Today I've used a very limited palette - only 4 different colors to pint these imaginary scenes. The advantage of using a limited palette is that you get very harmonious pictures and that you can hang them together and they'll look nice as a group.
Have a nice Sunday, Hugs, Karin
You can view more of my watercolors HERE if you want to!
I'm sharing inspiration on the Butterfly Reflections Ink today and for today's card I've played with some adorable products from Lawn Fawn. I know, I'm waiting for the new release too but was inspired to use the adorable fairies!
I diecut my stitched rectangle and then simply stamped a little scene and colored with copic markers. I stamped the script sentiment but had to mask the edges of my rectangle so the edges of the script didn't go all the way out. I then I matted my rectangle to some pink cardstock before adhereing to my cardbase with foam adhesive.
For a little dimension I created a little bow from pink cardstock and adhered at the top.
Hi everyone! I'm so excited today because I get to hop with HERO ARTS as they launch the Winter 2016 release in the Hero Arts store !!!!! So many absolutely WONDERFUL products I know you will love! So make sure you have a notepad to jot down all your favorites as you see them used in this hop. If you are doing the hop you should have come from super talented Joan Bardee - if not, I suggest you pop over to Hero Arts and start from the beginning.
Watercolored Holly - Happy Holly Days
For my first card I used the beautiful holly stamp from CL998 Happy Holly Days. I stamped the holly four times with distress ink (antique linnen) and then watercolored them. But any type of coloring will be amazing with the images from this set! The sentiment is from the sweet new CM103 Holiday Animals
Another super sweet set from the new catalog is the CL989 Warm Hugs. With just four of the stamps from that set I created this little arctic/winter scene. I started out by inking my sky background and then stamped and cut my images. I then cut some snowyhills from white cardstock and layered them so they would make a nice hilly scene for my images. When I knew how I wanted them I held them in place with some washitape and the bottom part of them all together. I stamped my sentiment to my sky bg and then adhered my hills with foam tape to get lots of dimension. The images are also attached with foam adhesive so even if it doesn't show in the picture it is a very 3d-y (!) card!
There are so many wonderful new sets in this Hero Arts launch - something for everyone and everyone's styles. I usually don't do vintage but couldn't resist playing with the beautiful stamps from CL997 Color layering Snowy Tree and CM101 Vintage Christmas Wishes . For a super fast little Christmas gift get a vintage notebook and make a beautiful tag to go with it. For my tag I started out by stamping the snowman and then masked him with maskingpaper before I stamped the tree. I used ink for it and let that dry completely before I stamped the second layer, the snow with white pigment ink and embossed with white opaque embossing powder while the mask was still on.
I stamped my sentiment and then diecut my tag. Did you see the new Hero Arts nesting tag dies? They will be perfect for these kind of projects and so many sizes to choose from - just awesome!
I inked the edges with antique distress ink and then stamped some snowflakes afterwards. When I get the time I will stamp a whole forest of those beautiful trees - I just LOVE them!
Last I couldn't help but share a card where I've combined Kelly's San Francisco stamp with the sentiment from CM102 Vintage Christmas Post. I think they work so well together . The nesting rectangles that are released today too will be great for similar looking window designs.
Time to hop on to Amazing Yana Smakula but befor you leave I must make sure you know this (-: : Not only is there amazing talent and AWESOME inspiration in this hop - there is a great GIVEAWAY too:
Hero Arts will be giving away 3$25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop . So make sure to comment on everyone´s blog by Sunday, August 28 at 11:59pm PT. The winners will be announced the following week.
It's Karin from PeppermintPatty's Papercraft, here to share some inspiration. For today's card I've played with a wonderful new stencil from Hero Arts called Large Flower Stencil.
I placed my stencil on a piece of off white cardstock and held it in pålacewith some washi tape. I started by inking the yellow and Brown part of the flower first - then I created a mask for that part of the stencil (the flower) from masking paper - so I didn't mess my yellow flower when I inked the green leaves.
When I was done with that I let my panel dry completely before I cut out a stitched rectangle from it. I saved the leftover and adhered that outer frame to my cardbase. I then added the stitched rectangle panelinside the "frame" with foam adhesive to get a bit of dimension.
Last I diecut my "You" and adhered it to the card with glue tape.
For today's Sunday watercolors I have a Little tip if you, like me, want to loosen up your watercolor painting. I started with the lion below and wasn't happy with the result - there's no excitment going in it - I Think you can tell it's a lion, but the masked whiskers and hairs stand out too much - it looks too planned. Instead I skipped the drawing underneath and started painting right away. You are forced to work faster and just try to caprute colors and shapes instead. I'm so much happier with the second one (above) and think that if I could combine the two ways of aproaching a subject I'd be really happy (-:
If you want to view more of my watercolors I've collected some on my Watercolors page HERE
I'm sharing inspiration on the Butterfly Reflections Ink and for today's card I've played with some adorable new products from My Favorite Things.
I started out by inking the background with distress ink and then spraying water onto it with a mister. When it had dried I diecut some Clouds that I adhered with glue tape Before I cut my panel. I stamped, colored and diecut my images and adhered them with tape and foam adhesive Before I put my panel onto a miniscallop covered cardbase.
Since my bg was quite dark I diecut a cloud for my sentiment.
I'm still super excited about Charie O'Shields feature of my watercolors on Doodlewash and had to sharethis painting that I made for it. You can read the feature here; https://doodlewash.com/2016/08/04/guest-doodlewash-the-love-of-crafting-and-painting/ and if you've heard enough of me (-: he's interviewd so many fantastic artists with interesting stories and inspiring art - I promise you will spend a lot of time there once you get there (-: and leave inspired to take out your Paints!!!
With only hours left of the super fun 30-day coloring challenge that super talented Kathy Racoosing is hosting again this year. Kathy has so many great tutorials and the gallery is full of super inspiring Projects - so if you haven't been be sure to pop over there right away! #thedailymarker30day
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I think you can guess how chocked and honoured I was when Charlie O'Shields of Doodlewash.com and founder of the World Watercolor Month and the Facebook Group World Watercolormonth asked if he could do a feature of me on the Doodlewash blog. And now I'm so super excited to share that it is live and you can read it HERE .
If you like watercolorpainting and haven't joined yet, you just have to check out this wonderful Group. There are people from all over the World who share their art, their love for the medium and who support eachother and eachothers' development. It is just wonderful and such an inspiration and great reason to paint.
In the feature I mention a wonderful teacher that introduced me to watercolorpainting and made me fall in love with it, back when I was working as an au pair in Lexington, MA -90-91, Mrs Norma Regillo and wanted to share a picture of her here. Unfortunately, I found out that she had passed away last year.
And here's a painting of mine from back then:
Please pop over to Charlie's Blog and read about his art and all the amazing artists that have been featured before me, so many interesting stories, inspiring tips and wonderful art!
The World Watercolor Month is over but I am so happy because it made me start painting more regularly again and knowing that the facebook group will continue is a dream come true!
Today I went out of my comfort zone and used some bright new colors I've been wanting to try; Quin Magenta and Green Gold. This is not really me, but I had fun!
Here's the pic I used as reference. You are more than welcome to use it if you want to.
What isn't over yet though is the super fun 30-day coloring challenge that super talented Kathy Racoosing is hosting again this year. I'm not sure if there's a limit to how many entries you can share there - this might be my 5th... Anyway this is the most bold and colorful I've ever gone with my watercolors and the way I painted this is more coloring than painting...
If you want to view more of my watercolors I've collected some on my Watercolors page HERE
Lawnscaping Challenge #
I'm here today to introduce a new challenge at Lawnscaping. This time it is a Patterned Paper Challenge!!!
For my card I used the following Lawn Fawn Supplies;
Our GREAT sponsor for this challenge is Ellen Hutson!!! You can win a 25 $ giftcertificate to the store YEAH!!!
Pop over to Lawnscaping for all the info you need and to join the challenge and to check out some Amazing Projects by my super talented teamies! Hope to see you there!