Friday, May 1, 2015

from the whole herd: MFT Stamps May Release Countdown


Hay there! Hahaha! Today I am sharing some absolutely adorable images from Birdie Brown. Along with some pretty cute images, there are some pretty punny sentiments, which always make me happy!

I did some no-line water coloring with these images. I started by stamping the cow from The Whole Herd in Hybrid Natural Ink. Then I colored the image with Distress Markers. To make the hay bale look like it was behind the cow, I created a mask for the cow, then stamped the hay bale over it.

One interesting thing I have learned when doing this coloring technique with the Natural Hybrid ink pad, if you begin coloring right away, the ink seems to absorb the color you put down, creating a natural line. You can see this in the hay bale especially. I love it. It adds more detail. Detail I don't have to add in, because, let's face it, I stamp because I cannot draw or paint. :) I did try stamping several images the day before and the ink line did not grab the color. Its truly personal preference. 

I cut the image panel with Die-namics Cross Stitch Rectangle STAX. How cute is that edge? Its perfect with these country images. To add to that look, I stamped the Steel Blue card base with Wood Plank Background in Steel Blue ink. A splash of color is from Gingham Background stamped in Lemon Drop Pigment ink on Sweet Tooth cardstock.

I stamped two sentiments on this card, as they went together with the images I used perfectly! The Hay sentiment is from The Whole Herd, the Cow's sentiment is from another new Birdie Brown set, Green Pastures.

And because who can resist all the animals in The Whole Herd? I just had to stamp several of them.

I did add one touch, the balloon, Its from another Birdie Brown set called, Somebunny. It worked perfectly. Although next time, I will plan ahead and stamp it with the 
other images and not die cut it out.

Visit the MFT Blog for more details about all the products, including videos showing each of the products and how they work. I find those invaluable!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies for Cows It Going card, available May 5:



Supplies for From the Whole Herd, available May 5:




16 comments:

Corilyn Noreen said...

That is such a cool technique!

Kathy Krug said...

Wow!!! Love your watercolor designs.

Debbie Nelson said...

Super cute!

Amante del Papel said...

I love watercolor and your cards are so beautiful! I love that you use watercolor for coloring! there are the best cards today!

Pamela Harrington said...

Super cute card! Thanks for sharing the technique :)

Teresa Doyle said...

Kimberly, I love your cards. They are all so sweet. Great job on the water colouring.

GodMom said...

I love how you watercolored the animals! Great card!

Nana Griffin said...

So cute.

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Wow! terrific color technique that gives the images a whole different feel! Thanks.

Celeste Goff said...

What fantastic cards Kim!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh these are so super cute, love the goat!

Tracey McNeely said...

Cuteness and the stamps are fantastic!

Parker said...

All of your Whole Herd watercoloring is so soft and pretty. I like it very much.

Lagene said...

Awesome cards! I Especially loved the second scene!

Sherry Butcher said...

Great job, so cute, Love the new stamps and dies. Thanks for sharing.

mary said...

Luv this whole set!