I have another project using Pigment Craft Co. today, with a set that I bought last year (!?) and am only pulling out just now... This is Fruity and Fruity Sentiment die, using my 3 new Pigment inks: Juniper, Ficus & Himalayan - and I am loving them. The coverplate is the Eyelet Background.
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Playing with Pigment
I had my partner in crafting crime with me this week... my niece Allie was here, and brought along some of her Pigment Craft Co. stamps and inks! So excited to finally try out their iconic ink colours. I put together a couple of cards using Wish Upon a Dandelion stamp:
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Cape Cod Scene
Hello Ai Watercolour fans!
I've combined a couple of the newly released sets in my slimline project today. I began by stamping one of the 5524 - WC Cape Cod Houses to the right of my scene using Tombow #565/969 onto some Canson XL Watercolour paper. I used a pencil to sketch out where my horizon would be, and then placed the two shoreline stamps from 5523 - WC Bait Shop on either side, using the same markers.
I picked one of the medium sized images in the 5466 - WC Lighthouse Set and placed it on the shoreline behind the house, and added 5415 - WC Rocks Set to the foreground. With my scene set, I started to add colour, picking it up off my palette. A wash of #158 was added to all the grassy slopes, and shades of #992/969/N57/565 coloured in the shoreline and rocks, with deeper tones in all the crevices and shadowed areas. I used #569 for the house, keeping the left side brighter, and the right more shadowed, and added #N57 to the roofs. I created a weathered red shade by mixing #856/969 and added the red touches to the lighthouse, chimneys, door and boat. I used a Navy Twintone marker to draw in the window panes and darken the lighthouse windows. #593 was painted in the sky, leaving some white to suggest clouds, and it was painted in as the water as well. I used the trees, grass and foliage from 5372 - WC Mini Foliage to add a few shrubs and trees.
I always finish up by adding more shadows to the buildings, rocks and lighthouse, as well as some darker shades to the clouds. A last minute addition (after the card was assembled!) was to add the 5473 - WC Seagull Set image in #N57. I cut out the image with the 5463 Slimline Dies, and used the two largest dies to cut a thin grey frame to adhere on top. I glued it all down to a red card base. Be sure to check out the Art Impressions blog this Saturday to see what Dot & Tricia have to share.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
New Ai Simple Scene
Time for another Watercolour Weekend on the Art Impressions blog.
Today I was inspired by all of the beautiful canyons in photos I've seen of Utah, where the rivers run through the striking scenery. Here is the new 5525 - WC SW Simple Scene:
I stamped all of my images in N57 (Warm Grey 5) onto my Canson XL Watercolor paper. Starting with the simple scene, and then using my Stamp Positioner, I added a mountain from 5198 - WC Mountain Set, the cacti from 5520 - WC SW Village and 5196 - WC Desert Set, then added rocks to the foreground from 5414 - WC Small Rocks Set. I added layers of colour to the rocks and ground using #947/992/969, and added shadows using #569/565. The sky and water were painted with #493, and the river was shaded with #565. I used #098/126/565 on the cacti, and finally added touches of #493 and a little #703 to brighten things up a little. The sentiment is from 5136 - WC Sentiment Set 2. I used the 5062 Rounded Rectangle dies, and mounted it to my base with some 3D foam adhesive, and added a few sparkly jems.
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Home & Heart
Here's my second card made with the sweet Simon Says Stamp Exclusive set from Art Impressions, called 5546 - Home & Heart Set:
Only available on the SSS website, while supplies last.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Ai Simon Says Stamp Exclusive
You should head on over to the Simon Says Stamp store to get your hands on the latest Art Impressions exclusive stamp set called 5546 - Home & Heart Set. It is only available through SSS for a limited time, while supplies last. There are a bunch of adorable images, perfect for a whole bunch of occasions. I chose the sweet bunny image:
Check out the Ai blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created - and there's sure to be some great inspiration on the SSS blog today, too.