Thursday, July 27, 2017

Video Tutorial: MFT - Space Explorer - Watercolor painting with Zig Markers

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week.  I have a new card and video tutorial to share today showing how I painted these adorable images from My Favorite Things with my Zig Markers and a water brush.  Here's the video:



To see how I created this exact starry night/galaxy background with my Gansai Tambi watercolor paints, please see this video here:



And here are some pictures of today's card:




For today's card, I used the following Zig markers: Gray, Light Gray, Yellow, Brown, Light Brown, Blue, Deep Red, Flesh Color, Blush, and Almond Pink.  I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  All the images were adhered using foam tape.  What do you think?


That's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by and I'll catch you in the next video!



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Video Tutorial - Creating a Fun Scene with Distress Ink, Watercolor, and Craftin Desert Divas Stamps

Hi everyone! :)  I hope you are having a wonderful day!  I have a new card and video tutorial to share with you today showing how I created this adorable scene using my distress inks, watercolor, and this adorable image from Craftin Desert Divas.  Here's my video:

And here are some pictures of my card:





For this card, I used the adorable Dino Dig Stamp Set.  I created the main panel using a could stencil and Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  I then cut another panel the same size and then cut out two "sand dunes" using the Ocean Border Dies.  I inked them with Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain distress inks and then spritzed the with water for a fun distress look.  I then water colored the cute dinosaur image using my Zig Markers and a water brush.  I used the following Zig markers: Blue, Gray, Olive Green, Light Brown, and Brown.  For a finishing touch, I added a few sequins.  Just a super simple, but fun card that lets you practice with a couple techniques.  I hope you enjoy the card and video.  Thank you so much as always for stopping by!!!



Monday, July 24, 2017

Video Tutorial - Mama Elephant Plushoween - Creating a fun Halloween Card with Pearlescent watercolor paint

Hi everyone!  I hope your week is off to a great start.  I have a fun Halloween card to share today using this brand new stamp set from Mama Elephant called Plushoween.  It is oh so cute.  I created a watercolor background on my card using very inexpensive pearlescent watercolor paints from Michael's (it's the Artist's Loft brand and the whole set of paints was only $5).  I then water colored all of the images using my Zig markers and a water brush (I used Brown, Light Brown, Light Pink, Black, Orange, and Yellow).  Here's my video:





And here are some pictures to really show how shimmery these inexpensive paints are:








What do you think?  Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Big Hugs!



Sunday, July 23, 2017

Video Tutorial - How to Create a Fun Summery Card from the July 2017 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit

Hi everyone!  I have a fun video to share with you today showing how I created this super fun summer card from the July 2017 Simon Says Stamp card kit.  Here's my video:

And here are some pictures of the card:







Thank you so much as always for stopping by and I'll catch you in the next video :)  Hugs!






Video Tutorial - Achieving a vibrant copic marker look by water coloring with Zig Markers and a Water Brush - MFT Stamps

Hi everyone!  Today I have a  fun card and video tutorial to share showing how I use my Zig Markers and a water brush to create vibrant, copic like results with my images.  Here's my video:

To see how I created the background with the waves, sand, and sky, please watch this video here:

And here are some pictures of today's card:





I used the following Zig markers on the pirate I colored on camera: Brown, Light Brown, Pink, Yellow, Gray, Flesh Color, Blush, and Almond Pink.  For the rest of the images, I used the following colors: Black, Brown, Light Brown, Deep Red, Carmine Red, yellow, Gray, Light Gray, Flesh Color, Dark Brown, Blush, and Almond Pink.  I used the following distress inks for the background: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean.  All images were stamped onto Canson XL Watercolor Paper.  The blending for the background was done on Bristol Smooth cardstock.  The sand dunes were created with Lawn Fawn Rolling Hillside dies.  The waves were created with MFT Ocean Waves dies.  The clouds were created with the Cloud Stencil from MFT.  What do you think?


Well, that's it from me today.  I hope you enjoyed today's card and video. Thank you so much as always for stopping by and I'll catch you in the next video!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hi everyone! It's Christine here with a super fun card to share with you today over at the Craftin' Desert Divas Blog! Here's my card:


For my card today, I inked up this adorable surfin' alligator from the adorable brand new Sunny Smiles Stamp Set.  I water colored him with my Zigs and a water brush.  I then created my background using the brand new Ocean Border Dies.  I used Broken China Distress Oxide Ink to ink up my sky and Cracked Pistashio Distress Oxide Ink and Broken China Distress Oxide Ink for the waves.  I hope you like today's card!  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Huge hugs!


Hugs, Christine

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Video Tutorial - Pretty Pink Posh - Water Coloring with Distress Inks

Hi stampers, I hope you are all having a wonderful day!  I have a fun video to share with you today showing how I did some watercolor painting with distress inks to create a fun background and also showing how I water colored the cute image with my Zig markers and a water bursh.  Here's the video:



And here are some pictures:









I used Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, and Mustard Seed distress inks to watercolor the background.  I used the following Zig markers: Brown, Light Brown, Flesh Color, Blush, Pink, Light Pink, Orange, and Yellow.  I coated lots of things with Wink of Stella glitter pen and I coated the beach ball and unicorn floatie with Glossy Accents as well.  What do you think? 


Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.   Hugs!


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Video Tutorial - Lawn Fawn - Creating a Starry Night Watercolor Background

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful day.  I have a fun video to share with you today showing how I created this fun starry night/galaxy background with my Gansai Tambi watercolor paints.  I used this adorable stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Out of this World, and I colored all images with my Zig markers and a water brush.  Here's my video:



And here are some pictures:





As I said above, I used my Gansai Tambi watercolor paints to create the background.  For the images, I used my Zig markers and a water brush and I colored the images with the following Zig markers: Light Gray, Gray, Dark Brown, Brown, Flesh Color, Blush, Deep Red, Blue, Light Brown, and Yellow.  What do you think?


That's it for me today. Thanks so much as always for stopping by!  Hugs!



Monday, July 17, 2017

Video Tutorial - Pretty Pink Posh Summer Friends - Zig Water Coloring

Hi everyone!  I hope your week is off to a great start.  I have a fun video for you today showing how I did some water coloring on these adorable new images from Pretty Pink Posh.  Here's my video:



If you would like to see my video on how I created the fun background on the card, here is that video:



And here are some picture:






I hope you enjoyed today's video and card!  Thanks so much as always for stopping by!




Sunday, July 16, 2017

Video Tutorial - W Plus 9 Modern Peonies - Stencil Background and Watercoloring with Zigs

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!  I have a new card and video tutorial to share with you today.  In this video, I share how I created a fun background using a stencil and some distress inks and I also share how I water colored the floral images using my Zig markers and a water brush.  Here's my video:

And here are some photos:








I used a stencil from Simon Says Stamp called Circular Lace and Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks to create the background.  I colored the middle Peony with Light Pink and Pink Zigs, the peony on the right with Light Pink and Pink, and the Peony on the left with Peach Pink and Orange. All leaves and stems were colored with Olive Green.  I added some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops on some of the petals and some sequins from my stash. 


I hope you enjoy the video and the card.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by!



Friday, July 14, 2017

Video Tutorial and Card Maker Blog Hop: Craftin Desert Divas, Copic Marker Coloring, and Water Coloring a Fun Background on your Card

Hello everyone and welcome to our Summer Blog Hop!!  We are so excited to be creating some Summer projects along with the Card Maker Magazine team. Be sure you hop along and leave a comment on each blog along the way for a chance to win a $75 CDD shop credit. We will be choosing from all the comments left on all of the team's blog posts, so the more you... comment, the more chance to win! The winner will be announced 7/19.


Today I've created a fun card using the brand new stamp set from Craftin' Desert Divas called Mermaid Lagoon.  This is one of my most favorite stamp sets of all time I think :)  I just love it!  I created a video tutorial sharing how I colored my mermaid with copic markers and I also share how I created the fun watercolor background on my card.  Here's my video:




And here are some pictures:








I used the following copic colors on my mermaid: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, E23, E25, E29, Y35, Y38, E18, YR04, YR07, YR09, RV10, R81, R83, R85, R89.  I used my Gansai Tambi watercolor paints to create the fun background.  The sentiment also comes from a brand new stamp set from Craftin' Desert Divas called Summer Vibin', which is also a super cute set.  To finish the card off, I added some sequins from Studio Katia and some Baker's Twine from my stash.  What do you think?

To continue on the hop, please head over to Teresa's Blog.  Don't forget to leave comments along the way for your chance to win a $75 gift certificate to Craftin' Desert Divas!  Thanks so much as always for stopping by!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Video Tutorial - Creating a Fun Pirate Scenen with Lawn Fawn Stamps and Distress Inks

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful week!  I have a fun video to share with you today showing how I created this fun scene with Lawn Fawn stamps, some dies, and Distress inks.  This is a card you can give someone and it has that WOW factor, but is truly very simple to create.  Here's my video:



And here are some pictures:








I used Salty Ocean, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain distress inks to create the scene.  I colored all of my characters and accessories with my Zig Markers and I used the following colors: Flesh Color, Blush, Yellow, Brown, Light Brown, Dark Brown, Black, Wine Red, Germanium Red, Red, Light Blue.  I added some Glossy Accents and lots of Wink of Stella glitter pen.  I hope you enjoyed this video and this card.  I hope you will give some scene building a try, it's really easy to do and has a fun result when finished. 
Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Your support means the world to me.  I'll catch you in the next video! :)


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