Tag Archives: Clean and Simple

Christmas stocking

 

Hello once again crafty friends!  Are you in the holiday spirit yet?  I am continuing my post featuring holiday cards I’ve done this year and this is one of my favorites…

christmas stocking

 

The stocking  image is a digital stamp from Monika Martinson – she is from Sweden and I fell in love with this image the first time I saw it!  It was colored with copic markers and love how she drew in the contents.  The background of snowflakes was done on my silhouette!  I took a cut file of snowflakes and turned off the cut lines and colored the images trying to match closely the blue I used for the ornaments in the stocking.  I don’t know why it did not dawn on me before to use the silhouette images to create print backgrounds, but it adds a whole new way of looking at those images.

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working with watercolors

I’ve been playing around with my watercolors and will be showing some of the things I’ve created.  Today is something very, very simple to do.  First, here is the card:

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The simple but vibrant band of color on the side could not have been easier.  I took a Kaleidacolor rainbow inkpad – Desert Heat collection – and stamped the ink onto a long and narrow acrylic block.  With my mini mister I lightly spritzed water onto the inked block then pressed the block onto watercolor paper.  That is all there is to it!!

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The stamps are from Technique Tuesday’s Greenhouse collection and were stamped with Memento black ink.

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using wood

I’m showing something a little different today.  I made this card for the last weeks SCS challenge which calls for using wood on a card.  That material may sound unusual for cardmaking but it did not require the use of actual wood.  However, I remembered that I had some wood veneer samples sent to me awhile ago from Dowlen Wood and Paper Crafts.   There were some small pieces of real wood veneer – some mounted on thin chipboard, some not.

So…I made this clean and simple card:

wood heart

I used a piece of wood veneer that had been mounted on chipboard and die cut a heart our of the center.  The decorative paper (from Basic Grey) was placed behind the panel  using foam tape to provide a bit of dimension.  The sentiment on the front and the script text on the back panel are from Papertrey.  The flowers are from prima.

 

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blue blossoms

Here is another example of stamping on colored cardstock then using prisma pencils to color in the image.

blue blossoms

I colored the blossoms with a white pencil, then used a light and dark shade of blue over the white. Prisma pencils in Powder Blue and Copenhagen were used.  I used a “spatter” stamp in white ink to add a little detail to the main panel.  The sentiment is from Papertrey and was stamped and embossed in white.  The pearls started out white and I used a copic marker to color them to match the blue used on the card.

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watercolored tulips

Hello friends!  I’ve been working with my watercolors lately and trying different brushes to create simple shapes.   I like the clean and simple look and am learning to just let the brushes and paints do their thing!

Here is my simple watercolored tulip card.

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I used Arches watercolor paper along with Sakura Koi watercolor paints.  A round brush was used to make the petals while a dagger brush used to make the leaves.  The sentiment is from Papertrey and was stamped with memento ink.

I also did this same card using shades of purple, but it did not come out as nice as the one above, but I will show it to you anyway!!  Here is the purple version.

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