Saturday, April 21, 2018

Watercolor Weekend Roundup - Clever Cards!

Welcome back to an inspiration-filled Saturday post! This week our designer's really knocked it out of the park with creative card designs! From Dot's scene featuring a foreground and background, to Tricia K's creative use of the "Bench Set" and Tricia O's "Postage Stamp" design, there is something to spark creativity for everyone here! 

Dot Freel - Instagram - Blog - Pinterest
Hello Watercolor Friends,

This is my project for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend roundup. I thought these little .99 cent cardboard boxes from Hobby Lobby would make cute keepsake boxes for my granddaughters. I painted this one white and then attached the watercolored scene to the top using extra strong double sided tape. I used five stamp sets and four markers to create it. See my list of supplies below:
Art Impressions Products: 5011 - WC Truck Mini Set, 5012 - WC Wishing Well Set, 5009 - WC Mini Flower Set, 4051 - WC Foliage Set 1, 5016 - WC Mini Critter Set, 4774 - Stamp positioner, 4773 - Acrylic Blocks, #4 Brush
Marvy LePlume II Markers: 45 sepia, 72 pine green, 86 African violet, 20 magenta
Other Supplies: Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock

Tricia Kennedy - Instagram
“Spring is in the Air” for my Watercolor Weekend project!

Start by masking off a 3”x 3” square on your watercolor paper using 3M Painters Tape, masking paper, washi tape or Post It Notes (I used 3M Painters Tape). Stamp the tree branches at the top with stamps from the Branches Set in 45 Sepia. Next build the trees by stamping leaves from the Foliage Set 2 in 15 Olive Green. Pull the color from the lines with your watercolor brush and water. Next stamp the top half of the bench from Bench Set in 45 Sepia. Scribble 45 Sepia onto your palette and brush onto the bench. Use the fine tip of 45 Sepia to create wood knots, woodgrain and added dimension in the cracks and crevices. Stamp the flowers from Flower Set 3 around the bench in 20 Magenta and 15 Olive Green. Add additional foliage into the flowers with leaves from Foliage Set 2 in 15 Olive Green. Place the little bird from Bird Bath Set on the top of the bench by using your Stamp Positioner. Pull the color from the lines on the tiny bird with your watercolor brush. I found it easier to use watercolor brush no. 1. Use your fine tip 45 Sepia to darken the eyes and beak. Scribble a little 88 Terra Cotta on your palette and brush onto the bird’s chest. Place 60 Salvia Blue (or any other pale blue) onto your palette, water it down and paint it into the sky. Add dot detail with your fine tip 20 Magenta around the flowers. And finally, remove the tape and sign your masterpiece!

Marvy Le Plume II Markers: 15 Olive Green, 20 Magenta, 45 Sepia, 60 Salvia Blue, 88 Terra Cotta
Other Supplies: 3M Blue Painters Tape

Tricia O'Bin - Blog - Instagram - YouTube - Pinterest - Facebook
Sometimes it is hard to come up with unique ideas for paintings. For this weekend’s Watercolor Weekend I created this card using small rectangle dies as guides for this card design. I wanted to try to create the look of postage stamps with flowers on them. I added words to the left hand side of each rectangle. I used various foliage and flower stamps to create a different look in each of the rectangles. Check out my Blog and YouTube channel for all the details. 

Other Supplies: Wink of Stella Glitter Clear Brush Pen – ClearGina K Designs Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- DandelionClassic Crest Cover Solar White 8-1/2x11 110lbScor-Pal Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring Board, 9 by 7.5-Inch

Such lovely projects, thank you, designers! We LOVE how easy it is to mix and match stamps from different sets, to create larger scenes or to use in an unexpected way! We hope you'll share some of YOUR watercolor creations with us on Instagram using the #AiStamps! Be sure you are following our designer's across your different social media accounts to see inspiration every week!

Happy Stamping!

7 comments:

  1. They are all BEAUTIFUL! But I have to admit I'm especially smitten with the "postage stamp" card. So delicate and soooo many possibilities ~ Thank you, designers, you're the best!!

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  2. What a wonderful trio of projects! I love how Tricia K. used just the back section of the bench. It looks like it could be the top section of a gate as well. Tricia O's postage stamp frames are so clever. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. I always look forward to seeing what you ladies come up with. Your projects are delightful.

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  4. Wow! You all just continuously blow me away with your talents!! Absolutely beautiful work as always, ladies!

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  5. I am always amazed at you Ladies and your watercoloring talents!! Awesome cards!!

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