Thursday, August 27, 2015

water coloring, again: MFT Stamps September Release Countdown Begins!



Welcome to the start of the September Release Countdown for MFT Stamps! For the next five days the team will be sharing projects using the fabulous stamps, dies, and stencils that will be available for purchase on Tuesday, September 1st at 9 pm CDT. There is a little something for everyone this month from gorgeous florals to adorable images for coloring! Let's get started!

Water coloring, well, I just cannot stop! When I saw these gorgeous new images from Lisa Johnson Designs called, Delicate Pretty Poppies, I knew I had to use a no-line watercolor technique.

I cut a piece of watercolor paper with Die-namics Double Stitched Rectangle STAX. Then I stamped the flower with Wild Cherry ink. The leaves and stem were stamped with Sour Apple. Then I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to paint on the image. I started with a red-orange to cover all the petals. Then added a red, a darker red, and finally a brown in the darkest shadows. I kept the paints very thick to achieve the depth of color I was looking for, especially to help hide the lines. The stems and leaves are two colors of green. The background is a blue and to finish things off, I added splatters of blue and green.

I am not an artist, which is why I love stamps. Look at what you can achieve with stamps! There are several blooms in this set and I cannot imagine all the gorgeous possibilities!

Once dry, I stamped this lovely sentiment from Delicate Pretty Poppies in Hybrid Black Licorice ink, knowing that the ink would not run if something was still wet. To keep everything even and from buckling on the card, I applied foam tape to the back of the card.

Etched Flower Background is stunning. Stunning. I cannot wait to see all the ways the team uses this image! I chose to heat emboss it with gold powder.

I used watercolor paper because I knew that I wanted to watercolor the image. Of course I did. I told you, I cannot stop! This time I used Pure Plum ink to create my watercolor. I love this color and it is going to be pretty popular for fall! I started watercoloring the image in the right corner and worked my way around. As I added color to each portion, the image just became more beautiful and less overwhelming.  

The sentiment is from a new set of words called, Thanks So Very Much. All the words are in the trendy and timeless brushstroke font. There are a couple of sentiments in a straight line like this and a few others stacked up. I like having those options.

To finish things off, I added a bit more gold in the form of some gold sequins.

Visit the MFT Stamps Blog for videos, product images and details, and links to the rest of the team. As always, my mind is blown by the incredibly gorgeous projects they have created!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies for Poppy Friend card, available September 1:



Supplies for So Grateful card, available September 1:

24 comments:

Shari said...

I'm running out of ways to say how gorgeous all these cards are, when I see them. They are just so pretty. I go to another one on the hop, and my jaw drops again. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards!!!

Corilyn Noreen said...

I love poppy stamps! Gorgeous cards!

Corilyn Noreen said...

I love poppy stamps! Gorgeous cards!

Corilyn Noreen said...

I love poppy stamps! Gorgeous cards!

Debbie Nelson said...

Awesome cards...love them!

Shirley said...

Love your cards. Poppies are my favorite flower and your poppy card is very stunning!

Team Clark said...

These are both totally perfect, love all that white around your watercolored poppy and that plum - YES!!! Love it!!! THE best color!

Parker said...

Etched Flower Background -- Oooooooooooooo... Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Nicki Wong said...

The background is stunning.

KariL said...

Such beautiful cards Kimberly. The first one is so artistic and the second one is just stunning, I just love the colours in it. Amazing cards as usual.

Rae Barthel said...

absolutely stunning! love all of the hues in the poppy!! and the subtle blue watercolored background is fabulous.. this is such a gorgeous card!!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful cards. I love the gold embossing on that background stamp wit just the bit of color. Striking.

Brenda Lee said...

Your first card with the poppy looks like a work of art!!! Stunning!! Love the gold embossing with the background on your second card. Both cards are just beautiful

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Beautiful watercoloring on the poppies! The fushia on the etched flowers with gold is awesome!

pam said...

BLOWN AWAY by that purple card. FAB.

Diane Jaquay said...

Fabulous watercolor cards!!

JAVAGIRL said...

beautiful colors and beautiful work

Eva said...

Stunning!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Nora N. said...

What beautiful cards!!

Wendy said...

You are rocking this release!!!

jamie vanskiver said...

Gorgeous cards! Your watercoloring on the poppy is amazing! That card needs to be framed :)

Amy Seigler said...

Gorgeous cards!

Amante del Papel said...

wow both cards are so beautiful, but your second card is really really stunning!

Tami said...

Wow! Awesome Watercoloring!! I love the Poppy Watercolored Card!