{Clean and Simple} CASology 209 – Watercolor

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:

Week 209 - Watercolor

Take a look at my card:

Smile (CAS)

I love this weeks cue card.  I love watercoloring.  I get to play without worrying about messing up! Watercoloring never looks the same and that amazes me.

For this card, I stamped the feathers from Dark Room Door Feathers stamp set using Versamark ink.

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

After that, I used Prima Water Soluble Oil Pastel Crayons to add color to the feathers for a watercolor resist look.

These pastels are amazing.  I love the colors and the smoothness of them.

Once the watercolor dried, I used Papertrey Ink Flower Mini stamp set to stamp the smile sentiment using Clearsnap Archival Wicked Black Ink.

For an added touch, I added Clear Wink of Stella on the sentiment.

So what do you think?  Will you be willing to give this a try?  Let me know below.  I can’t wait to see what you think and create.

Nice, simple and CAS!

What do you think?  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

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Supplies used:

Feathers PTI Flower Mini Clearsnap Wicked-Black   

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

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Crazy Birds…

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Less is More challenge.  Its One Layer Week and the subject should include an Animal.

Less-Is-More-HeaderI’ve been playing along with Kathy’s 30 days of coloring challenge and I finally got my hands on Tim Holtz Crazy Birds stamp set and had to color them in.

Take a look at my card:

Happy Your My Friend

Don’t you just love these birds??  When I first saw these birds, I wasn’t a fan but then I saw all the amazing things everyone was creating with them.  So I decided that I need to get this set and I made the best choice ever.

I used my new Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set.  Can I just say these are so yummy!!  Totally cream.

The stamped sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Flowers On My Mind stamp set.

All I did was take my time and watercolor each image and letting it dry.

So what do you think?  Let me know. I think they are so cute, LOL!!!

Supplies used:

Crazy Birds tambi36_largeSSS Flowers on my MindCanson Watercolor Paper Onyx Versafine Ink

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Watercolor Love

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a2zScrapbooking and our December Challenge!!

I have another card featuring our theme this month, which is Watercoloring.

Take a look at what I created:

Watercolor Love

What do you think? I love these two colors together. They just works so well together.

How my card was created:

1. I used painters tape to cover 1″ of my card panel on all 4 sides.

2. I added water to the center of the card so that my paint could move freely.

3. Then I added my two colors to the watercolor color paper.

4. I used my heat tool to dry my card panel.

5. I used the heart from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Hearts set to stamp the hearts in the center of the panel.

6. I added a faux stitched line around the watercolor panel and Hero Arts Gems for some interest.

7. I added my card panel to my black card base.

Wow, isn’t this the cutest valentines day card you seen in December, LOL!!

Well, now its your turn!!

All of the supplies I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

I hope my card gives you some inspiration to participate in our Current Challenge. It runs to the end of the month, so you have time to play along.

You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Hope to see you there!

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Black Ink Diamond Gems 5mmRanger Watercolor paperBlack Notecard Stamp and cut hearts Winsor And Newton Cotman Water Color Paint

Thank you 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

Watercolor Birthday…

Hello everyone!  I’m here with DoubleClick Skittles Design Team Challenge.  This month the theme is Anything Goes.

I decided to create a card for my Aunt’s birthday.

I use Simon Says Stamp Balloons Die to create a stencil for my balloons.  Then I used my retired Stampin Up! watercolor pencils to fill them in.

Take a look at my card:

Watercolor birthday

1. After I created the stencil, I traced the balloons with a pencil very lightly on to Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock that was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Postage Stamp Edge Frames Die.

2. Then I used my color pencils and traced over the pencil mark.

3. For each balloon, I colored just the base and the side of the balloon.

4. Then I used my paint brush and water to pull the color from the side and base, to the rest of the balloon.

5. I stamp the strings to the balloons.

6. I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons on a strip of Stampin’ Up! Basic Black cardstock.

7. To top of my card I added Pink Sherbert Skittles to my card front for added embellishment.

For those of you who are wondering about my skittles embellishments, the owner Carri, has put together a video to answer any question you might have regarding their size, color, and how to adhere them to your projects. Please click here for that video.

I love the colors of these balloons.  What do you think?  Please let me know.

Now its your turn, come on over an play along with our Anything Goes Challenge over on the DoubleClick Connection Blog.  The winner will receive this great prize pack:

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Supplies used:

SSS Balloons Craft DiesStampin Up Watercolor Pencils Birthday BalloonsPink Sherbet Basic BlackSo SaffronTim Holtz Watercolor CardstockPostage Stamp Edge Frames

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

The Joy is in the Journey

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #171: Pop Up Die Cuts, AAA Cards Game #10 Watercolor techniques and Virginia’s View Challenge #5

I’m so excited about this weeks challenges because they combine my two favorite things.  Water-coloring and my all time favorite die, Life is Beautiful Butterfly die.

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Yayyyyy, I get to use Watercolors for this challenge!!

MIM 171 Pop Up Die Cuts

Besty Veldman showed everyone how to use our dies to create partial cuts!!

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Die Cut, perfect!

Take a look at my card:

Joy in the Journey3

Joy in the Jouney4

I created a card like this in the past, when I was taking my Online Card Class on Water-coloring.  It was fun so I decided to do it again with different colors, die, and sentiment.  You can see my original card here.

To create the watercolor dots, I used a new pencil eraser to transfer the ink from the pad to the paper.

Then I die cut the butterfly over the dots.  I only placed the cutting plates over the wing section of the butterfly.  That way the body of the butterfly will stay in tack.

I stamped the sentiment and added some heart enamel dots.

Can you say pretty!!!  I can!!!  Creating this card was very easy and everyone should try water-coloring and partial die cutting.

So what do you think?  Please leave a comment letting me know if you like my card creation today.

Supplies use:

Life is Beautiful DieAqua MistPTI Summer Sunrise InkSIGHTSEEINGCN Enamel heartsOnyx Versafine InkTiconderoga pencilclassiccrestsolarwhtieStampin' TrimmerFuse Fast Adhesive

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me!

~Kymona