Video: Sending Anemone Birthday Wishes

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Photo taken against our 12×12 White Marble Backdrop Board

Happy Saturday, everyone and welcome back to our blog! For today, I have a pretty watercolored card to share with you created with our Anemone Wishes set.

I started off by rose gold heat embossing the beautiful cluster image from our Anemone Wishes onto watercolor paper. Then I painted the image with Color Burst powders. For the blooms, I used Orchid. For the leaves, I painted a faint first layer with Sap Green and then added shading with Terre Vert. I also added more shading to the leaves with Prussian Blue Color Bursts. To paint my image, I used two fine tip waterbrushes.  I use one brush to apply a little bit of color – the color bursts are extremely vibrant and you don’t need a lot. As my friend Laurel says, these are powders with power! A little bit goes a very long way with these powders.

After I apply a little bit of color onto the area I want to paint, I use a clean fine tip water brush that is slightly wet to blend the color out. You want to make sure that your clean brush is just wet enough but not dripping wet otherwise you will end up diluting your color too much. If this does happen to you, just dab the excess water and start again by applying more color and then blend it out. Watercolor is so forgiving and this is probably one of the reasons that it’s one of my favorite mediums.

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Once I finished watercoloring my cluster, I set it aside to dry. Once dried, I die cut the cluster using the coordinating die.  Then I painted the negative piece using turquoise Color Bursts. After I was satisfied with the amount of color, I let it dry. Then I splattered clean water onto the turquoise panel. I let the water drops soak into the panel for about 20-30 seconds. Then I dabbed at the remaining drops to lift color off the watercolored areas. I did this twice to add some one layered texture onto my panel. Next I added violet splatters using some purple watercolor paint. I did not dab away the purple paint. After this panel dried, I adhered it onto a top folding heavy cardbase using our double sided adhesive sheets which I cut into strips.  Next I stamped the sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink.

Lastly, I popped up my cluster into the negative space with foam tape and added clear dew drops.

That’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and video!

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ZIGGY coloring on Fresh Cut Sunflower Outlines

Hello Everyone, it’s LauraJane today.  Thanks for stopping in:)

I’ve been in a ZIG marker watercoloring mood these past few rainy days and thought the Fresh Cut Sunflowers Coord. Outlines would be just the ticket to help cheer the cloudy day blues. Coloring with ZIGs is relaxing . The ZIGs are very forgiving on the Bristol Smooth 100lb paper. Adding a bit of water moves the color around…if I don’t like the result I simply dab it off with a dry paper towel and add another layer ZIG Clean Color.

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To begin,

I stamped the Fresh Cut Sunflowers Coord. Outline images onto Bristol Smooth 100lb paper with Vanilla Frosted Cupcake Dye. Then got My favorites Ziggys out.

  • 028 Pale Pink
  • 043 Olive Green
  • 046 Mid Green
  • 047 May Green
  • 050 Yellow
  • 052 Bright Yellow
  • 065 Mid Brown
  • 067 Mustard
  • 071 Flesh Color
  • 098 Pale Dawn Gray
  • 099 Cool Gray 1

Only two blooms and 4 leaves were needed for today’s card. But I like to stamp extras just in case something goes belly-up in the process 🙂

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I turned the camera on to video my process of coloring.  I made a short video of just two leaves getting colored. I LOVE coloring leaves as much as the blooms:))  You can watch HERE.

 

The full video coloring flowers and leaves is HERE

 

When finished coloring, I used the Fresh Cut Sunflowers Coordinating Dies to quickly cut them out.  I was tickled with how HAPPY and cheerful they look!

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For the card:

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Then I arranged my flowers and leaves and decided to quickly stamp and color two of the STEM images from the same set….cut them out with the Coordinating Dies. Adhered all the bits and pieces into place with Tombow Mono and Foam dimensional tape. Tied some blue floss for embellishment and finished with Laura’s Dreamy Blues Couture Mix.

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Well, as I write this post it is still raining, but I feel better after coloring these pretty SUNNY Fresh Cut Sunflower blooms! I encourage you to give Zig markers ar try. We would LOVE to see your creations. Remember to share on IG and FACEBOOK with #thetonstamps so we can find it easily.

EDITED:

Here is a TALKING video sharing what ZIG I’m using while coloring the first Sunflower:)

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