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petunias times two

Good morning crafty friends!  Are you enjoying your spring?  Everything is bursting with color here in north Florida.  The azaleas are blooming all around with shades of pink, purple and white.  We’ve been busy over the past month – planting a vegetable garden (tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and onions). We’ve also added a new weeping plum tree and two hydrangea bushes.  I am looking forward to watching everything grow.

Here are two springtime cards using a lovely Petunia stamp from Creative Visions (found here) – this red rubber image comes in two different sizes.

On this first card I embossed the image in white and sprayed colorwash inks to get a bright watercolor effect.  The butterfly punch is from Martha Stewart.  The stitching on the white panel was done on my silhouette machine.

embpssed petunia

On the second card I take the same image and color it with prisma pencils and sponged with memento ink for the background.  The background paper is basic grey and the ribbon is from May Arts.

 

purple petunia

embossed watercolored background

Hello crafty friends!  Here is another watercolor card – a little different technique this time.

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I stamped the background with versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.  Once that was set I sprayed two colors of Zia Color Wash Sprays over the embossed panel and let dry.  The same technique was used for the sentiment panel a swell.  Crochet thread was wrapped around the back panel before adding the sentiment.  If you look closely, there are tiny pearls on the scalloped portion of the sentiment.  The background is from Rubbernecker and the sentiment from Papertrey.  I used Canson 140 lb watercolor paper.

Having a fun time with my watercolors!

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.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

season everything with joy

We made it through this weeks heavy rains and today the sun is shining bright with temperatures hitting 80.  We did not lose power or have any major road damage in our neighborhood and are very thankful for that.  Pensacola has some serious road wash outs and it will be awhile before things are back to normal.

So….I was checking out our tomato plants yesterday and they are doing well. Looks like we will have a nice crop – maybe  even enough to give to our neighbors!  And thought I would make this tomato themed card.

I colored the image with watercolors and it came together rather quickly.

tomatoThanks for stopping by today!

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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