Super Star

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a watercolor card for the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop!!

PPP Watercolor Blog Hop

Take a look at my card:

Super Star (CAS)

Take a look at that vibrant crimson color!!  I totally love it.  That watercolor background was so easy to create.

I used Ken Oliver Color Burst – Alizarin Crimson!!

Ken Oliver Color Burst - Alizarin Crimson

This little bottle is full of power!!  All it takes is a small amount to create the background above.

Ken Oliver has 6 colors!

Take a look at what I created:

Color Burst

Totally love this new way of watercoloring!!

Lets take a closer look at my crimson piece.

Crimson

Here is how I created these watercolor pieces:

I didn’t take pictures of the crimson color, sorry about that.  You can follow with these photos below.

1. I placed my watercolor paper in a shoe box and add a good amount of crimson powder to my paper, similar to what you see in the photo below.

Water color burst 1

In this photo I added two colors inside of one.

2. I took my spray bottle and sprayed a lot of water on my paper to activate the powder.

Water color burst 2

The more water sprayed the more the color moves.  Much like the crimson I’m showcasing.

3. I used my heat tool and heat set my watercolor paper because I couldn’t wait.

4. Once the paper dried, I added fun foam behind it and added it to my card base.

5. I used Papertrey Inks Enclosed Star Die Set and die cut the star heart.

6. I added the die cut to the front of my watercolor paper with liquid glue.

7. I used Papertrey Inks Enclosed Star Stamp Set and stamped my sentiment on black cardstock using Versamark ink.

8. I added Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and heat set it.

9. I cut the strip down, flag the end and added it to the front of my card base.

The watercolor paper that I used was from The Ink Pad in Manhattan.  Its the stores paper.  Its super smooth, so I think its hot press. The weight is lighter then the Canson paper that I usually use.

That was super easy to do and all of you should give these new powders a try.

I only have one compliant.  When I add the powder to the paper, it comes out thick in some places and when wet with water, it didn’t react. So the powder stayed on top of the paper.

Look here:

color burst 3

After it dries, it doesn’t spread its just textured.  I’m  not sure what to do about this but I will figure it out.

So what do you think?  Let me know below.

Supplies used:

PTI Star Stamp Set PTI Star Die Ken Oliver Color Burst - Alizarin Crimson67f65-white2bembossing2bpowder Tombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveFun Foam

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Watercolor Monday!!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a2z Scrapbooking and our December Challenge!

I’m excited about this challenge because the theme is Watercoloring!!  Yayyy, who doesn’t love watercoloring.  This technique is so much fun.  No two cards look the same.

Take a look at what I created:

All Good Things

Don’t you just love how those colors just mix with one another.  I used 4 different colors to create this background.

I added the ink to the front of my stencil.  I added water to the ink to activate it.

I turned the stencil upside down and placed it on the watercolor paper and used a piece a paper towel to pick up the excess ink and water.

Once I picked up the stencil, I used my heat gun to dry the watercolor panel.

Once dry, I added it to the black cardstock.

I stamp the sentiment with versamark and embossed it with Hero Arts White Embossing powder.

I added foam tape behind the banner and adhered it to the front of the card.

I added some sequin to the front and that’s my card!!

So what do you think?  Let me know.

Now don’t forget:

a2z Scrapbooking Scavenger Huntends tonight at Midnight!!

You don’t want to miss out on this fun contest!!

You can find the questions here.

 

Supplies used:

Number Stencil Hero Arts Black NoteCards Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins Pretty Pink Posh Sequins 4mmMini Distress inkHero Arts All Good Things Hero Arts White Embossing PowderVersaMarkRanger Watercolor Paper

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

First for me…….

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today playing along with AAA Cards Challenge and the Muse Challenge #79.

I wanted to take this time to say Thank you so much to the ladies over at the Muse Challenge for choosing my card for Honorable Mention.  I really appreciate it. If you missed the card you can find it here.

Now on to this week’s challenges.  I had a lot of fun creating my project for these challenges.

AAAcardGame14

Muse VD

Both of these challenges used Water-coloring, which happens to be my favorite.  I decided to do something a little different then what your use to seeing.

I created a TAG!!!  Yes, a tag and its not on a card.  This was a bit of a challenge because my working area was smaller then a normal card size.  I wasn’t sure if I needed to fill all of the space or should I leave some empty areas.  It took me one hour to decided just on that.  LOL!!!

Take a look at my TAG:

Watercolor Thanks

To create this tag:

I used a piece of watercolor paper and my Koi watercolors to create my background.

I cut my tag using Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 1 Dies.

I cut my thank sentiment using Simon Says Stamps Thanks Die out of Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock 4 times from some dimension.

I used my Stampin’ Up! Bitty Butterfly Punch and Elegant Butterfly punch to punch out four butterflies, 2 from my scrap watercolor piece and 2 from Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.

I added My Mind’s Eye White Enamel Dots to the center of the butterfly for detail and more contrast.

I punched a hole in the top of my tag using Stampin’ Up! 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch.

I added 2 pieces of retired Stampin’  Up! ribbon and tied it with Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Bakers Twine.

Thats all!  Very easy and fun to do!! I hope you give it a try.  I will be making more tags from now on.

Here’s a close up:

Watercolor Thanks closeup

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsStitched Duo 1 DiesSSS Thanks dieBazzill Marshmallow CSBitty Butterfly PunchElegant Butterfly PunchMy Mind's Eye Enamel Dots1_8 circle handheld punchWhite Baker's Twine

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Stretch your Stamps 2: Day 1Homework

This is my second post for the day.

If your looking for the Create a Smile Guest Designer Search post click here.

 

Hello everyone!  My favorite online card classes are back in session and I’m super excited!  I love these classes.  I learn so much and met so many wonder crafters from all over the world.

SYS2

Stretch your Stamps 2 helps us look at our stamps in a whole new way!! The class started yesterday and I’ve learned a lot thus far.

For our first lesson, Kristina Werner taught us how to multilayer emboss resist with a regular background stamp.

For this lesson we used Hero Arts Highline Ironwork Background Stamp because it has a lot of detail that can be painted and repainted.

First we did a simple wash of watercolor, dried the complete background and then add another layer of watercolor to spot highlight the design.  This stamp works because the design is open and has lots of open spaces to paint.

Take a look at my watercolor piece when I was finished with it:

watercolor pieces

From this piece I created these cards:

Big Hug and Background

Big Hugs close up

Big You and Background Stamp

Big You whole card

I was able to make three cards with this one watercolor piece.  I really loved this technique.  I would have never thought to use this back ground stamp in this manner.

I’ve used this stamp before, take a look at this card.  You can clearly see the difference in the way the stamp was used.

I have two other techniques to try for this first lesson.  I’m going to try and post the assignments as I do them.  Please don’t hold me to that totally, things do come up.

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Highline IronworkKio WaterColorsSSS HelloYouOnyx Versafine Inkglossy accentsWink of Stella clearBazzill Marshmallow CSStampin' TrimmerTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveStrathmore Watercolor paper

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Watercolor Love You

Hello everyone!  I’m back again with AAA Cards Game #10 Watercolor techniques and Virginia’s View Challenge #5.

AAAcardGame10

V. V. Challenge #5 (2)

Take a look at my card:

Watercolor Love you

I used Simon Says Stamp Mosaic Heart Stencil and Distress Inks Pack 1 to create my beautiful heart on watercolor paper.

Watercolor Love You close up

I used Simon Says Stamp Big You die to cut out 4 “you” dies out of basic black cardstock and stacked them together to add dimension.

I choose to use black cardstock so that the “you” would pop against the bright watercolor heart. I used clear foam tape to adhere the “you’ to my card.  I love this tape because you will never see the tape behind your project.  Thank you Jennifer McGuire for that one.

I love how it turned out.  I went to my brother and asked him to tell me what the card said and he nailed it on the first try.

So, I’m confident you will see that my card says I Love You!

Let me know what you think.  I would love to get feedback.

Supplies used:

Basic Black CSSSS Mosaic Heart StencilDistress Inks Kit 1SSS Big You DieTombow Power Adhesive Glue TabsCanson Watercolor PaperStampin' Trimmer

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Beauty Defined By You!

Hello everyone! I’m so excited!!!!  Do you want to know why?  Well, I’m about to tell you.

I was up all night last night working on……Yes, you guessed it..WATER-COLORING!!!  Yes, I have so much fun when I’m working with watercolors.

I was so excited to see that Less Is More Theme Challenge this week is WATER-COLORING.  How could I not join in on the fun.  I might have to create more than one card for this.  I have so much fun with this technique.

Well enough talking take a look at my card:

Thinking of you front

For this card I used my Koi Watercolors and a 1/2″ flat paintbrush. The colors that I used were #7, #4, #20 and #19.  To see what those colors are you can click here to see my swatch.

I also used my new Simon Says Stamp Set that came in the mail today.  I couldn’t wait to try it out.  It’s from their July Card Kit.

I added some sequins, rhinestones and rounded the corners.

I added my watercolor panel to my watercolor card base using Copic Marker -X-Press It High Tack Double Sided Tape.  I received this tape in my Copic Certification class and wanted to try it out.  It is super easy to tear and it holds the watercolor panel down, no lifting.  I will keep trying it out and let you know if it’s a good buy.

Easy Breezy 1-2-3!!!

So what do you think?

Supplies used:

Kio WaterColorsCanson Watercolor PaperSending Happy ThoughtsHello Sunshine Mixed SequinsBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsStampin' TrimmerWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperX-Press It Double Sided Tape High TackOnyx Versafine

 

Thank you for visiting me!

~Kymona

 

 

 

Pop of Color!

Third Post for the day!

Hello everyone! I’m back again today for the third time.  Can you tell I’m having fun!!!  Yes, I was up late last night playing around with my stamp supplies in my little stampin corner.  I created a couple of watercolor backgrounds and I knew I need to use one of them for my next card.

I’m here this evening with CASology.  They are celebrating their 100th challenge and all of the friendships they’ve made throughout this time.  I wanted to join in on this celebration so I created a card celebrating them!

Week 100 - Celebrate

So the cue word is CELEBRATE!!  So fitting for this great accomplishment.

Here is my clean and simple card:

Celebrate

I love how the gold matches the watercolor background.  I decided to use black ink for the sentiment because I wanted it to stand out from the background.

What do you think?

Supplies used:

Life is Beautiful DieWet Paint 3Hello Honey ReinkerGold Foil SheetsOnyx VersafineWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperCanson Watercolor PaperStampin' TrimmerFuse Fast Adhesive

I also used Stampin’ Up!’s Retired Primrose Petal re-inkier to create my watercolor background.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona