Friday, January 1, 2016

Make it Monday #235 - Adding Color to Stamped Images

Hello friends and Happy 2016!  Finally got a little bit of mojo back to play along with this weeks Make it Monday challenge where Laurie shows us how to add more color to stamped images with colored pencils and Gamsol.  Haven't used this technique in ages, so it was fun to pull the colored pencils and Gamsol out again!  I challenged myself to use the Brushed Blooms stamp set, as I've had it since last Spring, but was too intimidated to use it.  And now I don't know why I waited so long...it really is a pretty set, and so fun to use color and flowers again!  I love making Christmas cards, but was SO ready to move onto something else! :0)  So anyway, here's my take on this weeks challenge:


I started by stamping the leaves with Simply Chartreuse ink and then spritzing them with water before stamping them on my white cardstock.  I used the Lovely Lady and Hawaiian Shores inks for the flowers, and then went back in and added my colored pencils to the flower centers and a little bit on the leaves, and then spread the color with my paper stump and Gamsol.  At this point I had the card right side up, but was reaching for a brush to do some splattering, and my arm turned the card upside down, and after staring at it for a minute, I decided I really liked it that way!  So I added my Wet Paint sentiment and splattering, pop dotted it to a white card base, and added a piece of black and white bakers twine to finish it off. 

There's still a few days to play along with this weeks challenge, so check out Laurie's great video and beautiful card right here to play along!

Well off to make an apple pie and then start un-decorating my house!  Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!! :0)

16 comments:

  1. This is lovely Marcia! I love the soft water coloring you did. Looks like you hand painted it.

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  2. OH, Marcia, this is simply beautiful. Flowers always make me smile, & you've used them so beautifully on your card.

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  3. Marcia, this is so beautiful. I love it. The splattering adds so much. Have a Happy New Year, my friend.

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  4. Marcia this is gorgeous; I love these flowers with that watercoloring look. (I never would havecome up with the idea of stamping after spritzing with water) Love this!
    Happy New Year!

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  5. I love this card, so very beautiful!!!

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  6. Marcia, you did a wonderful job with this! Love seeing "lovely lady" on the card.

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  7. Gorgeous, Marcia - love what you did for the challenge, very creative and artsy. And thanks so very much for usimg the set that I wanted to use :( Hahaha.

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  8. Hi Marcia,
    I just love your bright and happy card. Your shading of those pretty flowers is fabulous and creates a lovely artistic effect. The black trims pop against the soft colors.

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  9. This is really pretty, Marcia! The flowers are so soft-looking, and I love the pinks with a touch of blue. Just beautiful!

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  10. How beautiful, Marcia ... those watercoloured blooms are so soft and delicate ... the subtle shading gives them such a lovely sense of depth! Thanks so much for coming by and for your sweet words! Anita :)

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  11. Love how you inverted your layout, Marcia, so interesting. Beautiful stamping and coloring. The splattering adds the perfect touch!

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  12. your flowers are amazing! I might need to go out and find some gamsol!

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  13. These flowers look so fabulous with your own coloring details! Don't you love when happy accidents happen and make our cards turn out that much better? It's beautiful in either direction! So glad you finally gave this set some love. ;0)

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  14. The flowers are so pretty and soft, just lovely! The splattering adds a great finishing touch!

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  15. Love the design of your card, Marcia--gorgeous creation!

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  16. Oh, Marcia, this stamp set is a beauty! Your card turned out gorgeous!LOVE the colors, so Springy :) Love the background splats and paint brush sentiment for a perfect ending!

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