(2016 c5) Color Burst, Anniversary Card

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More Color Burst on watercolor paper hearts!  To see how visit previous blog:  https://inkylageney.wordpress.com/2016/02/13/2016-c3spellbinders-media-mixage-hearts-one/    The heart was then cut out with Spellbinders Die-d-Lites called Vines of Passion.  I cut another from a Silver Mirror gift bag from the Dollar Store and mixed the Color Burst cut outs with the Silver cut outs.  I cut out Love  with the die from Hero Arts Stamp & Cuts LOVE again using the Silver gift bag .  The background  was sanded after embossing with Cuttlebug’s Embossing Folder Decorative Tile Set.

Challenges Entered:

ModSquad:  From The Heart

WordArtWednesday:  #219 Anything Goes

SimonSaysStamp:  Spritz & Spray (Mon)

(2016 c4) Color Burst, Male Valentine

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More Color Burst by Ken Oliver, This  time I used Orange and Yellow Ochre.   I start by heavily spritzing  watercolor paper with a fine water mist, next I sprinkle the Pigment Powder on the wet paper and watch the magic happen.  If there isn’t enough movement in the colors I spritz again with water.   I then cut it out with Spotted Cutting Plate by Taylored Expressions.  Love was cut 3 times with the love die from Hero Arts Stamp & Cuts LOVE  and then glued on top of each other to make a sturdy embelishment.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  Spritz & Spray

ModSquad:  From The Heart

WordArtWednesday:  #219 Anything Goes

(2016 c3)Spellbinders Media MiXage Hearts One

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I have fallen in love with Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder) Today’s background was made with Merlot and Violet.  The background for the shaker portion used Merlot and Ultramarine Blue.   I start by heavily spritzing  watercolor paper with a fine water mist, next I sprinkle the Pigment Powder on the wet paper and watch the magic happen.  If there isn’t enough movement in the colors I spritz again with water.

The window was cut out with Spellbinders Media MiXage One Heart  die. The Shaker well was formed by cutting the heart into 2 sheets of fun foam and sticking them together and then adhering to the front panel that first had a sheet of clear packaging material adhered to the back of it. I filled the well with sequins and clear beads by Darise Glass Beads and Sequins from Joann Craft Store. I then backed the well with another piece of watercolor paper that I used the same method as the background, but this time I did not spritz the second time, which left much more white space.  (I really like this look)

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  Spritz & Spray (Mon)

ModSquad: From The Heart

(2016 c2) Colorburst BG, Heart Shaker Card

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I have fallen in love with Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder) Today’s background was made with Merlot and the blue background of the heart used Ultramarine Blue and a tiny bit of Merlot.  I start by heavily spritzing  watercolor paper with a fine water mist, next I sprinkle the Pigment Powder on the wet paper and watch the maggic happen.  If there isn’t enough movement in the colors I spritz again with water.

I cut the heart with the frame portion of the Spellbinders Die D-Lites called Vines of Passion.   The shaker was made using a cellophane bag and adding sequins and clear beads by Darise Glass Beads and Sequins from Joann Craft Store. The 3 little heart beads inside the bag were secured on the back of the bead to the bag with score tape in order to keep enough height in the flexible bag to allow the small beads and sequins to shake. (The hearts are much thicker than the little beads)

Challenges Entered:

LawnscapingChallenges:  #123 Sending Love (Use Hearts or Love Sentiments)

SimonSaysStamp:   Spritz and Spray (Mon)

ModSquad:  From The Heart

 

(2016 c1) Ultramarine Blue Colorburst Powder Pigment Bday

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For today’s card I started by “spattering”  Art Masking Fluid by Windsor & Newton with a Kemper Spatter Brush on watercolor paper and let it dry.  Then I sprayed the paper with water and sprinkled Ken Oliver Ultramarine Blue Color Burst and then spritzed some more and watched the magic.  When it was completely dry I gently rubbed off the Masking Fluid also known as Frisket.  This revealed the white spots that make me think of the Milky Way.

I Cut out the Happy Birthday with Spellbinders Happy Birthday Garland out of the lower portion of the background and actually put that one on the inside.  I cut another from the same paper as the white card base and inset.

I know I am way behind already this year and this is my first card for 2016!

Challenges Entered:

StampTV:  January Product Release Party  Challenge – Singing the Blues

 

( 2015 c80)Designs by Ryn, Hummingbird & Hibiscus

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Today’s Watercolor card was stamped with Designs By Ryn – Flying Hummingbird 3 & Sideways Hibiscus. I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with black EP.  The heavy embossed lines help contain the watercolor. I taped the paper down before watercoloring.  You can see that the color seeped behind the tape in a few places on the right side, but that doesn’t bother me.  I colored with Crayola watercolors.

Oh yes, And I did a little masking of the hummingbird when I stamped the hibiscus so that the hummer is on top of the flower.

Challenges Entered:

ModSquadChallenge:  Anything But a Christmas Card

DesignsByRyn: Customer Creation Challenge – Dec.

(2015 c79) Noel, Angel Watercolor Background

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I first applied Art Masking Fluid by Windsor & Newton with a Kemper Spatter Brush on water color paper and let it dry.  Here is a great video by Heather Telford showing how to use it. Then I painted the background with a cheap set of Crayola Washable Watercolors, 24-Pack .    When it was completely dry I rubbed off the spattered masking.  Then I used a very shinny gold gift bag to cut out the angel with Spellbinder’s Holiday Angel die, and the NOEL from Sizzix Holiday Words die set.  I’m disapointed that the photograph didn’t do the rich gold color justice, trust me it is bright & shinny gold!

Challenges Entered:

PoweredByPoppy:  Time to Rewind – Go for the Gold

SimonSaysStamp:  Die Crazy (Wed)

(2015 c78) Penny Black & Unity Stamps, Snowy Christmas

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Big experiment day for me!  I first applied Art Masking Fluid by Windsor & Newton with a Kemper Spatter Brush on water color paper and let it dry.  Here is a great video by Heather Telford showing how to use it.

I masked the skyline for the mountain.  Next I used Ancient Page Dye Ink Refills Calypso, Neptune & Turquois to color my sky and Deep Harbor for the mountains and snow drift shadows. I squeezed a couple of drops on my craft mat and squirted a puddle of alcohol  close by.  I sprayed the paper with alcohol first and then mixed the Calypso reinker with alcohol & brushed here and there on the sky area,  I changed to Neptune and brushed in some of the areas that weren’t covered and then switched to Turquois and did the same thing.

For the mountain I used some of the Calypso and Deep Harbor to color the mountain.  For the snowbanks I Masked and used a very diluted (with alcohol) Deep Harbor.  

I then stamped the trees from Penny Black’s Nature’s Friends stamp set

with Versamark and heat embossed with a mixture of Emerald and  embossing powders.  I stamped the tree’s snow layer & embossed with white.  I  then took a stipple brush and pounced the Versamark Ink on the ridgeline of the mountain  (using the mask above it) and then heat embossed white for the snow. When everything is totally dry I rubbed the masking fluid off with my fingers to reveal the snowy or starry sky!

The silver Joy was cut with Scripty Joy by Lawn Fawn.

  For the

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inside I masked the hills and sponged the snowbanks and around the perimiter with Stamping Up’s Turquois ink.   I fussy cut 2 more trees from Nature’s Friends and glued them on the page.  Last I stamped the sentiment from Unity Stamp Company’s stamp set called Happiest Season of All.

 

 

Challenges Entered:  

PoweredByPoppy:   Time to Rewind – (I chose The Sky’s the Limit for the sky and Bits & Pieces for the cutout trees on the inside)

UnityStampCoBlog: Be Inspired Chal. (Use Unity Stamps)

ModSquad:  All that Glitters

SimonSays:  Just a Pinch

(2015 c77) Unity Christmas

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Today I stamped the sentiment with Unity Stamp Co.’s Magic of Christmas . 

Challenges Entered:

UnityStamps:  Unity Blog Hop

SimonSaysStamp:  Holly Jolly Stamping (Mon)

UnityStamps: Unity Be Inspired Challenge – Any Holiday 

CleanAndSimple: CFC146 – Snowflakes

 

 

(2015 c76) Floating Snowflake Ornaments

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I made ornaments similar to these last year too. Here are my instructions:

Sandwich ingredients: 2 silver cardstock frames, 2 plastic circles, 2 snowflakes, string, star, Stickles.

Sandwich How To:   This ornament was made by cutting the snowflakes withSnowflakes #3  by SIZZIX with a dark and light blue cardstock from DCWV Shimmers Stack cardstock and glued together so the opposite color accents on each side.   This was glued with a tiny dot on the side seen on the left to a circle of re-purposed clear plastic packaging material that was cut with Standard Circles Large by Spellbinders.  Next glue the silver frame to the smooth outside of the plastic (that was cut by taping the same die plus the next smaller together for cutting the frames).

Turn over and glue the second plastic circle with a narrow bead close to the edge to the snowflake circle so that the snowflake is sandwiched within the plastic.  Apply the ends of the silver string to the plastic and finally the second Stickled frame.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:   Let it Snow (Wed)

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