Thursday, March 7, 2019

Five MORE Watercolor Sets Now Available! Challenge 251 Floral Cards Week 2!

Hello, Ai Fans!

Last week we released five NEW Watercolor sets, and we have five MORE to share today! Summer is on the way with our WC Beach Girls and Boys sets! These cute kids are donning swimsuits and sand toys as they play on the seashore! Add a tropical touch to your scenes with our WC Palm Trees Set, complete with trunks and leaves for building your own trees! Our WC Garden Shed Set contains four versatile structures that will look beautiful surrounded by patches of flowers. Additionally, our WC Bridges are perfect for creating small waterscapes, with five different bridges to stamp. Hear what Bonnie has to say about these sets in our video! Grab these sets today at!

Beach Boys Beach Girls Palm Trees Garden Shed  WC Bridge

Bonnie and the design team is here to share some inspiration! Let's take a look!

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Hello Watercolor Friends,

Ready for MORE brand new Art Impressions stamps, including an awesome set of five bridges in this one 5122 - WC Bridge Set? I would love to cross a pretty bridge like this one. I wanted to surround it with flowers and flowering bushes. I stamped the bridge in the center, after inking it with 565 and then stamping it off once on a piece of scrap paper. I pulled the color out of the lines and added a little bit of the 565 to the palette to darken the underside of the bridge and to create the stream. Then I took the bush stamp from the 4051 - WC Foliage Set 1 to create those big blue bushes in the back. Next I inked up the little vines from the brand new 5126 - WC Foliage Set 4 with 177 and stamped them all around the water and bridge. I'm in love with this new foliage set and it has 3 sets that go both ways, it's definitely a must have! I added water to them, then I added flowers everywhere by inking up just three of the tiny flowers from 4052 - WC Flowers set 1 using the 8 violet. I added water to them. I took white paint and tiny stylus and dotted in the centers of many of the little flowers. Next I took the little grasses from the new 5126 - WC Foliage Set 4 and inked them up with the 72 pine green pen and stamped them around. I used the little grass from 4051 - WC Foliage Set 1 and the 177 pen to ink it and stamped the grass all around and added water. I used green from palette to color in the path. I added 528 to my palette and a lot of water to color in the sky. I used my Copic multi liner 0.03 pen to sign it and drew in the lines under the bridge. I used the 5062 - Double Stitched Rounded Rectangle dies to cut out my picture and a background piece. I used this brand new 5133 - Flag double stitched die set to cut out the sentiment flag and stamped it with the "hello" from the brand new 5136 - WC sentiments set 2.

Tricia Kennedy - Instagram

“Soak up the Sun” with the newest release of Art Impressions Watercolor stamps.

Begin by stamping the little girl in the big hat from the WC Beach Girls Set in 969 Chocolate. Watercolor the Art Impressions way with water and a paint brush. Scribble 850 Flesh, 725 Rhodamine Red and 993 Chrome Orange onto your watercolor palette. Brush in 850 Flesh onto her skin, 725 Rhodamine Red onto her hat and 993 Chrome Orange onto her swimsuit. Mask off the bottom of the little girl with masking paper or a post it note, then stamp the foliage from the WC Foliage Set 4in 177 Dark Jade and the flowers from WC Flower Set 1 in 725 Rhodamine Red. Add dot detail to the swimsuit and center of the flowers using a Signo white pigment gel pen. And, add dot detail around the flowers with the fine tip of 725 Rhodamine Red.

This will be Tricia Kennedy’s last week on the team! Tricia, you were a true joy to have on the WCDT and we have loved all your beautiful projects!

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Step 1: I inked the large bicycle stamp in 969-Chocolate. I stamped it off to the right and masked it off. I inked up the tree from the fairy door set also in Chocolate and stamped it next to the bike. Using a damp brush, I pulled the color out of the lines on both.

Step 2: I added some additional color to the bike and tree. Using my palette, I added some 528-Navy Blue to the bike. I inked up the small vines from the New Foliage 4 set with 177-Dark Jade and stamped them into the front and back baskets. I added a small amount of water to soften them. I added daisy bunches using 725-Rhodamine Red to the foliage.

Step 3: Using the vine from the original foliage set, inked with 249-Hunter Green, I stamped leaves around the tree top. I added grass around the tree and bike using the small grasses from the same set. I inked one of the new Foliage stamps with 636-Imperial Purple and stamped it to the left of the tree as well as between the tire spokes. (Funny note: as I am typing I realize that I didn’t draw in the spokes of the bike…LOL I will put them in now). I added some teeny tiny flowers along the ground for added interest. I added water to all of the flowers.

Step 4: Make sure to sign and date your watercolor piece. On a separate piece of watercolor paper, I stamped the sentiments Happy Little Moments in Gina K Design amalgam ink using my MISTI. I cut it out with the new Flag Double Stitched die. I also cut a piece of craft foam using the die to pop it up. I added some of the new small vines and some small flowers from the Mini Flower set to the left and right of the sentiment.

Step 5: I used 3 different sizes of the stitched square dies to cut the watercolor piece. I added craft foam to the back of the two smaller squares to give them some dimension. I adhered the largest piece to a piece of Lovely Lavender card stock from Gina K Designs cut to 4 x 5.25. Next, I adhered the craft foam to the middle piece and adhered that to the cardstock. Then I added another piece of craft foam to the smallest piece and attached that to the card. I assembled the sentiment to craft foam and attached it to the bottom of the card.
WOWZA, team! What stunning projects! Have you ever joined an Art Impressions challenge? We LOVE hosting bi-monthly challenges! Not only do we get to see creations from our fans, but we get to giveaway FREE stamps! It may still be wintery in many parts of the country (even at Ai headquarters in Oregon there is a touch of snow falling!), but that doesn't stop us from dreaming about spring! Join us by making a floral-inspired creation for our challenge for a chance to win Ai stamps!

 Here are the Challenge Rules:

✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

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1 comment:

Cynthia said...

Lovely new sets! Great inspiration.