Addicted to Coloring #2

Hello and happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a restful and joyful Thanksgiving, if you are in the US 🙂 ! It’s TaeEun here today sharing three cards I made with love to Coloring once again. I’ve named my debut-post as Addicted to Coloring and I thought it would be fun to make another version of that.

Today I used the big tulip image from Lucky Tulip stamp which EunJi from our team has designed. I love coloring bold floral images. And this tulip is definitely one of my favorites. Did you know that we have Dew Drops in our Shop now?  Today’s cards are featuring all three variations of Dew Drops we have : Clear, Seaglass blue and Silver Dew Drops.

Let’s start with this purple card!

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This tulip was colored using Zig markers and water brush. I added some shade around the flower and splatters all over the water color panel using silver Gansai Tambi which can be seen better in close-up picture. I then cut the panel along the extended axis of the flower and around the flower. For the card base I took a piece of textured purple card stock, stamped the Haute Stripes Cling background in embossing ink and silver heat embossed it. I really like how the texture of the card stock made some pattern on the embossing. I adhered the purple panel flat on the card base and then the water color panel using some foam tape on that. The word fabulous was cut from some purple foam and “YOU ARE” from the Basic Labels was stamped in Noir dye ink on some white card stock, cut and foam mounted on the card. For the final touch I added a few clear Dew Drops mixed with two Seaglass blue Dew Drops.

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On my second card I colored the tulip using Copic markers first. After Copic coloring I went in with Polychromos colored pencils to add red details on this yellow-red hybrid tulip and some shadows.

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I decided to make a front panel with a window for the tulip. So I made a cutting file for that and cut a water color card stock which I colored in green and blue shades using some Distress inks with my Cutting machine. The sentiment from Scripty Greetings stamp set was stamped in Noir dye ink. I added white shadow to it using a gel pen. After I foam mounted the front panel, I scattered some clear Dew Drops on the card and finished it off.

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The last card shows three tulips colored with alcohol inks.

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To start off I heat embossed the tulips using some silver glitter embossing powder. I masked the tulip in the middle to stamp the other two. I then applied the alcohol inks by dripping and tilted the Glossy cardstock to move the ink in the desired direction. After alcohol ink was dry, I mounted the panel on the card base and added a strip of purple  Glitter Tape. The Sentiment was cut using our Thank You word die from some purple foam and once more from silver glitter paper which I made using our Silver Adhesive Glitter Paper. I glued the silver sentiment on the purple foam and mounted it onto the card.  To finish off the card I added three Silver Dew Drops on the purple glitter strip and scattered tiny flowers from Candy Cane Garden Couture Mix.

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Here you can see once again three different coloring projects together: watercoloring, alcohol ink coloring and copic coloring with added details using colored pencils. Which one do you like most? Anyhow I had so much fun making them :).

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Thank you so much for stopping by!!! Hope you could find some time for relaxing coloring today!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Epitome of Grace

Hi there. Vera here today for the midweek take over of the Ton blog.

I’ve been away for a much needed vacation time with hubby to Portland, Oregon and it really took me a while to get back on the swing of creating. As always, when I am stuck I reached for my favorite sets.

This time, I went for the beautiful Lucky Tulip, inspired by my recent visit to Portland Rose Garden. Granted, it was rose garden, but for my card, I was feeling the tulip. Hah!

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I first stamped the tulip directly on the card panel, then stamped the image again on a piece of scrap paper to use it for masking. Placing the mask on the first bloom, I stamped the tulip once again, then I went to town coloring with copic markers.

On the card base, I adhere a strip of the thin gold glitter tape on the bottom. Once that done, I trimmed the card panel and adhere it to  the card base. Finished with sentiment from Graceful Rose and some sprinkle of the beautiful Fairy Pink Sparkling Clear sequins.

CAS card tend to make my heart happy, just like this card. I hope you like it, too. That’s all from me today. It’s a short take over. Hah. Hope you have a fabulous hump day! Cheers…

Vera

 

 

Video: Tulip Watercoloring with Zig Markers

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Hello and welcome back for another video! Today, I watercolored our lovely Lucky Tulip with some zig markers.

First, I gold glitter heat embossed the tulip onto a 4 1/2 inch x 6 inch watercolor panel.  I had a 9×12 inch watercolor paper pad and just cut the sheet in half horizontally and vertically for four panels.

Next I watercolored the petals of my tulip with No. 21 (Light Carmine), No. 27 (Dark Pink) and No 82 (Purple).  I layered each color over each other.  This is my favorite painting technique to use with my zig markers!  For the stem and leaves, I used No 41 (Light Green), No. 45 (Pale Green) and No 44 (Deep Green).  After the tulip was finished, I painted a black glow around the flower for a dramatic effect with my No. 10 Black zig marker.

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Then I took the same black marker and created a background wash on the bottom right corner of my panel.  This will serve as my backdrop for my sentiment.  I used the Happy Retirement sentiment from the same Lucky Tulip set and heat embossed that with the same gold glitter embossing powder that I used on the floral.  Before I put my embossing powder away, I heat embossed our Haute Stripes onto a side folding black A2 card base.

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Next I die cut the watercolor panel with the second largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangle dies. I used the same die to cut out a rectangular panel from black cardstock.  I adhered the black panel first onto my base.  Then I adhered my watercolored panel over the black panel making sure to offset each layer for an asymmetrical look.  To finish off the card, I adhered some Sittin Pretty Pink (8 and 5mm) and iridescent Fairy Pink sequins (6 and 4mm).

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today’s project and video!

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Lucky Tulip (Coloring with Brusho)

Hello everyone! It’s Jenny here taking over the blog today!

For today’s card, I’m showcasing our Lucky Tulip Stamp set, a beautiful large floral image so fun to color! This fabulous sentiment is from our Like A Boss stamp set. I just love love love this quote from Maya Angelou!

For the coloring medium, since I haven’t played with my Brusho Crystal Colours for quite some time, I decided to go with it for today’s project. I was able to achieve an artistic look using only 5 different Brusho colors. For those of you may not be familiar with Brusho, it’s basically watercolor ink crystals in a very fine powder form.

Here is the card!

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  • I began the card by stamping the Tulip image for our Lucky Tulip stamp set on a A2 sized Arches coldpress watercolor paper with embossing ink. I heat embossed the image with white embossing powder.
  • I wet the flower (petals) with clear water and I lightly sprinkled OST Red and Scarlett Red Brusho. I waited for the pigments react to the water for about a minute, and I dusted off the excess powder (and help the drying process) using the heat gun. Then I repeated the same process with the stem and leaves with Leaf Green and Sea Green Brusho. I spread the colors with a water brush to fill in the blank spots.
  • I wet the background with a damp brush for the powder to stick and sprinkled Black Brusho. Then I sprayed water over the whole panel with the water mister. This helped the pigments to react and spread to achieve the messy artistic look. I let the pigment to spread for about a minute dried the panel with the heat gun.
  • I gave the petals some gold highlights using Gansai Tambi Starry Colors (Red gold), and I also splattered white and Red Gold Gansai Tambi water colors to add more interest. I let it dry and trimmed the panel down to 4″x5.5″.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the Like A Boss stamp set on a strip of Vellum with embossing ink, and heat embossed with the gold embossing powder. I wrapped and adhered the sentiment strip around the panel, and adhered the black fun foam on the back.
  • I taped down the Gold foil tape from the Sampler pack on the sides of the black card base, letting a tiny bit of black peeking on the edges. Then I adhered the watercolor panel on the center of the card base, using strong adhesive.
  • I finished the card off by adding Medallion Gold sequins in mixed sizes.

 

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That’s all for today and I hope you enjoyed the card! Thank you for stopping by!

Have a fabulous day!

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Clear Flora Shaker

Hi! It’s LauraJane:).

My card for today began as a simple coloring panel that ended up as a shaker using Clear Flora Couture Mix.

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I do believe I could use the Clear Flora Couture Mix on every card I make..the many clear bloom shapes enhance with a subtle touch of flowers. Got to LOVE that!

Have a Great Day!

LauraJane:)