 19.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND by 12am US EST March 17

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on March 19.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!

 

Thanks for the visit today!

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01/17/2019

Thu 17

Little Donut Love
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Welcome to our amazing Poppystamps Blog Blitz! We are so happy you could join us today for a little love and a little inspiration! Today I am sharing a card I created with the adorable Little Donut! Take a look!

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I started with a simple watercolor splash and splatter on my card base, then stamped "Sprinkled With Love," from the Donut What I'd Do clear stamp set. Of course, what is a donut without sprinkles?

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To top off my sweet little donuts, I added teeny tiny little pink seed bead "sprinkles." They are super cute but a little challenging to work with! The tiny beads add a fun texture to the little donuts too!

You could win this this darling Little Donut die just by leaving a comment!

The blog blitz runs from January 9-21. Poppystamps will 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 ON THE POPPYSTAMPS BLOG. 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 January 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on the Poppystamps Blog on January 28.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1. ) Visit the POPPYSTAMPS Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.) Like each post you want to enter
3.) LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND by 12am US EST January 26

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator. The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 28. The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT ON THE POPPYSTAMPS BLOG AND INSTAGRAM !! :)

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Thanks so much for joining us today! Stop back tomorrow for another chance to win something sweet!

Michele Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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01/04/2019

Fri 04

Night Sky
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and Happy New Year to all of you! I made this card with a few dies from Poppystamps . I used Winter Cabin ,Whittle Trees and Pointed Circle Frames.

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I love watercoloring with Peerless  Watercolor sheets from Birch Press Design. The color is so vibrant and can easily be toned down with water .

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This is how my night sky started out. I dried it with my heat gun then added more watercolor until I was happy with the results.

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I loaded my brush with white shimmer paint then made splatters by rubbing my fingernail over the tip of the brush.

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This card could be for anyone but I also think its a great masculine card! 

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I hope you enjoy the rest of your week and many blessings to you and your families in 2019!

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11/12/2018

Mon 12

Sending Christmas Cheer
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy Friends! It's countdown 'till Christmas card' sending, and I'm bringing some inspiration with Poppystamps Deco Tree Frame, a charming die with many fun possibilities.

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I love to watercolor, and thought of a way to incorporate this technique with the Deco frame. First I die impressed the image onto watercolor cardstock. Then with Artesa pens colored the tree, and negative spaces.

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The pens were one of those impulse buys, but let me tell you... I LOVE them! Rich colors that blend seamlessly, and allow for first laying down a water wash, which is what I did here. 

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Cut my die from gold foil paper and glued it over another die cut, giving the frame body and dimension. 

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Stamping on watercolor cardstock doesn't always give crisp clear images, so I decided to use acetate. Did you know you can emboss on acetate? Just be sure to use Heat Resistant Acetate.

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I bought mine on Amazon. Here's a shot of the acetate I used along with the sentiment from Deco Celebrate Christmas.

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I used very traditional colors with my watercolor, and the gold foil really adds to the richness of the Deco style.

Hope you're moving right along with your Christmas card making. Stay tuned for more inspiration from the Poppystamps blog!

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11/07/2018

Wed 07

Challenge Reminder
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hi there! Marybeth here today to share how I made my Challenge Inspiration , fall thank you card.

I used so many of the new Poppystamps darling dies,: Doodle Thank You,Whittle Oak Leaf,

Whittle Owl and Whittle Wood Frames. 

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After cut the leaves out I added a bit more water and used many other colors. ( this is the only picture I took)

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I cut this Whittle Owl out twice once for the body ( darker) and then again ( lighter ) for the face.

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I love the deep purple for the fall! The envelope is from Brich Press Design.

 

 

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This is the back side showing how I add my fun foam. I add the tape then the strips of fun foam and cut where needed.

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 Thanks so much for the visit today! Don't forget to play along in the Poppystamps Challenge for a chance to win!

 

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