Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Flowers!


Hi everyone! I was perusing some of my favorite blogs a while ago and came across this beautiful card that inspired me! Hers was created with a series of stencils and inks but since I didn't have those particular supplies, I wanted to try it with watercolors.


I first stamped the MFT images in Versa Mark ink and then embossed them in white so they would really pop against the dark background I was planning. I chose some bright colors from my Kuretake Watercolors and filled in all the images, going back after they had dried a bit to layer in more color.  Once all of the images were completely dry, I added in the brown background. 


Although the panel was beautiful on its own, I gave it a bit of visual interest by die-cutting the bottom at an angle and layering it over some orange card stock. I added in a few gold sequins and a gold thread bow for the final touches!


Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Feather Trio!


Hi everyone! The other day I purchased a pair of boots by Jessica Simpson and fell in love with the box top which features a watercolor feather with her logo embossed in gold. Instantly I thought of the Papertrey Ink 'Feather Finery' stamp set and was inspired to create this trio of watercolor cards.


With the first card, I applied distress ink to the stamp, spritzed it with water and got this soft and muted feather. Keeping with the JS logo, I embossed a sentiment in gold over the feather and then outlined the edges a bit to make it really stand out! Some gold splatters and a gold thread bow add pretty accents along with sparkly sequins and lots of Wink of Stella shine!


For the bluish feather, I put the distress inks directly onto my craft sheet and added just a small spritz of water before stamping with the image. The center of this feather is embossed with silver along with some splatters that I added by hand. I gave this card a little sparkle with silver thread and some Glossy Accents dots.


The final card is actually watercolored with Kuretake watercolors. The image was first stamped with Versafine Ink and left to dry before adding in the blues and greys with a brush. I kept this card more simple with a silver strip of card stock and a few scattered stars and sequins!



Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Bazzil Card Stock
Cartwrights sequins in Crystal, Glossy Black and Duck Wing Blue
DMCThread in Gold and Silver

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Pretty Pastels!



Hi everyone! Summer is almost over and Fall is definitely making a presence so I thought it would be a good time to show these pastel colored cards.


My plan was to emboss this gorgeous Hero Arts background in black and add in color with markers to create a colorful card. How pleasantly surprised I was to see how beautiful the background was on it's own! I went ahead and colored one in with my Copic markers and left the others in their natural state for some clean and simple cards. 


The backgrounds were mounted on colored card stock and I added sweet and simple sentiments, also from Hero Arts, on fun fishtail banners! 



The black gems on the sentiment strips add just the right amount of shine! Colored or not, this background is stunning.


Thanks for checking out my blog!  Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Copic Markers


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