Sunday, February 24, 2019

NC Demos February 2019 Blog Hop

Welcome to the February 2019 Demo Blog Hop! Our theme is:  "Keeping It In the Lines. Projects for February should feature your favorite line art stamps and coloring method from the Occasions, SAB or Annual Catalog. You project can be a card, 3D or mixed media item. Anything you want as long as you color it!" 
I decided to use my favorite coloring method, watercoloring, with the rose from the Graceful Garden stamp set. I wanted to have the rose trimmed on the right side and popped up over a background design.
To start I gold heat-embossed both the rose image and the grid background onto Stampin' Up! watercolor paper. The actual coloring was started with Stamp 'n Write markers and a watercolor brush, but because I wanted more depth of color, I switched to Brilliant Red Brusho and Merry Merlot re-inkers. Always try to leave white or light areas.

Once dry, I trimmed the rose on the right side creating a slight curve. The background was watercolored in the same manner but with Pear Pizzazz and Granny Apple Green.
Both pieces were cut with the largest Rectangle Stitched Framelit. The back of the rose image was covered with Stampin' Dimensionals and adhered to the background piece. Next, the unit was adhered to Mossy Meadow card stock with Tear & Tape Adhesive which works well to hold watercolor paper. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment using the Stamparatus. I decided against "bells & whistles" and let the image be the only focal point.

Please continue on the hop for I am sure you will see some amazing work and great ideas:
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Freshly Made Sketches #376

Welcome to my challenge submittal for Freshly Made Sketches #376:
This is a clean and simple layout which calls for a simple design. I used the "Marble" background stamp with Blushing Bride on Whisper White cardstock to create the bottom portion. The ladies boots are from the "Country Livin" stamp set which I colored with Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!'s alcohol markers in shades of pink and Crumb Cake trim.
I thought the sentiment from the "En Route" set, Adventure Awaits, was perfect to go with the boots. It was white heat embossed on Early Espresso card stock and trimmed out with the Classic Label Punch, just on the ends. Lastly gold metallic pearls finished off the card.
I left the inside blank for now until I have the right occasion to finish it off. Fast & easy card! To purchase any of the items shown, please click on the links below and come back and visit again!
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