Friday, November 4, 2016

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge ~ Day Four

Hello Friends! Welcome to Day Four of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge! I took a little detour from what I was working on yesterday but, I promise I'll get back to it. ~smiles

For my color share today, I did a little watercoloring. I used Handwritten Floral Greetings, the stamp set that was included in the July 2016 Simon Says Stamp card kit.

I started off with a piece of Distress Watercolor card stock. I went over it with my anti-static powder bag and then randomly stamped the images using Versamark ink, which is a clear, sticky ink that keeps the embossing powder in place. I heat set the powder and let it cool. Then, using Distress Markers and a paint brush, I watercolored the images.

After the piece was dry, I used a stitched rectangle die to die cut it. In order to get perfect placement for the sentiment, I used my MISTI and I stamped it three times to get it nice and dark. I felt that it was missing a little something, so I added in a few more randomly stamped dots and flowers and I gave the big flowers a coating of Clear Spectrum Sparkle. LOVE that stuff!

Next, I matted the panel with orange card stock and adhered it onto a white card base with foam tape. For the finishing touch, I added clear rhinestones to the flower centers. Sparkle, sparkle, glitter and bling!

And that's all folks! Thanks for stopping by today!


stamp set: Handwritten Floral Greetings(Simon Says Stamp) 
card stock: 110lb Neenah Solar White  Distress Water Color card stock(Ranger) Orange Zest(Papertrey Ink)
ink: Versamark, VersaFine Onyx Black(Tsukineko)   Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango(Stampin' Up!) 
coloring medium: Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Markers(Ranger)
dies: Stitched Rectangles(Simon Says Stamp)
bling: Clear Spectrum Sparkle(Spectrum Noir)  rhinestones(Stampin' Up!)
other: Fine Detail White embossing powder(Simon Says Stamp) 


Jeanne said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Barb! Oh my goodness, the colors are amazing. I adore the little flowers as the filler. Everything about this just makes me want to smile and feel comforted. You are one amazing cardmaker! Big hugs!!

Jeanne said...

Ps...meant to can do the watercolor with the ink pads, right? Gosh, the colors in the card are so very pretty!

patti said...

All I can say is WOW!

Becky said...

Oh, my goodness. This is gorgeous. I love watercolored cards. Thanks for sharing.

Hetty said...

Wow, this is such a happy card. I love coloring with my distress markers.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh, what a really pretty card! You used my favorite color, yellow, i your card which makes me love it all the more. I love coloring and I love flowers. You did a beautiful job. I am impressed and I bow to your card makingness. Wait, is that even a word? LOL

Busy Bee Vinyl Creations said...

This is the most beautiful card I have seen in a long time! I would be honored to receive one of your exquisite pieces of art.
Your card made me fell happy. Soooo gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing!
Kathy U:)

Beth said...

Barbara, I love your shading! Very pretty card!

Sheila H said...

Love it - so bright and so sweet!

CherylQuilts said...

Barb, this is GORGEOUS! I love the beautiful layout of these flowers and leaves and how you've added this precious sentiment, and your coloring is exquisite! Beautifully done in every way, sweet friend! Hugs! xoxo

Thordis said...

Oh you're card is gorgeous! :)

Sheila H said...

So pretty and cheerful!

Joyce Erb said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and design

Mitzi said...

I loved your bright colors so much that I had to add your card and marker colors to my Pinterest page!

Deborah Kaye said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL! I love how you colored your flowers.

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Just stunning - these watercolors are delicious!
Excellent work!!