Saturday, April 4, 2015

water coloring die cut images: MFT April Release Countdown



Welcome back! Who has spring fever? Oooh, me! Me! Today's products will kick your spring fever into overdrive and leave you dreaming of planting flowers and spending the afternoons outdoors!

Die-namics Spring Garden is a pretty cool set of dies! It lets you create many scenes of garden life from flowers, to tools, even a shelf! Instead of paper piecing cardstock, I thought it might be cool to try and water color the die cut images. To add detail through ink and not paper. While this isn't quite how I envisioned this turning out, I think the technique is cool and worth trying many more times until I get it the way I want!

I began by pressing my MFT Premium Dye inks into my craft mat and spritzing each color with water. (Colors will be in the supply list below.) Then I die cut the flowers and stems from water color paper. Paint brushes of various sizes were used to apply the ink. I repeated the same process for the watering can, which is also part of Die-namics Spring Garden.

The background of the card is also water colored. I applied inks in a wash to create a background scene for my flowers. 

The fence is new! Its called Die-namics Garden Fence. It is much longer than this, I trimmed it down to fit the size of my card. 

And finally the sweet sentiment from the latest Pure Innocence set, Heart Bouquet. It was stamped in Hybrid Black Licorice ink. I chose that ink because I knew if my water color wash background was still damp, this ink formula would not smear or run.

Visit the MFT Blog to keep up with all the details of this fantastic release, including full looks at all the products!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies available April 7:

14 comments:

Tracie Pond said...

Beautiful card. The flowers look so pretty by the fence.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Love your watercoloring!

JAVAGIRL said...

Awesome coloring

JAVAGIRL said...

Awesome coloring

Kathy Krug said...

Great garden scene.

Corilyn Noreen said...

This card is amazing, just beautiful. It belongs in a frame.

Debbie Nelson said...

Love it!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

You are appreciated every time for you wonderful, inspiring examples of terrific products!

Angel said...

Simply beautiful! Love the bit of sparkle!

Skraperella said...

Your card is very pretty Kimberly and the watercolouring is a lovely touch 😄

Brenda Lee said...

Fantastic water coloring!

Paula Hymel said...

I just started playing with watercolors in the past week.. This is a great project for me to work with. Thanks for the beautiful card and wonderful inspiration.

Carisa said...

I love how you watercolored your card!

Amante del Papel said...

your coloring with watercolor is amazing!