Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Happy Birthday with Picture Perfect Flowers

Hi Friends!!

I hope all of you are enjoying your week so far!  I wanted to share another Mixed Media card I created last night using the TGIF Challenges! #tgif59 Sketch Challenge and Seize The Birthday "Sunshine" Challenge (you cannot have flowers without sunshine, right?) :-)

I decided to experiment with watercolor using Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Markers and the floral and leaf images from Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect stamp set. 

If you have not had a chance to check out the challenge sites, I hope you will do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Ink the #2 rose image from Picture Perfect using a Ranger® Tim Holtz® Picked Raspberry Distress Marker and stamp the image onto watercolor paper.

Use an AquaPainter™ to soften the edges, adding more marker directly to the paper to define the petals and ink the #3 image with the Seedless Preserves Distress Marker.

Continue to soften the edges and repeat the steps above for the next two flowers (removing ink from the stamp to avoid overlapping images).

Add the leaves using the Mowed Lawn Distress Marker softening the edges with the AquaPainter™.

Add Salty Ocean Distress Marker
to the Mermaid Lagoon  Distress Crayon (rubbing the crayon on your craft mat and using an AquaPainter™ to add to the water color in the background).

Use a Speedball® Elegant Writer® to add dark shadows and soften with an AquaPainter™ and use Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Black Soot Crayon as needed.

Ink the #3 floral image once more using Seedless Preserves and stamp over the flowers defining the petals.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Square Framelits™ to cut out the image and mount onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

Close-up of floral images :-)
Trim a piece of Pretty in Pink cardstock larger than the stamped image leaving a space at the bottom (per the sketch), mount onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and trim close to the edge.

Ink the border stamp from Timeless Textures using Pink Pirouette Classic Ink and stamp onto the lower part of the Pretty In  Pink frame.

Emboss a piece of Old Olive cardstock using the Boho Chic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim and mount onto a piece of Pretty In Pink cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

Add the entire panel onto the card base created from a piece of Extra Thick Whisper White cardstock.

Add the strips of Pretty In Pink and Rich Razzleberry cardstock to the card front, mount the watercolor focal image using dimensional foam.

Add the Silver Cord loops along with the heat embossed sentiment and add water droplets using the splatter stamp from Timeless Textures (stamped in water) to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Picture Perfect, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Timeless Textures
(all Stampin'Up!)

Ink: Versamark™, Pink Pirouette Classic Ink; Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Markers- Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean; Distress Crayons- Mermaid Lagoon, Black Soot; Speedball® Elegant Writer®

Paper: Watercolor, Basic Black, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty In Pink (retired)

Accessories: Big Shot™, Boho Chic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Square Framelits™, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Silver Cord, retired Hexagon Punch, AquaPainter™

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I had fun with this experiment and will be using Distress Markers for watercolor again soon!  Hugs and I hope you have a blessed week, my friends!


Becky said...

This is gorgeous! I'm envious. Thanks for sharing.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

What a stunningly beautiful card. Your colours are so rich and vibrant. Love this card!

RaeDeen Bittner said...

WOW!!! Julie, this is over the top gorgeous. The colors are so rich and elegant. Thanks for sharing this beauty!

Barbara said...

Wowzer! I have never seen such brilliant colors with the distress markers. These are fabulous. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Seize the Birthday. Hope to see you again.
Barbara DT member.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Love the gorgeous colors on this one. Your flowers are beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

Unknown said...

Wow, Julie! You really are going to make me go out an get these distressed inks!! Love it! What a beautiful card <3 So glad you joined us again at TGIF so we could see this awesomeness!

Rebekah Weckerly said...

This is beautiful! !!!

Rebekah Weckerly said...

Btw....I grew up near Frederick! In pa now but my heart is still in the area!

Rochelle Blok said...

This is one amazing card Julie!! Those deep, rich purple flowers just stand out and catch your eye and I love the blue wash in the background. Just all round stunning! Thanks for playing along this week at TGIF Challenges. Rochelle xo

Mercedes Weber said...

what an amazing creation! you did a fabulous job making those flowers rich & vibrant & totally the star of the show! Glad you could play along with us this week!

CherylQuilts said...

Julie, this is absolutely gorgeous, and I love the intensity of the colors and your amazing watercoloring skills! Wow! One question: which is the #1, #2, and #3 of these flower images on page 140 in the catty? Big hugs, and wow!!

Julie Gearinger said...

Ladies, thanks for all of your sweet and encouraging comments!!

Cheryl, the images on pg 140 of the 2016 Idea Book and Catalog are going from the left to right, #1 (more solid image), #2 is on the left of that image and #3 is above #2 :-) The images are numbered on the stamp set as well and this was the first time I had a chance to ink up all three together- hugs, sweet friend!!

Georgee said...

I have distress ink pads & refills but none of the marker or crayons or newest colors. I do have SU Picture Perfect stamp set (I love it). Seeing your card makes me want to try your techniques with supplies I have and order markers and crayons. A fabulous card!

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks Georgee!! I hope you have fun playing with this set and trying this technique- each one will be different :-)

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