Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Guilded Dogwood


Hello my crafty friends! Today, I am sharing a floral guilded crackled watercolour card on the Magenta Blog. This one has some great texture in real life.






Supplies: Dogwood stencil, Thanks sentiment stamp, Hot Pink, Rosebud, Grass Green, & Jade Nuance Powders (Magenta), Canson XL 140 lb cold press watercolour paper (Canson), Distress Rock Candy Crackle Paste (Ranger), Vicki Boutin CreativFX Gold Glaze (American Crafts), VersaMark (Tsukineko), gold embossing powder (Emerald Creek), Vellum (Dollarama), Ticket Punch (Stamping Up)



I started with a piece of 140 lb watercolour paper and added Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paste through the Dogwood stencil.











Once dry and crackled, I secured the stencil back in place on the panel and dry brushed some Vicki Boutin CreativFX Gold Glaze onto the crackle. 








Once dry, I watercolour painted the dogwood flowers with Hot Pink and Rosebud Nuance and the leaves with Grass Green and Jade Nuance. While it was drying, I heat emboss stamped the Thanks for everything you do sentiment with gold embossing powder on vellum and ticket punched the corners. I trimmed down the Dogwood panel and adhered it to a base card adding the sentiment with clear foam tape.



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Magenta products used:


TTFN,


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Escape the Everyday




Art journaling is a great way to escape the everyday and try something new. It gives a greater freedom to just play and enjoy the process of making art. I am up on the Magenta blog today sharing this mixed media art journal page with a simple tutorial.





You can check out the tutorial and more detailed photos over on the Magenta blog here.




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Magenta products used:

Nuance - MNU005 - Hot Pink
TM251 Triangles

Art is the only way to run away...

Geometry - Small Diamond #1

Nuance - MNU008 - Golden Yellow

Butterfly
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Hope you get to spend some time running away with art this Victoria Holiday long weekend!


TTFN,


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Clean & Simple Makes Me Smile


I love the look of a Clean and Simple card and add watercolouring to it too and it is guaranteed to make me smile. Today, I am sharing such a card on the Magenta blog.





I started with a piece of 140lb cold press watercolour paper and clear heat embossed using the Floral Pattern stencil. Next, I used a wet on wet watercolour technique to add colour. I pre-wet the area around the image emboss resist that I wanted to colour and then added Nuance powders (VioletSpring Green and Aquamarine) pre-wet as watercolours. While it was drying, I stamped and white heat embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment on black cardstock and cut it to size. Once the panel was dry, I die cut it and mounted it on a cardbase. I popped up the sentiment and added some jewels to the flower centres.

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Magenta products used:

TM188 Floral Pattern
TM188
Nuance - MNU012 - Violet
MNU012
Nuance - MNU019 - Spring Green
MNU019
Nuance - MNU020 - Aquamarine
MNU020
Happy Birthday
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I hope my Clean & Simple Birthday Card made you smile today and that you are inspired to give it a try.



TTFN,


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Magenta Smile Rainbow Style


With the absence of spring like weather here in Ontario (we are forecast for another snow storm which is not the norm for mid April), I am in need of some sunshine cheeriness. So today's card that I am sharing on the Magenta blog is bright and rainbow colourful.






I started with a piece of 140 lb watercolour paper and clear heat embossed the background with the Flying Butterflies stencil. Next, I added colour with a rainbow assortment of Nuance powders used as watercolours along with little splatters as I completed each colour. Once dry, I used a black marker to outline the butterflies and stamped the Smile sentiment with black heat emboss. Lastly, I matted it on black cardstock, added it to a cardbase, and added a few bitty jewels under the sentiment. 


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Magenta products used:



TM252 Flying Butterflies
TM252
Nuance - MNU005 - Hot Pink
MNU005
Nuance - MNU008 - Golden Yellow
MNU008
Nuance - MNU002 - Bright Yellow
MNU002
Nuance - MNU009 - Grass Green
MNU009
Nuance - MNU001 - Turquoise
MNU001
Smile
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I hope this Smile card brightens your day!


TTFN,


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Be HAPPY!


Oh, I am loving the new Magenta Spring Silhouette Flowers stamp! Today, I am sharing another cheery Magenta card on the Magenta blog that I made using it with an offset stamping technique on kraft paper.






I started with a piece of kraft paper securely placed in my MISTI with the stamp aligned in the centre bottom portion. Using a juicy white pigment ink pad, I stamped the silhouette flowers multiple times so that it was a crisp white image. Once it was dry, I realigned the stamp to off set it a smidgen so that it would leave some white showing and a darker area when stamped with coloured ink. 



I used Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts Big Brush markers for stamping because they are India ink and permanent when dry plus the brush allows the colouring of detailed sections without the need to mask the stamp. I started by colouring each type of flower and then did the green in smaller sections as the ink dries fairly quickly. A stamp postioning tool is essential in order to do this technique as each colour was stamped three times to get the colour intensity on the white. 





Once dry, I went over all the blooms with glossy accents which was another reason that I wanted to use a permanent ink. I mounted the panel on a card base with a pink burlap strip and added the white heat embossed "be HAPPY" portion of the sentiment stamp on pink cardstock. To finish it off, I added some doodle stitching and a few sequins. 


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Magenta products used:

Spring Silhouettes - Flowers
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So Many Reasons...
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You can checkout my Magenta blog post here.


TTFN,


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Birthday Flowers - Magenta Spring/Summer 2018 Release



Today, I have a Magenta watercolour card made from a silhouette image. I am very excited about many of the new products as part of the Spring/Summer 2018 release. I am especially loving the new silhouette images and the possibilities that they possess. For my first creation from the collection, I made this birthday card with the Spring Silhouette Flowers using a MISTI and Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers on 4" x 6" 140 lb cold press watercolour paper.







I began by using the markers to individually colour sections and then spritz them with water before stamping onto the paper. That is the beauty of using a stamp positioning tool as you can do things with your stamped images that would be virtually impossible to do without them. I started with the yellow flowers. Then, I did the pink flowers. Next, the blue flowers and lastly, all the greens. As I transitioned between colours, I would clean off the stamp so as to not get mud. You can always go back in and repeat stamp a section until you are pleased with the colouring. I did go in and add a little brown to the echinachia centre in the end.








Once dry, I ran the green marker over a small patch of my craft mat and added some water and then used a watercolour brush to add splatters. While it was drying, I cut a piece of kraft scrap paper to 1 1/2" x 6". Using the MISTI, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment. Again, this was made possible because of utilizing a stamp positioning tool. I had cut the sentiment apart to that I could have the sentiment run horizontally verses its original stacked vertical positioning. I doodled in the diamonds between the sentiment repetitions.








Now, I was ready to assemble the card. On a 4 1/2" x 6" cardbase, I adhered the kraft sentiment section to the bottom and then used a 4 1/4" x 5 3/4" piece of fun foam to adhere the watercolour panel at the top. Next, I adhered the two stripes of twine with one on the lower section and the other on the top edge. Lastly, I used the Flying Butterflies stencil and chose three of the smaller butterfly sizes to add the butterflies using a Stardust Gelly Roll pen to add a bit of sparkle.




I hope this tutorial gives you some ideas to expand your thinking around silhouette images and their potential for beautiful colourful creations. You can check out my post on the Magenta blog here.



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Magenta products used:


TTFN,


Monday, February 26, 2018

Sending a Blizzard


Hello friends! I am off at Scrapbook and Cards Today's Crop & Create today and I am sending a little Magenta love your way with this snowflakes inspired card. 





I started with 140 lb cold press watercolour paper and used the snowflakes mask with Cerulean Blue and Wisteria Nuance powders along with texture paste (on the first) and gel medium (on the last two) to create four panels in differing hues. Once dry, I tore the end 1 1/2" strip off, worked the raw edges to give them some curl and glued them to a base card. Next, I stamped the sentiment with white pigment ink onto a piece of black cardstock and adhered it with foam tape for more dimension.

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Magenta products used:


TTFN,