Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Full of Blooms

For my Mixed Media Card Challenge post, click HERE.



Hi everyone.  Exciting news!! :)  Today is my first card as one of the new Design Team members for Addicted to Stamps & More! Yay!  As some of you may remember, I was on this team a while back, but took a break as life got a bit crazy.  I'm happy to say that life is calmer and Kylie welcomed me back to the team - thank you Kylie! :)

Our challenge today is ATS&M#102 - Make Your Mark.  Use any kind of marker, pencils, watercolor crayons, gellatos, etc. that you have to create something special for this challenge.  I used the marker layering technique for this beautiful image from StampArt Designs (our sponsor for this challenge).

I love the pot full of pretty blooms and had fun coloring it.  Reminded me of coloring as a child - very fun! :)   I printed off the digital image onto watercolor paper, and then used my blender pen to pick up color from my marker tips and add them to the image.  Once I had a light base coat, I went back and added more color directly with my marker and then smoothed it out with the blender pen.  Just remember to only do a small area at a time so the watercolor paper is damp when blending, then move on to the next area.

Here's more info about the challenge ...



Prize:  5 digital images

The challenge is open for one week and any style of card is welcome.  Remember to follow the theme of the challenge (use markers)  ... and have fun! :)

Please click here to check out the challenge and see the amazing design team cards from the rest of the team.







Stamps:  Full Bloom (StampArt Designs); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Cameo Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Summer Sun, Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  blender pen




25 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite images from StampArt Designs too, although they have a lot of images I love. lol You have colored this one beautifully. I like the technique you used although have never tried it before. It looks amazing though! I'm glad you were welcomed back with open arms to the DT-can't image them not welcoming such a talented person back. Hugs, Brenda

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  2. Congrats! So Happy for You! and... A Lovely Cars to Start!

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  3. Yay! So happy to be with you on yet another team! I so love ur coloring skills, amazing card!

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  4. Wow Loll, your coloring is too good, I wish I can color like that!

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  5. It is a very pretty pot and your colouring is fantastic. I love colouring in too ;) Welcome back to the ATSM team!!! xx

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  6. Fabulous card for your 'return' to the crew, Loll! Those blooms are absolutely lovely!
    ~c

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  7. Beautiful shading/coloring, Loll! So happy to be your teamie!

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  8. I'm so happy that life has slowed down enough to have you back on the ATSM team, Loll! Actually, you were the 1st DT gal that I started following all those months ago...Thank you for inspiring me to play along!
    I love how you colored these lovely flowers and vines/leaves...I think your coloring technique created a soft and pretty effect, and your CAS design is perfection!

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  9. Great card Loll and fantastic tip about using the blender pen to pick up colour to use with w/c paper. Congrats on rejoining the ATS&M team.

    Karen x

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  10. Pure CAS and can I say pure Loll! So pleased to be working alongside you and the rest of the team. :)

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  11. Wonderful colouring Loll and so fab to have you back xx

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  12. Gorgeous, Loll. You colored and blended so beautifully. Congrats on being back on the team.

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  13. Your coloring has grown by leaps and bounds and as always, your cards are wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Fabulous card, Loll. I love your colouring technique, it looks amazing...and paired with that simple CBS sentiment is perfectly CAS. Thrilled to be your fellow teamie! xx

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  15. Hi Loll - great to be on the same team with you - fabulous coloring!

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  16. Gorgeous flowers, Loll! A great way to start things off at ATSM :) Congrats!

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  17. Such pretty, soft colors! Thanks for the tip on coloring! It's good to see you back on this fantastic team!

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  18. Such a gorgeous card - I really like the image and the soft watercolouring is just beautiful. So glad to have you back on the team - welcome! I'm really pleased to be working with you.

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  19. Love this digi image, and enjoyed reading the process you used to color. The colors were so soft & just right for these delicate flowers. Wonderful shading too, and especially since you were working with w/colors. Great card. TFS

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  20. Beautiful, Loll. I thought it was copics, but surprised to see it was water color. Wow.

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  21. This is beautiful, Loll! I love your coloring of this pretty image. Great that you are back at ATSM! xxx

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  22. Beautiful card Loll and Congrats on being back on the team at Addicted to stamps - so happy for you! Hugs xx

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  23. Gorgeous card Loll, beautifully coloured. Congrats on returning to ATSM too, I'll look forward to seeing more of your fabulous cards, Cathy x

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  24. Hi Loll. Welcome back to the ATSM Team. Love your colouring of this great CAS card. Have a lovely day! Hugs Monika xxx

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  25. So glad you are back with us at ATSM, Loll! I love your work! This is so beautifully colored!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)