Thursday, March 26, 2020

TP casting roses

Art nudge #3 is had peach colored roses. That inspired this mixed media card. I did toilet paper casting. You layer 3 sheets of tp onto a stamp. You spray with water and use a stippling brush to push the tp into the crevasses of the stamp. When it dried, I used watercolor paint to add color to the casting. 

 I used an orange thin marker to outline the flowers. I wish I hadn't because I liked it better before, but I pressed on.

I water colored with same colors onto a piece of white cardstock. I also splattered it.

 Glued the roses to the top of the cardstock.

The stamp that I used was STAMPlorations Darling Dog Rose stamp.

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Get well soon- STAMPlorations stencil challenge- Rosegarden

Remember that you can still play along with this month's STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. 

I took one of those prints and made this Get Well Soon card.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

A month of watercolor sketches

Last month I started doing little watercolor sketches using Doodlewash prompts. I got most of the month done, then I went to St Louis to help care for my grandkids. It was hard to finish with a 3 year old and a 9 month old. So I waited until I got home. I have been finishing them this week, as well as trying to get caught up on the prompts for the month of March.  For these little sketches I used watercolor, black ink pen, white gel pen and arteza thin line markers. 

Sunday, March 1, 2020

March STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge

Hi time for this month's STAMPlorations STENCIL CHALLENGE
  • You can link up an unlimited number of projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as a stencil is used -- but each project must be in its own blog post.
  • Use of stencil (any brand) is a requirement.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • No sneak peek project entries; full project photo must be displayed on blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only) 

Prizes: $15 gift certificate to winner / $10 gift certificate to runner up / $5 gift certificate to 3 randomly picked entries

I made this little thinking of you card using. ARTplorations Clustered Hearts. I used the stencil and my gel press to make a monotype . I used blues and greens. I then water colored some poppies over the top of the clustered hearts. I hand lettered a sentiment. Don't you think that the little hearts kinda look like a trellis?