Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Painted Background and Bouquet

Today I have another "Tie Dye" hand painted background card to share for Hand Stamped Sentiments  #270 color challenge.  For this background I sponged stripes of Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, and Pool Party across a sheet of Water Color Paper.  Then I used an Aqua Painter to water color the the ink into a cool striped effect.  

To see more of and how to make these super cool "Tie Dye" painted cards click on over to an earlier post. 
For this card I added a colorful layered floral accent made from the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle.  I stamped the flowers and leaves on water color paper, blended the ink with an Aqua Painter, and then cut them using the matching framelits.  My favorite twine right now is the Flirty Flamingo color.  I tied a bit of that into the flowers and then stuck a couple Glitter Enamel Dots on the two main flowers.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Creation Station August in My Neighborhood

This month's theme, "August in My Neighborhood," is sure to be an exciting one for the Creation Station Blog Hop.   Why so exciting?  Because the members of the Creation Station Design Team are from all around the world and each of us celebrate something different during this time of year.  The possibilities are huge and that is what makes this particular month's blog hop super unique--you're going to see all kinds of stuff.
In my neighborhood in the month of August it's hot and there is lots to do.  My most favorite activity for this time of year is to head over the hill, a thirty minute drive, to the beach.  I specifically love to go to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.  I get a hankerin' for a ride on the Giant Dipper and an all beef sueprsized corn dog!!
If you have been to Santa Cruz California you know it's a beach town with a super laid back attitude.  To match that feeling I was on the hunt for a cool tie dye technique for paper crafting and found just what I was looking for at Pat Stamps Technique Junkie Newsletter.

The Designers there shared this awesome watercoloring process called Tie Dye Circles.  So, I started out making circles like the tutorial shares, then I ventured off on my own and tried stripes,a rainbow, hearts, and freehand.  You can tweak this technique to make it uniquely yours!  The possibilities are endless.  Here are just a few of my painted backgrounds.
For all three of these cards I used the Lovely Words and Flourish Thinlit sets to make sleeker shaker cards.  What's a sleeker shaker card?  It's a typical shaker card made with a clear envelope instead of window sheets and dimensional.  It's faster and flatter.
Each card has been embellished with Vellum Card Stock floral embellishments, Glitter Enamel Dots and a shoestring tie of bakers twine.
Just take another look at all these awesome Tie Dye watercolor papers that I whipped up.  
I hop you enjoyed checking out what I enjoy in my neighborhood in August!!  From here your next stop is with the super cool Linda van Wely-Zwolle.  
Linda
Mikaela


Friday, August 4, 2017

#TGIF119 A Color Crush

Welcome to Seeinginkspots and the latest TGIF challenge.
#TGIF119 mixes three warm summery colors for a sassy combo that is super versatile.
These three analogous colors make me smile, I mean Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist are two of my "go to" colors.  Lately I have been in a watercolor mood, in fact I have used all my sheets of watercolor paper.
A quick Pool Party watercolor wash on a tag made for the perfect base for my Oh So Eclectic flowers and leaves.  I cut the greeting using the Layering Ovals Framelits and then added a few Glitter Enamel Dots to add a bit of shine and prettiness.  I like to combine textures and colors when adding ribbons to tags.  For this one I grabbed 3/8" Metallic Gold Ribbon, Mini Gold Sequin Trim, and Pool Party Bakers Twine.
In the Annual Catalog there are some great Striped Treat Bags that are perfect for lots of little gifts.  I attached my tag to the bag with the Gold Library Clips