Wednesday, December 13, 2017

In the Studio with Susan, Christine, and Trina

Hi everyone.  Last month I had three friends over to make some cards.  We had a great time watercolouring.  I borrowed this beautiful Penny Black stamp from Susan.  Watercoloured with distress inks and then added a soft watercolour wash to the background.  To finish, I added a bit of clear Wink of Stella for a little shimmer on the berries, leaves and bits of the pine cone (doesn't show in photo).

Here's a close-up.

Here's another card I made that same day ... again with no-line watercolouring.
Another Penny Black stamp.  This one I've had for quite a few years.  Watercoloured with distress inks.

Thanks for stopping by!







Card #1
Stamps:  Cones & Berries (Penny Black); Greetings Sentiment (believe stamp set - Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  water brush, Clear Wink of Stella

Card #2:
Stamps:  Red Star (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media card stock (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  waterbrush

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up December Challenge - Anything Goes
CAS Watercolour December Challenge - Anything Goes

22 comments:

sandie said...

Oh my goodness, these are like paintings, superb. Hope all is well with you and sending my love xx

Anke said...

Wonderful cards, Loll. Your watercolouring looks fantastic, I love the one with the pine cone.

Hugs
Anke

Maxine D said...

Loll these are gorgeous cards - you are quite the artist with the watercolours!
Blessings
Maxine

Susan said...

Great to see the results of our get together turned into cards - both are so lovely. I'm using one of mine as my reminder post for this weekend for CWCC. The "greetings" sentiment looks perfect the way it twines over the branch on the left!

Bobby said...

I love that cones and berries stamp, Loll. It's one of my favorites and you can get different looks from it. Yours is softly watercolored and looks wonderful. The poinsettia is beautiful too.

nancy littrell said...

Both your no-line stamped cards are so beautifully watercoloured, Loll. I love your soft watercolour wash backgrounds too. TFS my friend and Happy Holidays. Hugs

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful cards Loll - I love the stamps you used and the beautiful technique - I really have to sit myself down and try this - I've purchased several of these PB stamps inspired by you!! Julia xx

Marcia HIll said...

Both are absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll! The first card reminds me that I have that stamp and have never used it...shame on me! I think Darnell needs to have one of her NBUS challenges at Christmas time!! But anyway, both cards are just lovely my friend!! :0)

Susanne Vargas said...

These are gorgeous! Love the soft, watercolored look and I bet the shimmer on the first one looks wonderful in real life!

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, it's so nice to see our play dates in card format. Both look amazing, I especially like the pine cone and berries. I do love our play dates and learn so much :)

Linda said...

Craft days are always fun and the results look fabulous. Your watercolouring is stunning Lol ..... Love the poinsettia xx

Mac Mable said...

Such artistic cards, you have mastered this technique. Absolutely fabulous and sounds like you had fun too with your crafty friends x

JosieD said...

Soft, beautiful cards, Loll. Just what is needed by this time into the holidays to calm down all the glitz(!)

Kara Lynne said...

Gorgeous watercoloring, Loll! Both of your cards are painted beautifully and I love the water washed backgrounds!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

But an amazing card, Loll! I love delicate, neutral colors. So beautifully harmonize with creating a moody image.
I also love the deep and intense color of poinsettia. It's so festive!
BożenA xoxo

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous cards, Loll. I anticipate nothing less and you never disappoint! 😉
Love our playtime together... I am always in awe of everyone’s talents and come away so inspired.
Happy holidays! xx

Bonnie said...

Two more beautiful no-line watercolours! You have mastered this technique!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful no-line watercolouring, Loll! I've never tried this technique yet, but you inspired me to try it! Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

Simply beautiful, Loll ... both of them ... the soft watercolouring is just dreamy! Hugs, Anita :)

Pat said...

Two gorgeous cards Loll, and I adore the pretty pinecones and berries, and then the brightly coloured poinsettia, and the soft backgrounds on both allow the images to pop beautifully. x

Karen D. said...

how wonderful!! love how you cards turned out....bet you had a fun day!!
xx Karen

Robyn Oliver said...

Gorgeous cards Loll, looks like you painted them and I love your wash backgrounds - I struggle with this... It's great having a day with friends, and sharing your stamps and ideas, definitely helps with the low mojo too... we must meet soon Vikki