Happy Friday everyone! I hope you've all had a great week and are ready for some Friday fun!
Today, I am thrilled to be guest designing again for The Ton Stamps' Release Blog Hop. Once again, Effie has knocked it out for the park with her new spring release. In case you haven't seen already, The Ton has 18 new stamps for their new Spring 2017 Release which includes up to three free gifts with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton's blog. All new release products are available now!
For today's blog hop, I chose to work with Zig Clean Color watercolor markers for both of my cards.
My first card used the perfume bottle from Marvelous Perfumes along with the single bloom from Wishful Wildflowers. This particular bottle happens to be a personal favorite of mine. I have a few of these shaped bottles in my possession, and wear the perfume contained inside everyday!
I stamped the bloom and the bottle with Crystal Pewter ink. I didn't bother masking either of the images, as I knew the pale gray would disappear under my coloring. I used my Zig markers and a paintbrush to color them. I drew in the final details of the bow, and spray top with a Copic Multiliner, and added the white highlights to the flower center with Copic Opaque White. I cut my watercolor panel to a 4 1/4" square using the Double Stitched Square Die. I adhered my panel to a layered 5" cardbase. My sentiment is added last with Caviar Hybrid ink.
My next card is also watercolored with Zig markers. I've always loved Effie's florals, and these new sunflowers in Sunflower Bouquet prove no exception. This bouquet is lovely, big and gorgeous, and is the perfect image to add little or lots of details!
To create this Sunflower Bouquet card, this time I did some masking. I carefully stamped the bouquet, without inking the stems, onto my watercolor panel using Frosted Vanilla Cupcake ink. I stamped it again on Post-It tape and cut a mask for the lower portion of the bouquet and leaves. I used that Post-It mask to cover the bottom of my image, and stamped the elegant vase from Fresh Cut Roses in Versamark so that the flowers would appear hanging over the edge of the vase. I sprinkled Wow! Diamond White embossing powder over my Versamark ink and carefully removed the Post-It mask before heating with my heat gun. Make sure you do that or the adhesive from the Post-it when heated can make a mess.
I love that embossing powder. Look how pretty it is with all the intricate details of that vase stamp! Depending on the light, that powder makes it can look either like a fine crystal or elegant silver vase!
Once my heat embossing had cooled, I painted my background and shadow before painting the flowers. I prefer to use my Zig markers not as actual markers, but as small convenient vehicles to deliver paint to my palette. I've always preferred to paint with a brush, picking up the color from my palette. I feel I have much more control with my brush.
Since this ended up to be a large image, when it was completly dry I used the full A2 sized Double Stitched Rectangle Die to trim my watercolor panel. I added the hello sentiment in Light Onyx ink before adhering to my card base.
That's it for my projects today. Thanks for visiting me and hopping with all of us today. I hope you have reached me from Lisa Harrolle' s blog. Your next stop on the hop should be Miriam Prantner.
The whole list of participants can be found here:
- The Ton
- Brenda Noelke
- Svitlana Shayevich
- Lisa Harrolle
- Chris Dayton
- Miriam Prantner
- Janette Kausen
- Justine Hovey
- Laura Jane Head
- Amy Kolling
- Tae Eun Yoo
- Amy Tsuruta
- Eunji Jung
- Isha Gupta
- Jenny Yamasaki
- Kay Miller
- Vera Yates
- Stephanie Klauck
- Emily Midgett
- Taheerah Atchia
- Mayline Jung
- Laura Sterckx
- Laurel Beard
But before you wander off, check out these fun details!
As with previous The Ton Stamps blog hops, there are PRIZES!!
Five $25 gift certificates to The Ton's shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Stamps' Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.
Have a wonderful weekend, and happy hopping!
Have a wonderful weekend, and happy hopping!
Very ornate looking. Vintage.ReplyDelete
Your coloring is AMAZING. Love both of your cards!ReplyDelete
OMG your cards are gorgeous. The coloring is amazing and makes the images look so real:)ReplyDelete
I love these cards, so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Your cards are so stunning! I love the watercolor look on your cards. Very beautiful.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! Your coloring is really beautiful!ReplyDelete
These are just beautiful! I love your unique style!ReplyDelete
OMGosh your coloring is amazing! Your cards are stunning!ReplyDelete
Your cards are amazing!! I love the vintage feel to them especially the sunflowers. Very unique.ReplyDelete
Both cards are amazing but that sunflower one is just phenomenal!!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness...your artistry is amazing!ReplyDelete
Amazing coloring! Wow! 😍ReplyDelete
Fantastic coloring. I love the shadow behind the sunflower vase!ReplyDelete
Absolutely stunning! Love both cards. The details are incredible and really work great for these stampsReplyDelete
WOW!! You are truly talented! Those sunflowers look so really I wanted to reach out and touch them. Amazing!!ReplyDelete
WOW! Love your cards and the sunflower is so realistic and gorgeous. SO amazing!ReplyDelete
absolutely amazing coloring, as usual. These are beautiful cards - or framable!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards Chris!! The sunflower card is stunning! Your coloring, for lack of a better word, is just wow!!! I love that vase you have added.ReplyDelete
I would love to own these stamps , they always look so elegant 😃 . Wonderful job ! 😍😍😍😍 They look so real !ReplyDelete
Gorgeous perfume card! ❤️ReplyDelete
The sunflower bouquet looks so lush! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
OMGosh!! Your water coloring is AMAZING! These cards are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Love that perfume bottle card.ReplyDelete
Beautiful coloring technique.ReplyDelete
You're really talented! Great cardsReplyDelete
Wow!! Your coloring is perfect :)ReplyDelete
Love what you have done with these sunflowers and the vase is incredible!ReplyDelete
Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for the wonderful inspirationReplyDelete
Amazing watercoloring on these gorgeous cards!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards. Your coloring is awesome.ReplyDelete
Love the way you did that second one! Sooooo pretty!!ReplyDelete
Your cards are amazing...That second one is swoon worthy!ReplyDelete
Stunning cards and vivid colors.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards using the Zig pens for watercoloring!ReplyDelete
OH WOW!!! These are absolutely stunning!! Your coloring is amazing ad it gives a gorgeous water colored look!ReplyDelete
Great colouring in these cards...they look wonderful!ReplyDelete
Wow! your water colouring is beyond amazing!ReplyDelete
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Gorgeous coloring on these beautiful cards! Love the perfume bottle and the sunflower stamps!ReplyDelete
Can't help but comment!...these cards are wonderful but the sunflower bouquet is phenomenal...incredible...like a tiny piece of art from a museum exhibition! Wow!♥ReplyDelete
Oh my amazing work with the zigs! Your watercoloring is absolutely stunning!ReplyDelete
Wow! Stunning both of themReplyDelete
Oh my, these are stunning, both of them - absolutely love the scenes you created, and your colouring,,, ooooh!ReplyDelete
Love your cards. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
Your cards are fabulous. Lovely coloring.ReplyDelete
WoW! They're both fabulous - with terrific shadows, too! I especially love those gorgeous sunflowers!ReplyDelete
Such amazing cards and your coloring is brilliant!ReplyDelete
Both are so elegant.ReplyDelete
That perfume bottle card
thanks for sharing.
Beautifully done. Elegant in its simplicity. Wonderful.ReplyDelete
I think I can hear the Angels in Heaven singing praise for your stunning cards! Both leave me breathless but the Sunflower one also gets my heart racing! Stunning and elegant! I love every detail of this card! TFSReplyDelete
Your colouring have something special like your cards so much.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! your coloring is fantastic!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards! Your coloring is stunning!ReplyDelete
I don't have the words to tell you how much I love your cards. OMG! Absolutely Gorgeous!!!ReplyDelete
Your watercoloring abilities are amazing! I love the one with the sunflowers the most!ReplyDelete
Your sunflowers are amazing! And The shadows are so deep! Great job!ReplyDelete
Love the sunflower card. The vase looks like cut crystal. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Your color palette is phenomenal! I LOVE the look of the linen matte on your perfume bottle card!ReplyDelete
Wow! Reminds me of an antique postcardReplyDelete
Beautiful cards. The coloring is amazingReplyDelete
Your coloring is so striking. The glass perfume bottle and the vase look real enough to touch, and your sunflowers are amazing!ReplyDelete
Your artwork is amazing and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful work!ReplyDelete
CLASSIC looking designs! LOVEReplyDelete
I can't believe the dimension you were able to achieve on your sunflower card! The coloring is perfect! I love this new sunflower stamp set! Thank you so much for sharing both of these beautiful projects and the wonderful inspiration!ReplyDelete
Your watercoloring on both cards is so lovely,ReplyDelete
Such beautiful cards, Chris! Thanks for sharing these beauties.ReplyDelete
so vintage prettyReplyDelete
Cute vintage-looking cards. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win!ReplyDelete
Love love love your workReplyDelete
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So sophisticated, so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards !. Many thanks for the inspiration !! :)ReplyDelete
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