Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Oh Christmas Tree!

Hi everyone.  First time inking up this fabulous stamps from Penny Black. 

Placed tree stamp in my misti, along with a piece of Mixed Media paper.  Used markers to ink up the stamp, spritzed with a little water and then stamped.  Added too much water, so blotted the image lightly with a paper towel.  Dried it with my heat tool and repeated the inking and spritzing a few more times until I was happy with the colours.

Splattered the background with diluted brown and blue-green inks (same colours used on the tree) and stamped my sentiment in brown.  I like the muted colours of this card.

I decided to use the same stamp, this time with brighter colours.  I used the technique of adding versamark to the image, adding Brushos to the inked stamp, spritzing with just a little water and stamped.  The image turned out really well.  I still had lots of colour left on the stamp so repeated with spritzing a little water and stamping.  I ended up with three prints from the one inking with Brushos.  Below is the second print.  The first one was darker, the third one was lighter.  Three cards in just a few minutes! :)  Gotta love that!  I added some red glitter glue for the tree lights.







Stamps:  Christmas Glow (Penny Black); Christmas Sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Water mister, paint brush for splattering


31 comments:

Colleen said...

Oh Loll, I love both of these, the image is fantastic with the brushos and with your markers! I love that you got three cards with the brushos!
You rock!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll, I Love all three of your artsy watercolored Christmas tree images. So beautiful with the different watercolor products. I am sold...I have got to get this tree stamp. Were you able to make A2 cards by trimming the tree a bit? I know it is a big stamp. Trimming still looks beautiful. How fun to get 3 cards with your Brushos and Versamark technique. Thank you sooo much for sharing, dear friend. Happy Holidays, Nancy

Nancy Stislow said...

What a wonderful effect using water techniques to stamp this tree. Both your muted colors and your bright festive ones look beautiful on this stamp which is now on my wish list. I will have to try the Versamark and Brusho technique too so thanks for describing it and reminding me. These look so fun to do.

Anita in France said...

You create such amazing looks with your fabulous techniques, Loll ... these are both beautiful! That first one with the layered colours is especially eye catching ... the depth is fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

So pretty, Loll! I love the effects of your watercoloring on both cards...WOW! The brightness of the colors when you used Versamark and Brushos is so striking, and I love all the splatters on the first card...you really make it look easy, yet I'm sure it's all very time-consuming! Thanks so much for sharing your incredible talents with us :)

Linda said...

Your two cards are so pretty with that watercolored look. Also love, the two below with that Evergreen Window die. Four beautiful cards.

Ina G said...

Beautiful Loll. Sorry I have been so quiet this month. Been so busy. Hope next month is quieter.

Patti said...

Oh Loll you KNOW how I love "dreamy" and you have achieved such perfect softness with both your cards.

Bonnie said...

WOW! Both of these are GORGEOUS, Loll! Love the colors and the different look from each technique! Now I may have to get that tree stamp!

Susan said...

Both are fabulous - love the muted one from using the markers, but also think you got great results with the Versamark and Brushos - I must try that technique again.

Marcia HIll said...

I love the look of both of them Loll! The muted colors are beautiful but I also really like the bright and vibrant one using the brushos! Awesome tree image too...might need to go check that out! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, the muted colours of the first are so pretty and love the vibrant brushos. I have this stamp and really want to pull it out, perhaps this weekend :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous card! I love all that splatter:) I have this stamp and will be sharing a card in a couple of days. hugs x

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful stamp, and you have really made it 'sing' in these cards Loll - love the brusho one in particular.
Blessings
Maxine

nwilliams6 said...

Fabulous image, Loll. You totally brought it to life in these great cards with your great techniques. Love them. Hugz

Viv's Visuals said...

Amazing cards Loll - you are so good at these techniques - puts me to shame! x

Maria said...

Fab cards, Loll! A wonderful technique and you achieved excellent results with the lovely tree!!

Trina P. said...

Those trees are beautifully, Loll. Too much water gives it a really cool effect. Always love your splattering... I need to learn and practice! xx

Mac Mable said...

Your cards look so artsy, unique and absolutely beautiful. Great techniques and wonderful to get a few cards from the Versamark and Brusho technique. Little pieces of art....both of them x.

Sue said...

Two gorgeous cards, Loll. I love that stamp!

Julia Aston said...

You really have to stop using all of these gorgeous Penny Black stamps Loll - I want to buy every one that you use! What beautiful watercolor stampings on both!! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards look fabulous, Loll! Love the gorgeous layers of the beautiful muted green! The spatters are just like falling snow. The second card with the vibrant Brusho green tree is truly "merry and bright". Great color choice for the pot. It goes so well with the green. The Christmas Glow stamp is a beautiful stamp itself, but the ways you used the stamp made the image look so arty and full of life.
Hideko xx

Brenda in IN said...

Two gorgeous trees and they look so different with shades of color. I love how you try all kinds of things and share with us.

Darnell said...

I'm loving these designs, Lolly! So arty and free-flowing and the schplatters on your first card are perfection!! Hugs, Dolly

Jeanne said...

Fantastic in every way, Loll! I really like that first card. It almost looks like a painting. And the second makes me smile with how bright and cheery it is. So neat that you got so many cards so quickly. Gotta love that! Thanks so much for sharing!

Linda said...

I love this new PB tree stamp and I love how you've used it on these designs. The splatters on the first one give a real y feel to it and I love the bright colour of the second one xx

The Altered Paper said...

Two gorgeous cards! Love the techniques of stamping you used to create the beautiful watercolor effect! Awesome.

Susanne Vargas said...

These card look like they are hand painted! Love them!

Elaine said...

Love your Christmas tree Loll! Hope I can make some as pretty as yours! Do you know what color Brushos you used? Thanks for sharing your cards!

Loll said...

Hi Elaine. I believe the Brushos I used were leaf green and a little dark green. Loll :)

Jo Manna said...

Beautiful, love the loose watery effect. I have got to try this. TFS xx