Saturday, May 30, 2020

Totally Techniques - Water Colouring

We are back for another Totally Techniques Design Team blog hop and this month we are featuring water colouring!

This is a great technique and is particularly popular with backgrounds but because I thought others on the hop might feature that I wanted to try my hand at a few different styles of water colouring. These are very clean styles - not my usual layering at all.

My first card is simple stamping with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (in this case on Whisper White card) and straight forward colouring using our classic ink pads and an aqua painter.
Jacque Williams' stamp set Beautiful Moments truly lends itself to water colour painting. I used Perfect Peacock, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pool Party, Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight.
I finished with a bit of highlighting using the clear Wink of Stella. Th sentiment is from the For the Love of Felt, stamped in Memento on Whisper White and punched out with the Timeless Label Punch.
The shimmer adds a touch of bling to the images and ties in the colours in the foreground and bak ground.

Next I thought I would share a technique many stampers are using which is water colouring direct on to card then cutting the colour washed area wit a framelit to complement an image. This is my second card:
So I used the Botanical Tags Dies to cut out the images you see on the front of this card. I made the ombre shades using Rococo Rose, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive ink pads and an aqua painter on Whisper White card. The tip is to have plenty of water through the brush.
Once you have washed the card with the ink colours of your choice, you wait for it to dry then cut out the die image. I fussy cut the edges of the leaves and the flowers because the die is actually a tag shape and the flower usually marries direct onto the tag area. The background was embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder.
The sentiment was heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss on Basic Black card and cut out using the Timeless Label Punch.

My third and final card was standard no line water colouring:
I stamped To a Wild Rose in Crumb Cake on Whisper White and coloured the flower in Cherry Cobbler and the leaves in Mossy Meadow and Old Olive.
I used an aqua painter with the classic ink pads. I wanted to keep the image plain and simple.
Once the water colours had dried I came back in and added some extra detail with the Cherry  Cobbler ink pad to create more shadow. It was very relaxing to colour. The sentiment is the same used in the other cards, stamped in Memento Ink.

I hope yo have enjoyed my projects and have found some inspiration ~ I now that rest of the team have some truly awesome cards to share.

Until next time,

Shanni xx
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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Fancy Folds - Double Easel Card

Welcome back to another month of blog hopping with the Fancy Folds Design Team  - this month we are doing Fancy Folds.

I hope you enjoyed the amazing project that my friend Gina made with the fancy fold!  

This is my card:
I followed the easy to understand YouTube tutorial from by my beautiful friend Sharon Armstrong, she makes it very easy to follow.
I made my card using Thick Whisper White card stock - the base card and the second easel aspect. I also used a strip of Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper down the right hand side of the card. It doesn't matter what width you use - its just a pop of colour to brighten the overall card.
I stamped the images from the Timeless Tropical stamp set as follows - the hibiscus on Grapefruit Grove in Real Red, the frangipani flowers in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White and the leaves in Old Olive on Old Olive card stock. I also added some extra bling to the flowers by colouring the centres with Wink of Stella and the ink colour that each flower was stamped in.
I love that the stamped images could all be cut out using the In the Tropic Dies. I also cut the pineapple top in Old Olive card and the little flower sprays in Real Red card stock.
To give the card a focal point I added a rectangle of Crumb Cake and Whisper White card as the feature on the large easel card.
The sentiment is from the Timeless Tropical set stamped in Real Red and mounted on crumb cake (punched with the Story Label Punch). I punched the sentiment stamped image with the Timeless Label Punch. Everything is attached with dimensionals to pop them from that card base.
I hope that the design gives you some inspiration to try the fold. Its really easy and has great appeal.
Don't leave us right now,  you could check out our next design team member,  Mary Ann has made a super cute card!

Give this fold a try - I think you will like it!

Thanks for hopping with us today!

Stay glittery
Shanni xx

Order of March Blog Hop

Aude Barbara (France)
Fiona Carson (New Zealand)
Gina Connor (United Kingdom)
Shannean Moncrieff (Australia) that's me!
Mary Ann Rossiter (United States)
Astrid Hofmann (Austria)
Stephanie Nash (Canada)