Category Archives: Watercolor

(2020 c038) Birthday Branches

Stamp set: Collaboration  set with Simon Says Stamp and Alte New – No longer available: SSS 101928 Altenew Dainty Sprig  Stamped on Mixed Media paper with Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with Silver Ranger Embossing Powder,  and painted with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger . Background Die: Peacock Backdrop Die by KAT SCRAPPINESS colored by sponging Distress Oxide …

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(2020 c006) Winter Blues, Darice, Cardmaker Magazine

The background was created with watercolor paper and smooshing Distress Inks by Ranger .  The boarder was cut with  Darice, Snowflake Boarder 2014-4 2 (this particular die appears to be discontinued).  The swirls were stamped with a stamp that I received in a CardMaker magazine (The magazine is no longer being published). For the sentiment I used: Impression …

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(2019 c62) LF CAS Magical Christmas

For my CAS card I cut out a piece of watercolor paper with  Lawn Fawn Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables.  I used the stampset:  Lawn Fawn Winter Skies .  Using my Misti Stamping Tool , I stamped with Versamark Ink  and  heat embossed with black WOW Embossing Powder .  On the inside I stamped the sentiment  and heat embossed with red.  I colored the bear with Black …

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(2019 c57) MFT & LF Beach

I watercolored the background on water color paper using Distress Inks by Ranger  .  I then made my own stencil by cutting the My Favorite Things Die-Namics  Mesmerizing Mandalas  from Transparency film and sponged a darker yellow in the center to represent the rising sun and it’s reflection across the water and beach.  I then sponged with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with …

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(2019 c29) Journal

For this Journal cover I stamped onto watercolor paper with a very old wood mounted stamp, which has been discontinued, but they have a large collection of beautiful floral stamps to choose from Northridge Rubber Stamps, stamp P488.  The larger Iris wood mounted stamp is still available:  Northridge Rubber Stamps, P598 Iris. I painted the scene with a combination …

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(2018 c136) Penny Black, Holly

The Happy Holly by Penny Black was stamped with  Versamark Ink  and then heat embossed with Gold  Ranger Embossing Powder .   Originally I scored the upper left and lower right corners, but they didn’t show up very well, so I added gold pen to the score lines.  The holly was painted with  Artist’s Loft Pearlescent watercolors found at Michaels .   The sentiment is from  A Festive Season by …

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(2018 c112) Thanks, Alcohol Ink Lift

I had fun today with Lemonade, Terra Cotta, Sandal Ranger Alcohol Inks .  I followed Jennifer McGuire’s ALCOHOL LIFT INK TECHNIQUES (you can click to see her video).  I finally got my Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift-Ink Pad Ranger TAC63810 and its much easier to use than using the reinker and felt pads to apply to stamps. Below you can see the 2nd card I …

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(2018 c94) Celebrate Birthday Pop Up

I had so much fun following Jennifer McGuire’s Tutorial for making POP UP cards with a window!   I did add vellum inside my oval to give added support for the CELEBRATE which was cut using Neat & Tangled Celebrate – Nice and Neat Dies  cloud die cut which is from Neat & Tangled –  Fractal Cloud Stamp Set. As you can see on …

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(2018 c90) Thankful Fall #WorldWaterColorMonth

The fall leaves and acorns were stamped  the GinaK Designs A Year of Boarders with the Misti Stamping Tool  with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with brown Ranger Embossing Powder .  I loosely painted the background with wet on wet using Tumbled Glass Distress Inks by Ranger .  Then I watercolored the images with wet on dry technique with Rusty Hinge, Dried Marmalade, Aged Mahogony, Frayed Burlap & Vintage …

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(2018 c88) Grateful Succulent

Remember it is #WorldWatercolorMonth  On watercolor paper I impressed the Neat and Tangled  Succulent Cover Plate Die  and then watercolored it with Distress Inks by Ranger  Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral and Frayed Burlap.  I used the Misti Stamping Tool  to stamp the sentiment using the Neat & Tangled – Oak Leaf with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with black Ranger Embossing Powder .  I cut the designer paper with the frame …

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