Monday, February 21, 2022

My Creative Monday for Magenta - Flower Stencil play !

Using a stencil to kind of free draw the flowers on watercolor paper and
drawing it in the same way neurological art is done. 
I painted the petals with watercolors from my watercolor palette;
  just playing with letting the colors mix on the card.  


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Saturday, February 19, 2022

Colorful flower ATC's

What you see is what you get with this series of 3 ATC's.

I added a few notes to each of them. 

Create colorful backgrounds with distress inks. 

Use leftover strips of colorful backgrounds to be a new background. (yes, really, this background is made with strips of paper! )

Fussy cut the flowers from watercolor paper; add a little color to the centre. 

Heat emboss Grungy Swirls in white in the background.
Add white splatters with an opaque ink or paint.

Stamp script in the background.

Add a sentiment

Sponge more color around the edges and distress the edge of the paper with a paper distresser or a sharp edge. 

Three happy ATC's to swap at a show ! 

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Monday, February 14, 2022

My Creative Monday for Magenta - a tag with monoprinted flowers

Today some inspiration: Fussycutting a part of a not-so-nice gelliprint to make a tag. 

This is the monoprint I've used. 


I stamped and heat embossed a script in white and used some bookpaper as well to add interest.
A little coloring with a pencil in green as well!  

The backside! The yellow sponging of distress ink ties it al together. 

Ellie Knol - DT Magenta


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Monday, February 7, 2022

My Creative Monday for Magenta - recycling of diecut leftover..


A leftover of a diecut forms the frame of this flowery card with just 2 stamps, a flower and a script stamp. 
They are both from EllieKnolDesigns with Magenta, and I still love these! 

The colorful background is the backside of a background that did not turn out well... the color went right through the paper... happy accident because I do like it now. 
I stamped flower and script with StaZon Blazing Red to match the  color of the 'frame'. 

It's nothing fancy but very striking as far as I am concerned. Leftovers from diecuts are many a times a good start for any project, so do not throw them away too soon! 

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Saturday, February 5, 2022

Paper Weaving Sketchy Flower


This time I'd like to share this technique I recently learned from a post by Karen Dunbrook : Paper Weaving. (I want to give credit where credit is due ) ..
Thanks so much Karen for this inspiration!

Start out by cutting/using up paper strips of about 1,3 centimeters wide and weave them to form the background .. 

I chose to make it slightly larger than I would need, so I could just cut the unneeded part away. No need to glue he whole thing, as long as the edges are glued. 

As I used regular cardstock strips, I needed to cover the background with a transparent gesso first, as the color will soak into the cardstock.  

I chose to color the image with a ready made watercolor, to have more control of the coloring (from Ecoline and Dahler&Rowney).
 I put a kitchen towel underneath while coloring the images to absorb any color that would go through the holes in the background. 

To provide a nice backdrop for the weaved paper background I created a background with the same colors, and stamped around the edges randomly with some text and mixed media stamps in colored and black ink.  

Apart from stamping sequins I also adhered real ones with glossy accents. 
The weaved part is adhered to the colorful background with 3D tape for more interest and depth. 

Don't tell Susanne, but I think this flower is one of my most-used stamps :) ;
 for this project to work I had to use a stamp with a lot of white space, so it's perfect. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

New month, new colors..


New colors for the Rubber Dance Stamps challenge : it is always a fun challenge for me to get to the colors as near as possible every month.. if you enter the challenge you can use any colors though..

prize to be won randomly from all creations on the FB group the whole month!