Monday, April 10, 2017

Another watercolor card

I have been giving my watercolor stamps from AI a lot of love lately. I even just ordered more markers because I realized I didn't have all the colors I need still! :-)

This latest card features the Watering Can mini set along with a few staples from the foliage and floral sets. And to keep it in line with the challenge, the image was mounted on some felt.



Saturday, April 08, 2017

AI fun with felt!

This time Art Impressions challenged us to use felt on a project. I still have a ton of felt from when I went through that phase a few years ago, so it was pretty easy to pull some out! I used my SU! heart thinlets to cut out this heart to stick around my bow - I like the effect.

The main image is mostly from their newest stamps. I love all the little kitties (can't wait to get my bunnies that I won for my honorable mention during their last challenge!) and the stump is from the new Rustic Container set. And then the classic foliage and floral sets along with the new floral set. One of these days I'll remember to take a photo of all the stamps and pens I use for these!

The sentiment is from their new SC Sentiments Set, which pairs beautifully with the watercolor images! Have a fabulous day, and be sure to check out all the other gorgeous cards over at the AI blog.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, March 27, 2017

Still feeling Spring-y

Ok, I'm back again with another AI spring card. Actually, I've made a bunch this week, but I'm only going to share one more today. This style of watercoloring is just so relaxing...I love it!!!

This card uses the adorable set that was an exclusive for people taking classes from AI last year (2016) - and I've already got the set from this year that I'll have to use soon!

I hope you're having a wonderful spring day!

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Getting Spring-y with Art Impressions

I love the Art Impressions (AI) watercolor line of stamps. It is so easy to create a unique, gorgeous watercolor painting in just minutes with these stamps. I've met Kendra (HI!!) several times over the last few years at various Scrapbooking Expo's and she is one of the most kind and fun people I know. My BFF Judy and I look forward to each Expo just so we can catch up with her.

At the most recent Expo in Pleasanton, I attend the AI watercoloring class again, and learned some great new techniques. One of which was how to get multiple colors to show through on images so they have a more metallic look to them. For instance, the wheelbarrow below was first inked with Marvy LePlume marker # 86 (African Violet), stamped off, then inked with #45 Sepia. The results are quite fun to play with.

AI has a bi-monthly card contest, so since I was already playing with my stamps I figured I'd take the next step and actually post a card to my blog. So here it is, my spring-y card! And if you love that adorable kitten, there's a new set that has 5 adorable kittens to play with (don't worry, you'll see plenty more here!!)

Happy Stamping!