Friday, May 30, 2014

OCC..watercolouring an embossed image.

Oh! I had so much fun with this technique that I learnt on Online Card Classes!
The technique was to emboss using a wafer thin die and then watercolour it!
To do this I used a Memory box die and a cottage Cutz die.
The sandwich ..A plate, B plate, tan mat, paper, die-cutting side down,tan mat, B plate, 2-3 sheets of card stock
I ran this through my cuttlebug and got the most fantastic impression!

Here's what I made...

The banner and sentiment are from the Simon Says stamp Tilted banners stamp and die set.

die..Cottage Cutz doily.
Sentiment...Hampton Art. 
I am submitting these cards for "The Paper Players" Wedding challenge and the Clean&Simple challenge 293.
Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a great day!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

My attempt at Grunge!

Hey all!
Today, for my official Craftadda post,  I have a card for which I have attempted a grunge look...I'm not sure if I have pulled it off, but I like the end result.

To create this look, I used a stencil and distress inks(Tim Holtz) to create a partial impression. 
I then went over the entire panel with a texture cube from Stampendous and more distress ink. 
To finish I stamped a sentiment on a torn strip of paper and and adhered it with metallic brads (recollections)
The two vellum punched dragonflies completed my scene.

I love its soft muted look...what do you think?

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Have a nice day!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Online card classes Days 7-10

Today I decided to use the techniques that I learnt on Online Card  Classes water colours for cardmakers Days 7-10, to make tags instead of cards.

What fun I had!!!

I took inspiration from Stamping Mathilda's post "60 easy ways to top your tags" to make these tags.

Here is what I came up with!

Free hand painting...flicking colour onto the paper...I tried to create a branch...
Sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Faux water hand painting...The stamp and sentiment are from Hero Arts.

Hand painted sentiment...stamp from Hero Arts. I used circles punched out of previous water coloured panels to create accents.

Free hand this one! The sentiment is a combination of stamps from Stampendous and Hero Arts!

Faux hand painting! After colouring the flower, I stamped over it with memento rich cocoa ink to add definition. I then used water colour pencils to enhance the colours.
Stamp from Stampendous; Sentiment from Hero Arts.

Faux hand painting...These beautiful roses are from Hero using it for the first time! 
Sentiment is from Hero Arts.

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Have a good night!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Online Card classes Water colour for card makers Day 6

 Here's my Day day 6 homework!

I used some left over bits from other watercolour panels (which did not come out as I liked!) to die cut words and punched butterflies and circles to create this card...
While creating a background for my water colour panel in one of the cards above, I used the mft stencil on the diagonal. When i was done, I realised I had a lot of ink on the stencil. I spritzed it with some water and placed a piece of cardstock over it. I got two more fabulous background panels with this residual ink! To this I have added the punched shapes and and a die cut sentiment from Cuttlebug.

For this card I have heat embossed this gorgeous lilly stamp from Stampendous with whote embossing powder and then watercoloured the image using my Windsor and Newton Scholastic water colour cakes. Just love the effect!

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Will be back soon with more!
Have a fun day!

Online card classes Day 5

Here's what I made with the Day 5 techniques...

I stamped these panels using the  Penny black stamp and TimHoltz distress ink. the first impression was light, but after I spritzed it with some water I got a much better impression. And the last one was with the residual ink left on the stamp.

I then used my water colours to colour them in as shown by Sanketi in her video.
Just love the results!

sentiment stamps are from Hero Arts and Fiskars.

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Have a fantastic day!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Online Card Classes Day 4

I have been struggling to keep up with the classes...there is so much that I  have been creating with the techniques I'm learning in class!

Here's what I have done with the Day 4 class techniques...

I started out by using some background stamps  and photo inks to create panels of watercolour paper.
The stamps I have used are from Stampendous, Hero Arts, Inkadinkado and Impression Obsession.

I then used these panels to make these cards. I have used sentiments from Hero Arts, Kaisercraft, Technique tuesday and die cuts from Cuttlebug.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
I will have another post with Day 5 techniques.

Have a great evening!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Day 2 and 3 of Online Card Classes-watercolour for card makers

Hey there!
I've been busy with the 'homework' from Online Card classes-watercolour for card makers.
My hand started bothering me again, so I had to take a break for a day....hence this delay in posting.

Anyway, here goes my work based on techniques I learnt on day 2 and 3...

1. Creating a background using watercolour pencils!

Oh my! I think I enjoyed this technique the most! The transformation when water is added is just fabulous! and look at the vibrancy of the colour!

The flower and leaves are from Penny black which I stamped, water coloured and fussy cut before adhering it with a gemstone brad from Recollections.
The sentiment is from Verses Rubber Stamps.

2. Emboss Resist...

To create this cool background, I stamped on watercolor cardstock with this Hero Arts background block and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

After creating the watercolour wash, I let it dry and the placed between 2 sheets of printer paper and ironed over it to remove the embossing powder.

To finish, I added a tag with a sentiment from Hero Arts and a button from my stash.

Here I created a mask using the sky line punch from Martha Stewart and heat embossed the card with clear embossing powder. I also heat embossed the fireworks ( Stampendous) in the sky. I then painted over with Watercolours to create the sky.
when dry, I ironed over to remove the embossing powder.
I then cut the top panel of the card and watercoloured the inside panel. I then added a heat embossed sentiment from Hero Arts.

3.Using Masking fluid.

Jennifer R demonstrated  how she made the logo for this class. I just loved it and decided to try it! Of course, she made it seem a lot easier than it actually is, therefore, mine is not as clean as hers!

To create this panel, I die cut the word 'LOVE' with my mft alphabet die set. I then traced the letters onto my paper, masked the letters using 'Winsor and Newton' masking fluid. when dry, I couloured the background and just rubbed off the mask with my fingers.
I used letters from my Hero Arts alphabet stamp set to complete the sentiment.

I made one more card using this technique...

Here, I stamped this car from Stampers Anonymus onto my cardstock with Memento Onyx Black ink. I then masked it using the Masking fluid. when dry I created the background using my 50 year old Windsor and Newton Scholastic water colours paint box. ( its so much easier now that I have my shade card!)
When dry, I rubbed off the mask and added a sentiment from Hero arts, stamped with Briliance archival ink onto vellum and adhered a button from my stash.

4. Water colour stamping.

Here,I tried my hand at water colour stamping, by applying distress inks, memento inks and distress markers to the stamps, spritzing them with water and stamping onto the paper. Obviously, I have a lot of practice to do before I get it right, but for now I am quite happy with the results.

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading through this long post.
Hope you enjoyed it and will try out some water colouring!

Bye for now...I'll see you back with some more cards... soon!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Day 1 of Watercolours for card makers

Day 1 of Online card classes -watercolours for card makers was awesome! I had so much fun!

Here is what I made using the various techniques I learned today!

1. Stencilled water colour background...

to create this background I used a stencil from Faber Castell and my Cotman water colours. the butterfly is die cut out of red paper and silver and white printed vellum.the sentiment stamp is from Studio G.
This is also my official Craft adda post for today.

2. Creating a background by stamping with distress inks on an acrylic block. 

To finish the card I used this glittery peace sign brad from Recollections and a die cut sentiment from Cuttlebug, which I adhered using my xyron sticker maker.

3. Heat embossed Background and resist watercolouring.

The heat embossed background is from Hero Arts, the sentiment and speech bubble are from the Simon Says Stamp and Memory box Speech bubble and For The Record Stamp and die set. The feather and adhesive rhinestones are from my stash.

I can't wait to get started on the day 2 cards!
Be back tomorrow!

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Have a good night!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Online card Classes-Watercolours for card makers!

After much dithering I finally signed up for Online Card Classes -Watercolour for card makers!
Boy! Am I glad that I did!! Day one and I have learned 3 new techniques!
I will make some cards and post them tomorrow.
Today, I want to show you how the pre class videos inspired me!
I had forgotten how many watercolours paint boxes and tubes I have been hoarding for years. I have TWO paint boxes which I have inherited from my grandmother who was a fine artist.
They must be at least 50 years old and the colours are as vibrant as ever!!!

The first one is from Windsor&Newton..Scholastic watercolours.

The second one has been apparently purchased from Toy Barn for the royal sum of 60 cents!
The brand...Page & London, made in england!

The following set was purchased by me about 15 years ago on a trip to Egypt. I was wandering around with my little son while my husband was working and I chanced upon an art shop from where I bought this paint box!

These following watercolours were gifted to me by a cousin who once took a watercolour painting class but lost interest! These Cotman watercolours are truly amazing!

Here is a box of Derwent watercolour pencils which I've had for at least 15 years and my trusted and true little box of Camel Artists Water colour cakes!

And last but not least, my gorgeous box of Pebeo watercolour tubes!

And, before I go, here's my plaid background and some bits and pieces of watercolouring that I did this morning!

I will be back tomorrow with more fun stuff...
thanks for stopping by!
Have a great night!